It is a well known fact that kids love to send and receive mail. Heck, even I get excited when I get something good in the mail. This morning Abby asked to "do a project" with me and I thought writing some letters to her favorite Disney characters would be something she would enjoy and … Continue reading Sending Love Letters
Several months have passed since my husband and I went out for our last date night. As I was preparing to write this, I had to sit and seriously rack my brain to remember that we had gone to see either the last Avengers movie or a Star Wars movie. It has been so long … Continue reading Date Night- Finally!
My little man has just turned one. It is hard to believe that we have been a family of four for that long. Changing from a family of three to a family of four was harder than changing from a family of two to a family of three. All our routines were upended. In the … Continue reading A Year of Oscar
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
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
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
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