Category: Family Life

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. So it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 and so it is with the annual family trek to the pumpkin patch.  I was struck with this realization the other day when Greg and I […]

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

Let’s just start this off with a general disclaimer, shall we?  Two things absolutely need to be said before we go any further with this blog post. I love babies.  Particularly newborns, but really any baby is absolutely divine. Sisters are a gift from God […]

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

Growing up in the Midwest, thunderstorms were my jam.  I remember standing on the porch or in the garage with my dad, watching them roll in from the west, loving both the thrill of impending doom and the safety I felt in his presence.  Whatever […]

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

It’s one of my favorite times of the year!!  Back to school season is upon us! Of course, this does mean an end to the lazy days of summer, but let’s be honest.  By the middle of August, we’ve gone on vacation and swim team […]

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

My Dear, Sweet Kiddos, What can I tell you about the insanity that took place this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia that would make you understand?  How can I explain to you why people would treat other human beings in such an absurd and inexcusable […]

We Flew to Texas To Take a Road Trip

We Flew to Texas To Take a Road Trip

Let’s just say that I’m not usually a fan of road trips. I have never been a really good car rider.  Honestly, just ask my family.  Growing up, my dad was of the school of “Never Stop Until You Absolutely Have To.”  He may say […]

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

You would think that taking two parents, four kids, five suitcases, and a booster seat all the way to Texas for vacation would have been enough, right?  But imagine, if you will, that you also brought along a whole lot more…creatures…than you bargained for.

Laundry Haiku

Laundry Haiku

Laundry. Bane of every mom’s existence. Unending source of work. A job that can literally never get done. This is the job that never ends… Seriously. Unless you and your family are going to run around completely naked for a couple of days (which, believe […]

Is Summer Vacation Over YET?!

Oh, July.  With your billion degree temperatures, million percent humidity, and promise of school starting next month.  You make me so nostalgic for the glory days of May.  Way back when it wasn’t so hot and the kids were in school and we had some […]

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

Have you ever experienced that when your kids get up in the morning and it’s like they are bigger than they were the night before? Sometimes along this journey of motherhood I am honestly shocked by the ways my kids have grown and changed.  When […]