Isn't it interesting how siblings can be so different? I don't have any memories of Rylie not enjoying bath time or water in general. She has always been our little fish and whether she's splashing in the bathtub or swimming at the lake, she loves it. Emmaline, on the other hand, the majority of my… Continue reading bath time struggles and victories
Social media is tricky. It can be discouraging or encouraging. It can be a tool the enemy uses to brainwash and isolate us or one the Lord uses to bring us knowledge and community. It can destroy us or it can empower us. It’s easy to look at this brief list and question how the… Continue reading which social media are you consuming and giving?
Today (5.15.19) was supposed to be my last day at the office. But instead, I’m looking back at my first 15 days at home. I’ll be honest and admit that these past 15 days have not been what I expected. The role change from working-mom to stay-at-home-mom has not been as smooth as I thought… Continue reading the first 2 weeks
"Teach [the Word] to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates..." -Deuteronomy 11:19-20 Faith is the foundation of our family. We are very open in our… Continue reading they’re watching
I never (well… I try to never) let a task or chore be more important than creating a memory with my kids. Obviously, there is a lot of grey area in that statement, but on this particular Saturday (1.26.19) I was packing, cleaning and folding a mountain of laundry that had been neglected for days… Continue reading create
I was completely oblivious. It was one of those things I assumed would be challenging but I completely underestimated how much it would shake me. I loved the idea of my kids being close in age, but the hardest moments of mothering 2 under 2 were easily within the first 2 months of Emmaline’s life.… Continue reading motherhood moments of 2 under 2 that I hope to remember forever
I didn’t want girls. Before kids, I told people I wanted four kids – boy, boy, girl, boy. The only reason the girl was even in the mix was because I thought I would want a little buddy. Otherwise, I was perfectly content being a “boy mom.” Everyone else thought this as well – Aaron,… Continue reading i’m a girl mom, and this is my girl gang