FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

10 Things I Want my Kids to Know About Me

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

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Personal Thoughts

10 Things That Make Me a Good Parent

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

FAMILY

Project 365 – January 4-25

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

Personal Thoughts

Living My Best Life

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

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

Here We Go!

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!

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Happy Birthday, Robert!

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!

Echaria Rising

Echaria Rising – The Official Update

Well, friends, it's time for an official update, plus a bit of a behind the scenes peek at how things are going! There are a few things I want to mention, so I'm going to tackle them in no particular order. Book Launch Speaking of the book launch, we have a tentative date! If all… Continue reading Echaria Rising – The Official Update

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

Pumpkins and Pregnancy Loss

Well, October is here, with all of its associated fabulous festivities. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and we have several standing traditions here in our house. Halloween cookies, Decorating, A different holiday appropriate movie every night, flashlight ghost stories, pumpkin carving, and of course, the main event- the costumes and candy collecting. October is… Continue reading Pumpkins and Pregnancy Loss

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts, THE KIDS

The Color Conundrum

It happened. The conversation that I knew was inevitably coming, but was hoping wouldn't happen for a while. A conversation about biological sex and colors. I know, it sounds ridiculous, right? Let me explain. A little girl in my son's class asked him what his favorite color was. He responded "Red is my top favorite,… Continue reading The Color Conundrum

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts

Hurricanes and Life

Hey, friends!  It's been a good while since I've updated, and for good reason. Irma happened. She came, she saw, she conquered, and even though we didn't see her eye like predicted, we are still reeling in the aftermath.  Our area is still about half without power, and residents are trickling back in after evacuating.… Continue reading Hurricanes and Life