Giving our daughters more

The question at hand: Do I love my mom bod? And the truth: No. No, I do not. And even more of the truth, I've never loved my body. Even as a 5'5" tall, 120 pound physically fit teenager, I cringed and found more things to hate than to love. And why not? I was…

Parenting through the fear

There is no other fear like the fear a parent experiences when their child is in danger. In fact, this fear is driven so deep into a parent's being that it leads to nightmares, daytime visions, and anxieties that push us to do things we swore we would never do. We resort to child safety…

Nap Time? Me Time!

The coveted nap time! Moms, dads, caregivers, you know what I mean! Nap time is golden! I LOVE my children, but nap time is MY time. My time to recuperate from the morning, and get myself ready for the afternoon and evening. It is when I get to eat. When I get some work done,…

Recognizing Dad

This Father’s Day I’d like to put extra focus on Dads and all they truly do for their families.Fatherhood is joyful, rewarding, and all around amazing! Fatherhood is also tough, exhausting, and overlooked. Yes, I said overlooked! Perhaps even diminished, ignored, lost, or considered irrelevant. Let’s change that this Father’s Day and give honest, true…

A Pregnancy Rollercoaster

In recent years pregnancy challenges have come to the forefront of social media, making it easier for women to share their stories. It has also made it harder though, because of the fear of having an emotion others may not find acceptable. Pregnancy stories, good or bad, come with an array of emotions that might…

The Village

"It takes a village." I've heard that so many times! At one point I was so sick of hearing that saying. My husband and I still joke about it. But in all honesty, we know how very true this statement is. My husband and I are extremely lucky to have so many people that love…