To my son, on your adoption day

To my son, It’s been a journey. You’re too young to understand everything that paved the path you walked. But it’s my hope you will one day realize how many people helped place you in my arms. Here’s your story, and a look at those who made it happen. ♥♥♥♥ We were dancing—your brother and […]

New Year, New Goal

It’s weird. At the same time that 2017 was a life-changing year for us, I’m also glad to see it go. Does that happen as you get older? We had highs and lows. I started a new job just days before the beginning of last year (hello, best career decision ever). Russell turned 2. We […]

27 things you need to keep in your car

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I’m usually the one who takes and picks up the kids from day care. Every morning, I load up our new van (read: 20-year-old, but new to us) with carseat after carseat after carseat. It’s a routine I’ve pretty much mastered. However, the other day, the van was in […]

What should we do when the world is broken?

When my son gets injured, he wants the medicine doctors can’t prescribe—a kiss from mom. “Where does it hurt?” I ask. He tearfully holds up a chubby arm or points to a red knee. He’s a curious toddler, and as a result, I’ve kissed a lot of boo-boos lately. It’s made me notice pain more […]

My new perspective on time travel

If you could go back in time, where would you go? What would you do? Think about that for a minute. Map it out in your mind, and let the emotions of the imaginary trip take over. Did you choose to revisit a moment in your life? Did you make a change? Tell yourself a […]