In light of International Women's Day, here is a little "mantra" I wrote for myself, as motivation and in celebration of being a woman 🙂 I am a woman. I am proud of who I am, all parts of me – the strong, the vulnerable, the feminine, the non-feminine, the emotional, the physical. God made me … Continue reading international women’s day
Technically I'm more than halfway. But who's counting? (Me. I'm counting.) This pregnancy has gone by incredibly fast and incredibly slow at the same time. How many weeks? 21.5 Cravings? With AJ, I craved ice cream and milkshakes, along with salads with Ranch dressing and beef every now and then. This time around, I've been craving breakfast … Continue reading bump update – halfway there
Chris, AJ and I are happy to share that our family is growing by one! AJ will be getting a little brother this summer! My due date is July 1, so we aren't sure whether we will have a June or July baby. Needless to say, we are incredibly excited!
Has anyone else been feeling a little hopeless lately? I know I have. I’ve been feeling like the problems I see in the world are so big that surely there is nothing I can do to change the tides. Yes, donating to worthy causes, volunteering for charitable organizations, voting and becoming an active citizen are … Continue reading 7 simple things you can do RIGHT NOW to make the world a better place
Because I can't get enough of reading and hearing about the cute and funny things kids say, here's a few of our own to add to the mix: Talking to her Elsa doll... AJ: "Cute dress! Ariel bought it." After I explained that the thing on the back of Elsa's dress was a cape... AJ: "Super … Continue reading AJ-isms
Snacking without a toddler: It's mid-morning, and you're hungry. You walk into your kitchen and rummage through your cabinet and fridge. You make your snack, sit down, and eat, likely scrolling through your phone or reading a magazine while you do so. Total time: 5 minutes. Snacking with a toddler: It's mid-morning, and you're hungry. … Continue reading snack time – with and without a toddler
There is no getting around it, Sunday, October 16, was an absolutely terrible day. One of the worst. After a trip to the emergency vet clinic, we learned that our 10-year-old dog Major was dying quickly, and we had to make the gut-wrenching decision to end her suffering. I pet her and hugged her and … Continue reading saying goodbye to our best friend