Advent with an Impossible Duo

Here’s the deal y’all… It’s been a long couple of weeks with Twin A and Twin B (aka Owen and Evan). These two have seriously brought my husband and I to the brink and back again. They have been rude, disrespectful, mean and almost impossible. Yes, I know some people will be surprised to hear […]



Tomorrow you’ll be taller and wiser than you were today. Tomorrow you’ll listen and not throw a fit when it’s time to go. Tomorrow you’ll use the potty all by yourself and not need my assistance for that private time. I will also be able to use it without an audience. Tomorrow you’ll speak clearly […]

So… This is 31.

Sitting here amongst the chaos of our lives eating a dinner we sort of prepared together. This dinner of salmon, potatoes and asparagus was within the calorie range we’re both trying to keep. During half the dinner prep I was running two of our children where they needed to be. He started dinner and held […]

On the horizon is 13.

All the pictures here are from the short time that my oldest was an only child. Now, on the horizon is 13. Yesterday I reserved a space to have my son’s 13th Birthday. Equally exciting and heartbreaking. My oldest boy is on the brink of adolescence and it’s a bit hard to comprehend. I took […]

Cheers to nap time!

Happy New Year! My 2 year old went to bed at 12:40 and woke up at 6:30. Seriously, what a glorious way to start off this year! He greeted me with his perfectly timed and innocently stated, “Hi, Mom” as I opened his door and for some reason I was instantly in a better mood. […]

The Blanket

I was organizing a closet today, while trying to avoid the mess that my entire house was. Anyone else do that? Get so overwhelmed by the magnitude of the mess and laundry that you work tirelessly hard at something that doesn’t matter all that much? If you don’t do that, good for you! If my […]

Weekday Mornings

School started last week, which means I’m waking up at or around 6 am to start my day, sometimes earlier. I don’t necessarily have to get up at that time, but that is when the oldest wakes up and starts getting ready for his day. The first week he struggled with eating because of his […]