“Rock me mama” he said as I laid him in his crib for a nap. Most days I tell him ‘not today buddy’, eager to get to my alone time I have during the afternoon while the kids rest...but today I scooped him up, legs hanging way over my arms and sat in the rocking chair. He asked me to sing Holy Holy Holy and it wasn’t long before big sister came in, hearing us sing, and crawled in my lap too.Read More
New year resolutions have never really appealed to me as it makes me feel more stressed than motivated (because I’m an enneagram 9) but I do recognize it’s a good time to start fresh and establish a few goals to reach for within that year. My plate feels full as it is so I didn’t want to add anything beyond what would be realistically attainable, so I decided that a few simple things would be feasible.Read More
“You are always on your phone…”
His words stung as they came out of his mouth but I knew it was only because they were true. My husband and I had been having some little arguments recently, mostly centered around things that bothered us about one another (those are always SO fun, right!?!) and this was at the top of his list of things about me that irk him. The whole day had been a little tense and the car ride home from dinner that night was pretty quiet with the exception of the backseat noise from the kids. As I sat in the passenger seat of the car, scrolling photo after photo, swiping story after story…he pointed out what I already knew to be true: I am always on my phone…and I hate it.
We are officially in “the most wonderful time of the year” and to be perfectly honest…it doesn’t feel very wonderful right now. The chipper Christmas music serenading me over the grocery store intercom feels quite inappropriate as my mind is focused on things other than sleigh bells ringaling- ting-ting-tingaling….Read More
We have the world at our fingertips. Whatever we desire, we can pretty much seek it out and it can be on our front porch within two days. So we click “confirm purchase” and the anticipation begins. It’s like the adult version of counting down the days till December 25th as we await our current treasure that will be delivered on the big brown sled. Instead of checking all the hiding spots we think our parents are stashing our gifts, we obsessively check the order status, tracking each destination check point of our cardboard box’s journey.Read More