Friday Five: #9

Five favorites for this week? Read on! Using The Sweethome has been the best! I love buying a product that I feel confident in without having to do hours of research. So far, we've gotten a mop, a bike lock, and popsicle molds on their recommendation. We have not been disappointed. Reading some good thoughts… Continue reading Friday Five: #9

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

Friday Five: #5

On Fridays? Our favorites. This post about the things children really need even if they don't always seem to appreciate them. Oh, validation! This podcast episode for reassuring me that the year of marriage after having a baby can be so hard. And also creative date night ideas! Standing in my kitchen, listening to a podcast, sun… Continue reading Friday Five: #5

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

The Friday Five: #3

And on Fridays, our favorites! My favorites this week: This article about honoring the role of being a mama. So good. And another article --about allowing our light and joy to shine forth rather than hiding behind our masks. Breakfast for three on a Saturday morning. These lines from a prayer I've been reading during Lent:… Continue reading The Friday Five: #3