Friday Five: #8

So many favorites this week! Choosing five seemed nearly impossible, but I did it! What are you loving this week? Family bike rides! After our bikes were stolen out of our garage at Thanksgiving I got super sad; fortunately we were able to save up and buy new ones, plus a tiny seat for little… Continue reading Friday Five: #8

Four Favorite Podcasts for Mamas

Sorta Awesome • This one isn't necessarily directed at mothers, but the show is run by Megan Tietz (a mother of four) and her regular co-hosts are all mamas as well. This makes for quite a lot of chat about motherhood between their broad range of topics. And they talk about everything! From spring cleaning to… Continue reading Four Favorite Podcasts for Mamas

Favorite Parenting Resources

Before I became a mother, there were many things I thought I'd never do or many I knew I would always do. Just as in marriage, "never" and "always" are not the best words to use. One of the things I knew I would never do was let my child go around with a booger-encrusted… Continue reading Favorite Parenting Resources

Reflections on One Year & Infertility

My baby turned one. My baby. The one I dreamed of for years. The one I longed for through heartache and loss. I couldn't know back then that my baby would one day be. She would be one. She would be ours. As I peed on sticks and bought more tampons, I didn't know she… Continue reading Reflections on One Year & Infertility

Easter Basket for a 1-year-old

One of the things I most look forward to as a wife and mother is creating traditions for my family. Traditions have been of utmost importance to me my whole life; my faith has a heavy emphasis on tradition and my parents also raised me to honor tradition. Some traditions are big and important, and… Continue reading Easter Basket for a 1-year-old

All The Philosophies

I'm a bit of a dabbler when it comes to philosophies and styles and theories of education and development. I read a lot, but I'm unable to choose just one. I love Erikson because his ideas about an identity struggle at each stage of life makes so much sense to me. As infants we're struggling… Continue reading All The Philosophies