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The day I stopped being “Mom” and became Mom

When I was faced with the reality of marrying into a ready-made family, I had all sorts of ideas of what I would do as a mom. I would take my kids on individual dates, cook all the time with them, and never have any major problems that a nice little talk wouldn’t fix. I’m not saying that those things aren’t bad. I think carving out time for individual children is important, we sometimes cook together, and those nice little...

My kids and social media

This post is one that I have been turning over and over again in my mind. Quite possibly, this is one of the areas in “parenting” where I have the strongest viewpoint. Social media…and children. Maybe you will read this post and walk away saying, “that’s not how I plan to raise my kids,” and you know what? That’s completely ok. I’m not here to assign blame or tell you how to best raise your children. However, I do think...

Mommy, wait a minute

Disclaimer: I’m not a person who cries all the time. It usually takes a while for me to build up to a cry, and then it’s one of those nice ugly cries that lasts for forever and a day.  Now that that’s out of the way… I cried tonight. Nothing horrible happened. Nothing made me upset or frustrated. I wasn’t hurt or in pain, nor was I elated over something fantastic happening. No, nothing earth-shattering happened. My heart simply slowly...

You’re not alone

I’m currently a part of a challenge group on Facebook (more info at the bottom of this post), and this month’s “challenge blog post” if you will, wanted us to talk about what has been motherhood’s biggest surprise. Friends, family, fellow mamas, I have STRUGGLED with this challenge! I have really had a difficult time narrowing down what has surprised me the most in this journey of mothering that I am on right now. But, this challenge was so good...

And we’re back

To say that life is been busy last few months is a gross understatement. We added a new baby to the family, sold our house, moved to temporary housing while we built our house, the kids started a new school, we moved into the new house, and we decided to finish out the school year homeschooling the kids rather than put them in yet another new school. Um, can I go into hiding yet?  I’ve been writing blog posts on...

And here we go!

There are so many different ways I could start this blog. Believe me, I’ve toyed with several different drafts, and I just couldn’t find the “one” that I felt perfectly encapsulated what I wanted to say. So I’ll just start by saying how humbling it is to have the ability to share what is on my heart and what I have learned over the past almost 2 years of being a mom. My journey started out drastically different than my...