Creativity · Kids · motherhood · Parenting

Just us, right now

One morning Dallas walks over to me on the couch, where I’m sitting with a Papermate Inkjoy pen and blue Hilroy notebook. I’m halfway through the three pages of my “stream of consciousness” writing. He takes a minute to look at the page filled with words, gibberish to his 4 year old eyes. “How do… Continue reading Just us, right now

Creativity · Kids · motherhood · Self-Care

Stealing moments, leaving a trail to be proud of

Yesterday I woke just after 6 with my toddler. The sky is still dark, the crescent moon hanging high in the sky. While my groggy eyes are still trying to open, he wastes no time in starting his day. His chubby hands grab two toy cars on the coffee table, leftover from last night’s play.… Continue reading Stealing moments, leaving a trail to be proud of

Family · Friendship · Kids · Marriage · Mindfulness · motherhood

Showing up

“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how… Continue reading Showing up

Creativity · Family · Kids · Mindfulness · motherhood · Parenting

A sick day, a hair dryer, and thoughts on a life well lived

It all started a few weeks ago when I woke up on a Monday morning feeling sick. If you’re a mother of little ones you’ll know all too well the next thought that ran through my head, which went something like this: Nooooo, not today. Not on a day when my kids are home with… Continue reading A sick day, a hair dryer, and thoughts on a life well lived

Christianity · Faith · motherhood · Parenting

Renovations of the home and heart

Our house is undergoing some much-needed renovations this Fall. The outside is receiving a paint job and the windows have been ripped out and replaced with new ones. Workers trek through the house with nail guns, Shop-Vacs, hammers, and planks of wood. Our front door remains open for most of the day, letting them come… Continue reading Renovations of the home and heart

Creativity · life · Mindfulness · motherhood · Parenting

Things I am learning

Here are a few things I am starting to pick up on, as we do through seasons of transition and change. I write them down because that’s my way of owning what I’ve learned. Perhaps you’ve been there, and will nod your head. Or you’re where I am, just getting there too. Feel free to… Continue reading Things I am learning

Faith · Health · Mindfulness · motherhood · Self-Care

Dressing room moments that wake you up a little bit

You know those days where you have a goal to buy yourself a new pair of sandals for the summer (the soles of last year’s flap and talk to you when you walk), but somehow you find yourself staring at your reflection in the GAP change room wearing the blue and white striped jumpsuit that… Continue reading Dressing room moments that wake you up a little bit