When There’s Not Enough Mom To Go Around and Why That’s a Good Thing

When I had my first child, my son, I was his everything. I was home full time with him and my life revolved around his every need. I fed him when he was hungry. I rocked him to sleep when he was tired. When he cried I comforted him. When he laughed I giggled right…Continue Reading “When There’s Not Enough Mom To Go Around and Why That’s a Good Thing”

What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety

Yesterday I was surprised by this enormous hornet’s nest. More than surprised really, it literally stopped me in my tracks. You see I walk this route fairly regularly. I’ve walked past this tree dozens of times but I’ve never noticed the hornet’s nest. Probably, because until very recently, the tree was covered in leaves. As…Continue Reading “What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety”

New Parents: Here’s How To Deal With All The Unwanted Advice You’ll Get

When you have a new baby, the advice comes at you from all angles-your mother, your mother in law, co-workers, friends, that lady in the underwear aisle at Target-it never stops. There’s the outdated advice from your parents’ generation. “I smoked when I was pregnant and my kids were healthy.”  “None of my babies had…Continue Reading “New Parents: Here’s How To Deal With All The Unwanted Advice You’ll Get”

How To Foster A Love of Reading In Children

My kids love reading. I’d love to pat myself on the back about this, but I’m pretty sure I just got lucky with this one! The further along I get into this parenting gig, the more convinced I am that I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m honestly kind of just winging it you guys! But because all four of my kids do love reading, I spent some time reflecting on why and I’ve noticed a few things that work in our home that encourage a love of reading in our children.