Self-Care

  • Staying Me – Responding to tough times based on your true identity

    This week, I was out of town with my family and staying with friends of family. While they are super awesome and accommodating, there’s always an added stress when you’re staying at someone else’s house and your child is acting like he’s straight out of the movie Problem Child. My husband and I have found […] Read more…

  • Sometimes, after becoming a mom, we can feel like we lost our identity. Here are some questions to get us to defining ourselves.

    Defining Me: The importance of an identity beyond our kids

    My family mean the world to me. My husband came first and loved me for me, supports our family with amazing sacrifices every day, and enabled me to be a mother. For all of that and more, I love him with all of my heart. Then came my children, who taught me that the world […] Read more…

Parenting

  • Need help with getting your toddler started on his summer bucket list? Here are some prompts to get you going!

    Toddler Summer Bucket List Prompts

    Yay summer! Not only are my kids home with my husband for the summer, but this week my family is on vacation at the beach. A few weeks ago, in anticipation for the summer, my son and I created a summer to-do list (or most popular now as a Summer Bucket List).  This is the first […] Read more…

  • Do you define yourself as a mom by your good days or your bad days? A nice reminder of looking at the whole picture before we judge ourselves or others. http://www.theseblankwalls.com

    On being a good mom: Looking at the whole picture

    I recently had an awesome day with my kids. I took the day off of work and just spent time with them. My son, who is growing like a weed, needed new pants so we ran and got him a few pairs of new jeans. Then I ran and got them an early lunch and […] Read more…