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You may have noticed things around here have been pretty mute and slow moving lately. I promise, I do have a good excuse for that and our family is so...

photo by Nicole Mays. I shipped my baby off to Kindergarten last week. Leading up to the day and the first week of seeing him off every morning wasn’t...

I remember the days when I would bask in the sun for hours upon hours doing nothing but slathering myself with tanning oil every hour. I felt lucky to...

Being a SAHM has it’s up’s and down’s. I love spending time with my kids everyday. I can’t imagine not having them home with me right now during their first and most precious year. But, having two kids at home with me makes one-on-one time hard. I try to take both kids on dates every now and then (although, admittedly I wish it happened a lot more...

I had a scare today. Like, seriously something that fortunately wasn’t a HUGE deal, but a freaky wake up call nonetheless; and something that is making me WAY more aware of my world on the Internet and why I’m cracking down on my kids privacy on the blog too. When I got a notification that some guy liked a picture on my blog’s Facebook page, my first...

… SUPER LANDYN! Superheroes commence! We celebrated Landyn’s 4th birthday in style a few weeks ago. Spiderman was there, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superwoman, & Captain America, the birthday boy himself! Captain America’s baby sister even made an appearance! 😉 So before we get into anything else, let’s talk the details of how I pulled this “Super...

I sit here writing this blog post just as I do every year on the anniversary of my mom’s death. I sit here and I still feel the same. I still remember the exact events of this day six years ago. The phone call to rush to the hospital, the drive there that felt like it would never end. Then sitting by her side talking to her. Loving her. Holding her hand with no response...

Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you weren’t you anymore? If you were suddenly gone, how would your world react? Whatever you imagined is wrong. There’s nothing romantic about death. Grief is like the Ocean. It’s deep and Dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time...

Lavery Elizabeth entered the world at 38 weeks 1 day on July 1, 2011 at 8:55am. Kyle and I woke up bright and early, anxious to meet our baby girl and missing our baby boy at the same time. We arrived at CMC Pineville early in the morning eager to let Lavery’s birth day begin! I was up all night the night before sick to my stomach and just anxious overall. I knew...

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