Eighth anniversary, parenthood style.

Eight years ago, my best friend and I went to grab a drink after work. We talked and laughed for hours, and then he walked me to my car. We said our goodbyes, and then, completely unexpectedly, he kissed me. It was the most perfect kiss. The rest, as they say, is history. Seven years... Continue Reading →


Letting go…sort of

I grew up attaching sentimental value to material things. I was the kid who never used her stickers because what would happen if I found the perfect place and occasion to use that super duper cool Lisa Frank rainbow colored cheetah sticker and I had already stupidly used it on a notebook? I mean, who... Continue Reading →

JuneJitterbug Exhaustion

June is basically a month-long celebration of birthdays, graduations, and other party-worthy events. I think there's one week where we have a family birthday every single day. Elliah's birthday is on the 15th, then just 15 days later we have my husband's birthday, and in between that, we have Father's Day. Parties! People! Family! Cake!... Continue Reading →

December, Untitled.

Man. October? I guess I didn't keep up with this thing after all. The year is almost over and honestly, thank goodness for that. I'm ready to put it behind us and start fresh. A friend recently told me that 2016 was reportedly going to be bad all around, and I can say that's pretty... Continue Reading →

cough, cough, cough, get away from me

Everyone in my house is sick right now.  Monika has a cough that won't quit.  Ellexa has a horrible ear infection.  My husband managed to catch that too.  Elliah has really bad allergies.  Caleb and I see to be the only normal ones right now, but living with four sick people and not getting sick... Continue Reading →


I've been meaning to post about the beginning of the school year and how all that's going and my training and my birthday and everything, but I've fallen down the Netflix rabbit hole and every spare moment I've had has been spent watching Dexter with Mona. Ellexa is LOVING pre-k. She adjusted as well as... Continue Reading →

On the end of summer and not hyping up firsts

I do this thing with birthdays where in my mind, it has to be the birthday person's most special day everrrrrr.  In concept, that sounds great.  But making that happen? Totally impossible.  You can't make every.single.birthday the most wonderful day ever. The pressure is crazy. Unfortunately, I do the same for firsts. I get all... Continue Reading →

Four and done.

The girls are growing up and I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and that light doesn't include any more babies. The girls are out of diapers.  They can get basic things like water and snacks for themselves.  They sleep (mostly) through the night and in their own room.... Continue Reading →

Hoarders / just a dream

So, I'm at a point right now where having a mess around doesn't phase me.  Today, I sat at my desk surrounded by student projects, anchor charts, markers and crayons and colored pencils galore, glue drippings, paper clippings, and I didn't flinch.  No anxiety.  No internal seething. Right now I sit here typing this in... Continue Reading →

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