3 simple steps to find your peace of mind

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Here’s a hard truth—stress is unavoidable. We lead busy lives with high expectations, and maintaining some sort of work-life balance can be difficult. But, keeping our wellbeing in check is important. Some of us handle stress with grace, while others (read: ME) flounder under anxiety. Thankfully, there are […]

When an illness is no longer invisible

My doctor swiveled in her chair, clicking through my patient history on her computer screen. “Let’s do another heart monitor,” she finally declared, promptly scheduling the “installation” of my third monitor in two years. After taking literal sandpaper to my chest, burning the wound with an alcohol wipe, and applying the monitor, the medical assistant […]

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 […]