Personal Thoughts

The Details in the DNA 2.0

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

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

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, 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!

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

THE KIDS

Back to School! Week 1 Recap.

Well, the first week of school is over. I'm sitting here on this blustery Saturday, a bit confused at how quickly the week blew by. Overall, the first week was a roaring success for both kids, even though we certainly had our fair share of bumps along the way. MONDAY Monday, Robert started Kindergarten. He was… Continue reading Back to School! Week 1 Recap.

FAMILY, Personal Thoughts, THE KIDS

The End of an Era

Well, Monday morning is the beginning of a new era in the Reynolds' home. BOTH of my tiny babies (who am I kidding) are going to be at school! Robbie will be in KINDERGARTEN, because time seems to have played some kind of cruel joke on me, and little Charlie will be starting in the… Continue reading The End of an Era