4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Mom Will Love

It's that time of year again, Mother's Day is approaching. Do you give your mom a gift for Mother's Day? If so, do you find yourself reaching for the same thing every year? No need for flowers, chocolates, or heart-shaped jewelry- I put together a small list of easy Mother's Day gift ideas that any … Continue reading 4 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Mom Will Love

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Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Out of all the people in the world, I think moms are the worst at taking care of themselves. It is easy to see why; we spend so much time taking care of others that we don't have time, forget, or can't do some things to take care of ourselves. Usually it is unintentional, at … Continue reading Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Family Ghosts: Just Let Them go

Do you have family ghosts? No, I don't mean literal ghosts. I mean family members that used to be around, used act like you were important to them, and then for one reason or another they ghosted you. My parents divorced when I was in third grade. My biological father's family didn't noticeably treat my … Continue reading Family Ghosts: Just Let Them go

The World has Lost an Incredible Woman

Last Saturday I had lain down for a nap with Oscar, thinking if we snuggled he and I would both (hopefully!) take a longer nap. Before I fell asleep, for some reason I had been thinking of my grandmother and how I had loved to visit her on the farm as a child. An hour … Continue reading The World has Lost an Incredible Woman

Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again

Baby Oscar is now six weeks old. I love having him lay all scrunched up in a ball on my chest. His smell and soft fuzzy head is intoxicating. This week he has even given me several early smiles (I swear they weren't gassy ones!) It has been wonderful staying home and snuggling with him … Continue reading Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again