When life slaps you in the face.

When life slaps you in the face.

Ever feel like life slaps you across the face when you’re already down? This literally happened to me the other day. You see, my husband broke his wrist playing basketball three weeks ago. Things like car seat buckles (and baths, and dishes, and… life) are pretty hard with one arm pinned up in a cast. … Continue reading

Choose your yes, and speak your no.

Choose your yes, and speak your no.

Please tell me I’m not the only person who has searched “how to say no” more than once. (Why, oh why, is it so hard?) Surprise: I’m a natural people-pleaser, often striving to out-perform and sometimes stretching myself too thin in the process. But you know what’s worse than saying no? Saying yes to the … Continue reading

8 years, 2 kids: Love looks different.

8 years, 2 kids: Love looks different.

Love looks different these days. Here we are, eight years into married life (celebrating an anniversary just around the corner!), with two rambunctious kiddos vying for our attention every waking moment. It’s the best, and it’s hard. Gone are the days of ordering takeout and watching Netflix all day. Recently, we had a rare kid-free … Continue reading

Lessons in Kindergarten class: extending a hand.

Lessons in Kindergarten class: extending a hand.

My daughter is five, and she’s headed off to Kindergarten next fall. She’s my girly girl, these days decorating her petite fingernails with every color of the rainbow and bedazzling her soft fingers with sparkly rings. We were at our 10-week Kindergarten prep class a few days ago, and she was being, well, a kid. … Continue reading

When you feel too busy for your own life.

When you feel too busy for your own life.

I haven’t blogged in months. Months! And it’s driving me a little bonkers, to be perfectly honest. Maybe it’s moving to a new home, maybe it’s raising two energetic kids, maybe it’s keeping up with a full career. The days are few and far between when I can actually sit down in a quiet spot, … Continue reading