Keeping a Tidy Home is Easy If You Stay Home With Your Kids

Sticky floors. Dirty hands. Crumbs galore. I was having a conversation with another mom the other day when the topic of our homes came up. She was talking about how those who stay home with their kids are able to keep a tidy home since they are physically at their home during the day, and […]

I Have No Idea How You Do it With Three

A mom friend recently confided in me about her struggles in becoming a new mom. We talked about how the time for herself has diminished and how the constant care for her new baby is exhausting. And then she went on to comment, “I have no idea how you do it with three.” And right […]

We All Have a Story

Have you ever looked at someone from the outside and thought about how it seems they’ve got it all? I’ve caught myself doing that on occasion. Pondering thoughts about how their children appear to be angels. How their marriages look flawless. How their upbringing must have been unforgettable. How they must eat healthy, home-cooked meals nightly. […]

My Life-changing Experience Shopping at Walmart

Ten years ago, grocery shopping looked pretty simple. I’d peruse the aisles at my leisure without much of  a list in-hand. In fact, what did I even eat in college? Did I cook meals? Or was it a lot of eating out? I don’t even know what I ate. Anyway, my grocery shopping days were […]

Baby Franklin Turns Twelve Months!

My baby turned one this week!       ONE! (Sniff.) And you know what those jerks at did? They changed my baby updates to TODDLER updates. Unacceptable. He is still my baby and will be for years to come. So, as I have done every month for the past year, here is the […]

My Bachelor-esque Surprise Date- Take 2: Ain’t Life Grand

While he wouldn’t like to openly admit it, my husband can be a pretty romantic and thoughtful man. What I thought was just going to be a quick, low-key trip to Las Vegas to spend a day with my guy while he was away for work turned into one of the best, most unforgettable experiences […]

Baby Franklin Turns 11 Months

Eeeeeeeleven months! Our baby is one month away from being a year old and I know what you’re thinking… I can do the math… thanks for the clarification. 😉 But, one month and my baby is a year old! I just don’t even believe myself when I say it out loud. I really would like […]

I Still Carry Them

  I still carry all three of our kiddos. Gwyn is nearly 6.5, Cal is 4.5, and Franklin is almost 11 months. And all three of them still ask (through words or grunting) to be picked up and held. And I oblige. At the end of the school year last year Gwyn was still running […]

Brought to Tears By My Singing… (you could say…)

I’ve never done a Throwback Thursday, but recently came across a video I took a few years ago and couldn’t stop giggling. So, I’m throwin’ it back to a few years ago! Do you remember the original video of the baby brought to tears by her mother’s beautiful singing? It truly is a sight to […]

Shopping Local with Charli Iris (discount code!) for Gwyn’s First Day of First Grade

Our Sweet Gwyn started the first grade this week, and boy did I have mixed feelings about this day! In our district, Kindergarten is still half-day, so this year marks our first of being in school full-day. While I am pumped for our little girl to be experiencing new and exciting things, it also makes […]