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There are about 5,000 sayings about second-born children. Usually they’re something along the lines of, “your first-born convinces you to be brave enough for more than one child, but it’s a trick from mother nature into convincing you to...
Pregnancy is so different the second time. As a mom who is blessed with many mom-friends, I expected that my second pregnancy would be different than my first. Even so, I was unprepared for how significantly different my experience would...
I grew up in a local Madison area suburban neighborhood. It had sprawling houses, similar families, organized events, and plenty of neighborhood ordinances to keep it aesthetically pleasing. You recognized whose car was pulling into the neighborhood on the...
Awhile back I watched the documentary Minimalism on Netflix. What the documentary is about is pretty self-explanatory, but for myself it was also very inspiring. Prior to watching it I wished our house was bigger so the kids had...
Recently I've been talking to a friend of mine who is in the process of becoming a life coach. We've talked about many things, but one of the most eye opening discoveries has been how often I use one...
I have a feeling that a lot of us have been turning to Netflix these last few weeks of social distancing as a way to decompress and for a source of entertainment. Working from home, plus homeschooling, plus taking...
“But won’t you two need more help instead of less? You aren’t moving to Alabama with your parents? I can’t believe you’re moving farther from their grandparents! BUT IT’S COLD THERE!!!”  These are some of the shocked (and very southern)...
Overwhelmed, lost, anxious, heartbroken. These are but a few emotions I have experienced over the last few months. The hardest day of my life came on Oct. 24, 2018, when I answered my phone to the news my mom...
Dear Sweet Husband, As 2015 comes to a close, I stand with you holding your hand and breathing a sigh of relief. We made it. This year sucked, but we are here and we are together. We are stronger than...
My mom was a 1970s feminist, the kind college students of today read about in gender and women’s studies classes. She protested the Vietnam War. She moved to San Francisco to use her social work degree talking people down...
Birthday parties are so fun! When I had my first child I could not wait to plan her sweet little 1st birthday party. And, no one could tell me that she wouldn’t remember the perfect party I would put together...
So you want to run a slap dash homeschool in your basement? Awesome. Come on in and tour my operation. I would ask you to take off your shoes, but that doesn't even matter anymore! Just stay 6 feet...

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