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, 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!

RECIPES

Kim’s Kitchen – Creamy Chicken Breast

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

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Our Merry Time on The Disney Dream

Hey, friends! I'm back! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my family took a nice cruise last week. We went on The Disney Dream for their 'Merrytime' cruise, which is Christmas themed. Mercy Me (the band) and the voice cast of Adventures in Odyssey were also on board, so we got to… Continue reading Our Merry Time on The Disney Dream

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Happy Birthday, Caroline!

It's true. This morning, at 6:58 am, my little bird turned 3 years old. I'm a bit in denial that it's been three whole years since I first held her and saw her sweet face... but oh, what a joyous three it has been. She was born on a cloudy Tuesday morning, in a stark… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Caroline!

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

FAMILY, THE KIDS

Another Week Gone

Well, it's been another week(+) here in the Reynolds House, and here we are on Labor Day, preparing to start the 3rd week of school tomorrow. This last week was interesting, to say the least. Robert had an excellent week at school, and we've really adjusted well to the new routine. The amount of homework… Continue reading Another Week Gone