family, Parenting, Uncategorized

Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Finding yourself, who you truly are at your core, is hard. Finding yourself during motherhood, at least for me, has been undeniably harder.  So often as mothers (fathers, too) we devote our entire being to raising our children and doing what they need, without much consideration for ourselves. Many of us (I fall into this… Continue reading Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

adventures, family

A Much Awaited Family Reunion

This year has been a wild ride, and a struggle for nearly every person out there. Most of us are spending the holidays without our loved ones and it is incredibly hard. Our family was no exception, and for the second year in a row the kids would miss seeing their daddy at Christmas. As… Continue reading A Much Awaited Family Reunion

family, Parenting

My Favorite Holiday Traditions

When I was a kid some of my favorite things centered around the traditions my family had. Most of those were holiday traditions done between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, but some were just general things we did year after year. Every summer, for example, we would spend a week up north near the beach… Continue reading My Favorite Holiday Traditions

Parenting

Giving Back During the Holiday Season

I’m still in shock. My family lost a truly remarkable piece of our puzzle last night. My great-uncle Pete was such a wonderful person. A God-fearing man, who did his best to be kind-hearted and generous to everyone. He had the most uncanny ability to share a funny picture or meme with me just when… Continue reading Giving Back During the Holiday Season

adventures, Parenting

Travelling With Children and Why I Do It

Another miniature adventure checked off our list. Have you ever travelled alone with children? It’s not always the easiest or most fun thing to do, and let’s face it, kids can be downright annoying at times. My oldest two are always fighting with each other and asking “are we there yet?”, and my youngest tends… Continue reading Travelling With Children and Why I Do It

Reading & Writing

Build with Bricks: Book Review and Author Spotlight

Today’s post is a little different than what I normally do, so I hope you enjoy this collaboration! I met a children’s book author recently through Twitter. In case you didn’t know, the writing community (on Twitter especially) is composed of some wonderful people who are all about supporting and promoting other writers in addition… Continue reading Build with Bricks: Book Review and Author Spotlight

Parenting

Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting is hard.  Now that we’ve all collectively nodded and agreed, I want to talk about why I feel motherhood is especially hard, and tips I’ve learned. Of course, I realize that all parenting is hard, but since I’m a mother I am pulling from my own experiences here. I have three children that are… Continue reading Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting, Reading & Writing

The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton

When I was a kid I loved stories, whether it was reading them or telling them to others; and the stranger the story, the more I enjoyed it. I'm talking about Louis Sachar, Alvin Schwartz, Joanna Cole and so on. Once I had children of my own I read to them constantly, but always either… Continue reading The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton