Back in May, I wrote this post on weight and body image. I promised that I would do a check in around Labor Day updating on how I’ve done with getting back to a weight that I feel more comfortable with. Continue reading
Miscarriage really is a beast all of its own. As soon as you find out that you’re pregnant, you start envisioning a different future. What your family will look like, how day-to-day life will be, what this new little being will look and act like. Continue reading
Per tradition in our home, we always have a themed party for our kids and then a separate celebration at home on their actual birthday. This year, Brad was gone on another training so it was just me and the kids. Continue reading
In honor of Vi’s upcoming birthday.
Celebrating her strength and all the fierce little girls who have been told they need to be tamed.
We were at the local Mommys’ Group; I was sitting in a circle of other moms with our tiny babies. Franki was on her little blanket snuggled in, refusing to do tummy time; Marshall ran about with the older boys, pretending to be airplanes with their arms outstretched wide. Vi was in a play pirate ship with a boy who is more than twice her age. Continue reading
With age I have opened up more to the world. I have grown up from that conservative girl in northern Minnesota who thought the world was black and white. More than that, I’ve been more open with my story and my opinion. Continue reading
Growing up, I didn’t really believe in fate. Or soulmates. Or loving marriage. Continue reading
In our house, we love to really celebrate the holidays and create special memories for the kids beyond Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Continue reading
One thing I hope my children take away from their parents’ marriage is our love. We have never been a flashy couple, we aren’t a kind of romantic love story that would get a book or a movie based on it. But, God, do we love each other. Continue reading
My birthday this year found me just weeks away from giving birth. I was swollen, on bedrest, and trying to stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading
For our first featured book of 2017, I can’t think of a better message than The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan. Continue reading