My Top 5 Best Date Night Ideas!

When David and I were first together, we went on dates almost every single night. A typical date night included going to Red Robin for burgers, and then to the movie theater to watch whatever looked interesting. We would go to movies that we liked MULTIPLE times in the theater. Even though that now seems…

Resolutions and Mom Bods

This time of year always makes me excited. I know that it doesn’t have to be January 1st to mean that it’s a clean slate, but there is something about it that triggers a sense of reset for me. However, with my excitement there is often a sense of complete overwhelm at all I wish…

Gift Guide for Moms

Gift guides are one of my favorite things to read. I love seeing what other people are wanting, or already have and love. Here are some of the things that were or are currently on my Christmas list (meaning my husband spoils me and buys me gifts for no reason, so I already have some…

This isn’t about me.

“Did you happen to bring her jacket? It’s a little cold down here!” she smiled as she asked. Immediately my head swirled. “She thinks I’m a bad mom. She probably thinks I had my daughter too young. I probably did. I probably am.” All of this was laced with anger and resentment and happening in…

How to Minimalize Christmas with Kids

My husband and I come from very different backgrounds when it comes to Christmas time. I remember very clearly the first time we both laid out our families Christmas traditions with each other-my family went to the Christmas Eve service at our church, drove through the rich subdivision looking at their lights while singing carols,…

Our Favorite Fall Traditions

Fall is my favorite season. When I was younger I absolutely loved summer because of freedom from school, warm weather, and the long days. Now that I’m what I loving refer to myself as “old and fat”-I like my days shorter and colder…kind of like I am! Alright, all jokes aside, I really do love…

How I Plan My Life

My journey to planning was long and drawn out. When I first got married, I didn’t have a job (which was a mistake-heading into a record breaking winter in Alaska for snowfall…I don’t think I’ve ever been so depressed in my life), so I didn’t need to schedule or plan my day out at all….

How I Find the Time to Read

Since posting my summer reading lists I’ve gotten this question a few times. How does a mom with a 4-year-old and 7 month old have the time to read? The honest answer is this-I don’t. haha! I wish I could give you some pretty poetic answer about how I do this or that to make…

How I stared a War Room

I’m just going to be really transparent with you here-I still have not seen the movie War Room. Why? Because the last time I tried to watch it I was not in an awesome place with God and I just cried every time my eyes wandered from my phone to the tv screen. God has…

My Summer Reading (Part 2)

Well, somehow the summer is drawing to an end. I seriously can’t believe how quickly it went-I know how cliché that sounds. At the party the library held for the end of the summer reading program V won a prize. David screamed and I cried. It is so strange and wonderful to be a parent….