• Freedom From Parenting Guilt

    Freedom From Parenting Guilt

    Like most parents I fear that I fall short with my children. I worry that I don’t have what it takes as a mom and that I could possibly ruin my one shot at this child rearing

  • Are Unexcused Absences Ever Excusable?

    Are Unexcused Absences Ever Excusable?

    I take school and academics very seriously, but I am not opposed to missing a day every once in a while even when the reasons aren't related to death or illness. Maybe you've seen some

  • 10 Ways To Feel Loved and Adored By Your Spouse

    10 Ways To Feel Loved and Adored By Your Spouse

    (originally posted on November 11, 2013) Imagine your husband brings home a rare painting in an ornate frame and he wants to hang it up in the living room, but you can’t find any nails,

How We Met 2

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: Marriage, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

I am pretty excited, okay EXTREMELY excited about the 2nd annual installment of "How We Met"- a series of love stories. I'll be kicking it off on Monday, but before that I wanted to take a look

Acknowledging the Self Control Crisis

By | February 2nd, 2016|Categories: My Life, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I recently did a book review of Strong and Kind by Korie Robertson. I mentioned the idea presented in the book to choose two character traits that you would want to be the main focus in your

Hanging My Hat

By | January 30th, 2016|Categories: Special Needs, Uncategorized|

I took this week off from blogging. Not because I didn’t feel like writing (because I really have). I just needed to focus on Elle this week. We had 4 different appointments so it’s been

Strong and Kind

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Parenting Tips|Tags: , , , , |

I decided that instead of a brief synopsis at the end of the year of all of the books that I remember reading, I would do a review (or at least share some thoughts) of


By | January 4th, 2016|Categories: My Life, Pregnancy & Birth, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

I wasn't going to do a word for the year this year, but then God just sort of dropped this in my lap and was like Yes you are. The first way the word "Next"

This Time is Different

By | December 28th, 2015|Categories: Babies, Hearing Loss, My Life, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , |

I sat in the exam room with a  tightness in my throat. I had felt fine, but as the reality of it all sank in the emotions rose up. I began to cry hot tears.

Awaiting the ABR… Again

By | December 16th, 2015|Categories: Babies, Hearing Loss, My Life, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Elle is now 5 weeks old. She had her one month check up this week and is now 10 pounds 22 inches. The Doctor has been extremely impressed by her growth. Here is a side

The Smallest Person. The Most Laundry.

By | December 7th, 2015|Categories: Babies, Laughter|Tags: , , , , |

In the past three weeks my mom, my husband, and I have all collaboratively worked toward keeping the piles of dirty laundry from taking over house. It's like some kind of horror movie. I could just

Her First 3 Weeks (with photos)

By | December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Babies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I recently shared how difficult the first three weeks postpartum have been for me, but the good news is Elle would never know it. Her life has been comfy and sheltered. I feel like being

Elle’s Birth Story

By | November 15th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Natural Living, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , |

When I planned to have my baby at a birthing center that was an hour from our house I got a lot of different reactions from concerned people thinking that would be too far of

She’s Here

By | November 13th, 2015|Categories: Babies, My Life, Pregnancy & Birth|

The review I posted Wednesday was already written and scheduled, other than that I haven't blogged at all since Monday November 9th when I announced baby Elle's name. The reason for this is because I had

The Final weeks of Pregnancy

By | October 27th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Whoa... it's almost baby time! This week is all about preparation because next week I am gong to be full term. Actually that's not true. I used to think that, but turns out that


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