My six-year-old is painfully shy. She prefers to avoid eye contact at all costs and believes a smile is earned, not owed. Even here at home, she's a stage 5 clinger, requiring constant physical contact. Part of me loves it because awwwww, my baby! But I also recognize how having me at her beck and ... » Learn More about Dance Like Nobody…at This Parade is Watching
Parenting, marriage, faith, and funny (with a few rants thrown in for good measure).
Oh, hello! As with my beauty routine, I stepped away from writing months ago. Everything felt so hard. Now I've got a dead blog and a bunch of grey hair, but at least I'm feeling the urge to create again! Truthfully, I'm feeling the urge to eat again, but my jeans are no longer accommodating ... » Learn More about Antagonists, Shutty Town, & Permission: Lessons Learned
This post is sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are my own. This November ushers in my 40th year on the planet. When I recall some of my best times, those beloved teenage years immediately come rushing back. Turning 13 was exhilarating! Turning 16 was freedom! Turning 18 ... » Learn More about I Forgot How Hard It Is Being a Teenager
Oh, hello! Welcome to the fifty-sixth day of Maybruary! It has been seven weeks since we've been in quarantine and I now completely understand how solitary confinement can turn even the most hardened criminals into sniveling babies. Ever committed to lifelong learning, I've been mindful to note ... » Learn More about Laundry Piles Up No Matter What & Other Things I’ve Learned After 7 Weeks of Quarantine
There's been so much togetherness (and zero me-time) here at my house! With three young kids, a dog who doesn't believe in personal space, and a husband whose love language is alwaysthisclose, it has been...wonderful! via GIPHY The untold hours of quality time are a gift and I'm grateful to ... » Learn More about Scenes from Solitude…Take 87