Violence isn’t easy on anyone. Death is hard to think about. But I feel as a mom, it is especially heart-wrenching to see unwarranted, reckless violence day in and day out across our country. It’s unfathomable to think about a tragedy striking my family or that my children’s lives could be cut short because of … Continue reading One Mom’s Essay on Violence in America
It’s been a while since I’ve sat down at my computer long enough to put together a blog post. My boys are really chipping away at my “me time” since they don’t sleep as much during the day anymore and we’re staying busy checking things off our Summer 2017 Bucket List. Plus it’s hard work … Continue reading Three & A Half & Loving Life!
My sweet baby Eli is turning one tomorrow and I'm just not quite ready for it. I've been enjoying his babyhood so much that I want to hit the "pause" button and cherish it a little longer. Life as a family of four felt pretty natural as soon as Eli was born. My heart had never … Continue reading Stay Little, Sweet Eli
Today Luke turns the big 3! It's hard to believe he's already been a part of our family for three years. It doesn't seem that long ago that I saw those two pink lines and began to prepare for the arrival of our first baby. That first year was all about the milestones, and every … Continue reading Young, Wild & THREE!
This year we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for 12 adults, 2 little ones and 3 dogs. This is the fourth time we've hosted and this time I think we finally got the menu down pat. So much so that we opted against a competitive food ranking that Robert created (complete with a spreadsheet and voting … Continue reading Our Thanksgiving in a Nutshell
We recently took our first trip to Magic Kingdom as a family of four. Although we live only about an hour from Disney, we are far from being theme park aficionados. I did a bit of prep work for the big day, but there were still a few things that can only be learned through experience. … Continue reading 8 Tips for Visiting Magic Kingdom With Little Ones
Yesterday we took our first family trip to Magic Kingdom. I've been excited and nervous for this day for quite a while. Excited for obvious reasons, and nervous because Luke can have a meltdown like no other, and Eli relies on his quiet crib to nap quite a bit during the day. We were as prepared as … Continue reading Our Day at Magic Kingdom
After spending time in Savannah and Charlotte, which I blogged about in Part 1, we drove an hour and a half from Charlotte to Columbia, South Carolina. We saw there was an Old Chicago restaurant near our hotel, so we were excited to have dinner there since there used to be one near us when we … Continue reading Fall 2016 Road Trip Part 2: Columbia & Charleston
I get the itch to travel a few times a year and I love planning trips and things to do. In fact I have trips planned to places we don't plan to travel to anytime soon, like the Turks and Caicos and Aruba. Since 2016 is the year of Eli, I knew we wouldn’t be going … Continue reading Fall 2016 Road Trip Part 1: Savannah & Charlotte
Embracing life as a mom was no easy feat for me after my first son was born. I loved Luke immensely right away, yet I didn't love being a mom. I was tired and felt vulnerable and exposed. I didn't know what I was doing and I felt like I was being judged for it. Even though I … Continue reading The Truth About Becoming A Mom