This Foster Care Awareness Month, I’m reminded how easy it was for my sons to accept each other as brothers. Effortless. Obvious. They just went with it. It doesn’t matter that they look nothing alike.
Do you have an air fryer? I recently purchased one on a whim, hoping to use it for foods we wouldn’t otherwise try. And if I’m being honest, also as an easy way to cook chicken without having to look at it (I can’t stand that!). It’s been a while since we’ve posted here, so […]
I’m a food allergy mom. I walk on eggshells (no pun intended…) around food, so you can imagine my horror at the grocery store the other day. Let me paint the picture: It was a Saturday morning. I was already tired, my kids were ready for lunch, and my cart was overflowing with the week’s […]
I had the worst nightmare ever. Because it was based off an actual day in my past, it felt so real. In fact, everything was exactly the same. Seated on my son’s bedroom floor, I danced and sang, toweling down my freshly washed little boy. My husband was in the other room, draining the tub. Everything was familiar.
Just an hour ago, I was crying on my son’s bedroom floor. What caused the breakdown? Embarrassing as it is, just four little words. In fact, I’ve done a lot of crying over words lately… or really, the lack thereof. See, my youngest son hasn’t done much talking. At first, I wasn’t worried. His brother […]
I’m becoming an aunt again (!!!), and the baby news has me very busy in the craft room. I recently spent some time making gifts for my soon-to-be nephew, including a “taggie.” Or, “lovey,” you might call it. You know, the little square of fabric with tags and crinkles inside? It was fun and easy, […]
The new year is always bittersweet. I hate leaving all the good memories behind, but I enjoy renewing my focus by selecting a word to represent each new year. In 2017, it was positivity. 2018, focus. This year, I really struggled to nail down my 2019 mantra. To help, I looked back on 2018 and […]
Today is my last day as a 29-year-old. Yikes. A few years back, I remember thinking that 30 wouldn’t scare me. It’s just a number, after all. But now that 30 is, you know, tomorrow… I’m having second thoughts. You see, I had pretty high expectations. By the time I hit the big 3-0, I […]
I’ve always loved Thanksgiving! It’s a great time to be with family, cook, and count blessings. And this year, Thanksgiving was a first for us – the first time we’ve spent it without our extended family. Admittedly, I was a bit sad there were only 4 of us spending the holiday together. But, we made […]