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In honor of Valentines Day let’s talk about love, true love. (Princess Bride, anyone?)               My husband and I were married very young. I was 18 and he was 21, to be exact. It’s true. We loved each other and figured,...
As a parent, I’ve become fascinated with time. Really. Someone please explain to me how one day can be THE. Longest. Day. EVER. Then all of a sudden, weeks and months go by almost unnoticed. It just doesn’t compute....
Growing up we celebrated Christmas and no matter what was going on in my parent's world they always managed to make it special for us.  They didn't make it special by giving us everything we wanted (and I am...
Can anyone relate to a crazy day with their children? Here is a tongue-in-cheek letter I wrote (but never sent!)  after one of my days with my lively girls.   Dear Washing Machine Repair Man, First of all, thank you so much...
Let's face it, we are all busy.  There are so many things to get done. Every day. Every week. Every year. Sometimes all we can do it put one foot in front of the other and trudge on. "Trudging...
We all want to be that mom. You know, the one who seems to have it ALL together. Her children look like they just stepped out of a Baby Gap ad with matching outfits and color-coordinated backpacks and lunch...
Halloween is a wonderful opportunity to photograph your kids. The images serve as reminders of what kids loved at that age as well as them becoming increasingly independent trick or treaters. However, Halloween photos do pose a number of...
Your name, while you had no choice in it, is something that you have lived with and will continue to live with the rest of your life.  Maybe you love the name you were given.  Maybe you hate it. ...
I have lived in Madison for three years now and let me tell you that I love this city. Before living in Madison, my husband, girls and I lived in a small town in South Carolina. The people in...
If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be.   ~Marianne Richmond This past weekend we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. It was a day full of happiness {and...
I always knew I would have unconditional love for my kids. I had this vision of what my family would look like and things they would do- soccer, gymnastics, dance. Never in my imagination did I consider the possibility...
Recently some friends, who are expecting their first child, asked my husband what books about parenting we would recommend they read before their baby is born. My immediate answer? Don’t read any books! Of course sarcasm runs rampant in our household,...

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