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Who I Am

I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a sister. I am a daughter. I am also a granddaughter. The oldest grandchild on both sides of my family, actually. Hello, I'm a type A... Continue Reading →

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Faith: The struggle is real.

In the past I have not been bold about my faith. Mostly because I feel like such a doubting Thomas on a good day, and like a fraud the rest. I'm not perfect, I'm just me.  I have wrestled my... Continue Reading →

Changes they are a comin’

Can you feel that? That crisp winter wind is blowing and with it is blowing in tons of changes for the new year. There's nothing more exciting, and terrifying for me, than change. I actually love change! I really do.... Continue Reading →

Food Choices and Parenting

A couple of years ago, when I first started blogging, it was to share our journey in completing a week-long Real Food Challenge. For 7 days we bought, cooked and ate only "real" (un-processed) food. It was an attempt to... Continue Reading →

Why I Changed How I “Encourage” Other Mom Friends

Having a baby does things to the relationship with your partner that are both good and bad. There are some magical moments. There are also some really awful ones. A couple of nights ago there was a heated discussion that... Continue Reading →

Our little mister’s sanctuary.

So at long last, at the ripe old age of 5 months, Lucas has his own bedroom. Yay for sleep! But really I was just excited to finally design his room. We'd been accumulating furniture since before he was born,... Continue Reading →

Moving onward and upward, finally.

This past weekend we moved into our new apartment. It has a few things we've never had in 6 years of marriage. Like more than one bedroom. More than one bathroom. A washer and dryer. It might not sound very... Continue Reading →

A Caveman and a Dinosaur Walk Into a Bar…

So my intent with these mommy perspective/parenting/life with a baby posts is pretty simple: keep it real, keep it honest. That might mean that someone out there who reads them may be offended by something I write. And that’s ok.... Continue Reading →

After the darkness, there is light.

This post ended up much longer than anticipated, I apologize for that. But if just one person reads to the end and feels the tiniest bit of hope as a result, then that’s all that matters. So recently I gave... Continue Reading →

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