In less than 30 days my little family will be packing up and moving across country. We're headed back to Texas! There were many factors that played into this decision including jobs and housing. I lived in Texas for almost 10 years before we made the decision to move to Nebraska. That's the longest I had… Continue reading Moving Across Country…Again
Raise your hand if you've ever experienced "mom guilt." Everyone? Yep. Mom guilt is that lovely feeling where you convince yourself you're doing it all wrong and the consequences are sure to be detrimental when in reality, quite simply, it's not that bad. Anything can be turned into mom guilt and we all experience it.… Continue reading Who’s Got Mom Guilt?
Eating as a family is a priority for us, but since my hard-working hubby gets home later in the evening that means I either need to have dinner cooking in the crockpot all day or something I can whip up in less than 30 minutes. One pot wonders are one of my most favorite things.… Continue reading One Pot Broccoli Pasta – Quick, Easy, Cheesy!
This is the first oil my family tried. We received it as a baby shower gift when Liam was born. I'd used cheap essential oil imitators for many years, but I was a little skeptical of oils having any benefits beyond aromatherapy. This was the first time I used pure essential oils though, and it… Continue reading Let’s Look at Lavender
Want to hear something ironic? I'm about to write about finding rest and less stress in your day and both of my children are whining at me for something apparently no other person on the planet can do except me. I know you've been there. And if it's not your kids, it's your boss or… Continue reading Finding Ways to Rest and Recharge at Home
By now we've all heard that this flu season is one of the worst. (Don't they say that every year?) And, like most years, there is a lot of debate about the flu shot. I'm not going to tell you whether I think you should or should not get a flu shot or that any… Continue reading Our Best Attempts to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
If you've been following my blog from the beginning, you've already read what I'm going to share. But this is an update like none other! This is an exert from the post in 2013 when we announced we were pregnant for the second time. I was only 8 weeks pregnant at this point. Check out how… Continue reading Y’all…How Could I Not Share This Again?
I mentioned in my last post that it's very important to us to continue celebrating and sharing Pippy's life. In past years Tim and I have had family photos made, gone to a winery, had massages, or anything that is sort of special and out of the ordinary for us. I want this day to be… Continue reading Pippy Day 2018
This coming Tuesday marks 5 years since we held our baby girl, Epiphany "Pippy" Faith. Five years since we gathered with friends and loved ones and prayed in a hospital conference room because there were so many of us we didn't fit in the chapel. Five years since our very beings were changed completely. And… Continue reading A Few Things I’ve Learned in Five Years of Grieving
If you've been to my house, you know I have a TON of kitchen stuff. And I use every single thing on a regular basis. Well, mostly regular. One of our guy friends made a comment one time about how many small kitchen appliances we own and said sarcastically, "But does she have an apple… Continue reading Kitchen Gadgets To Make Life Easier