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On the eve of womanhood

On the eve of womanhood

Fourteen years ago at this very moment I was just a couple of hours away from one of the most influential moments in my life. I was tossing and turning in a dark hospital room and getting ready to meet the little girl who would make me a mom for the first time. I was...
Nashville Day Three: All over the map

Nashville Day Three: All over the map

Vomit free on Day Three! Maybe it was a random stomach bug? Maybe it was just our awesome luck. Either way, no more pukey kids and for that we are thankful! Day Three took us to the top of the Dyer Observatory here in Nashville. This place is a perfect example of our...
Summer Lovings

Summer Lovings

This summer has been a really beautiful one so far. I feel so thankful for the long days that wind to a close with kids playing and screaming outside with neighborhood friends and afternoons spent at the pool getting brown (the kids – not me. #redheadproblems)...
3.6.2017

3.6.2017

It’s Monday and not my favorite of days but the kids are at their hybrid school and Viola is napping (Hallelujah!) and I have a moment where the house is quiet. I figured I would take a second to step back into this blog space and reflect on the weekend and...

A Day in My Life: Orthodontist Edition

I have five kids in the orthodontist’s office drinking the” free to parents only” cappuccino. The two-year-old has “I’m a little butt.” written on her arm by a bigger kid. The five-year-old is wearing the toddler’s shortie...

On grieving.

I’m finding the grieving process to be more complicated than I anticipated. What I want is to come to terms quickly with the loss we’ve experienced and wrap my heart around it and move on to happier days. That’s proving a bit difficult for a couple of reasons. First,...