Hey there, friends. It has been a hot minute since I updated this blog, and for that I can only say, "life happens." But I have some MAJOR updates regarding my post from 2017, "The Details in the DNA" that I thought were share-worthy! I tested through Ancestry, just to cover all my bases. I… Continue reading The Details in the DNA 2.0
As a mom, sometimes I feel like my life is lived under a microscope. "Don't do that, you're a mom!" "Don't wear that, you are a mother now." "Dont..." I'm a little tired of it. Ok, you caught me. I'm more than a little tired of it. I'm a human being! I'm not only a… Continue reading 10 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Me
Her Gemini Heart is one of the pieces that will be featured in the poetry collection The Galaxies Inside My Mind, coming October 11, 2018 to Amazon and Kindle. The twins came into my life suddenly Laughing, healing, Bringing friendship Without condition or clause She was a dancer He was a scholar So different, but… Continue reading Her Gemini Heart
So often, we hear what we are doing 'wrong' as parents. Whether this is coming from family members, peers, or from society, it can be exhausting. Sometimes, it's hard to feel like we do anything right for our kids. Parenting is hard. For example, when my son was born in 2011, ACOG considered 37 weeks… Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me a Good Parent
Here's the last 3 weeks of our #365photochallenge! It's been such a fun-filled 3 weeks, and the weather has been gorgeous. I think the next 3 weeks are going to be filled with FL heat and humidity, but we'll see. To follow along with our 365 journey in real-time, and to see the captions that… Continue reading Project 365 – January 4-25
It's 9 days into 2018, and I can honestly say that I am living my best life. A short story that I submitted to a contest was chosen for publication (out of hundreds of submissions!), my first novel, Echaria Rising, is 4 months away from publication, I've dropped 6 pounds, I re-launched my photography business… Continue reading Living My Best Life
Welcome, 2018! I know, I know, I'm a few days late with this post (what else is new). In all fairness, this transition into 2018 has been BUSY. I've been working a LOT; I've started doing overnights with an absolutely fabulous family (for real, I love them from the bottom of my heart!) and I… Continue reading Here We Go!
As the release of Echaria Rising moves closer and closer, I wanted to give you a bit of a sneak peek. After much consideration, I have decided to share Chapter 1 with you. I hope you enjoy! CHAPTER 1 - GRAN The familiar smell of dried lavender and cedar washed over Adelaide as she opened… Continue reading Echaria Rising – Chapter 1 – Sneak Peek!
On this day 6 years ago [at 9:13 PM], my sweet boy came into this world. From the moment I saw his existence shine from two little lines in my hand, he changed my world. I've always wanted to be a mother. Always dreamed I would have children of my own, to have and hold… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert!
Today, I've got a GREAT recipe to share! It's an old family favorite, and we always break it out on the first cold night of the year (if below 40* counts as cold!) even though we enjoy it year round. Call it a Family Tradition. This savory dish pairs nicely with various vegetables, a nice… Continue reading Kim’s Kitchen – Creamy Chicken Breast