Dear Military Wife,

Dear Military Wife,

Dear Military Wife, I’ll be honest with you. I never really thought much about your world until my family moved  near a local military base. I knew we had men and women serving our nation around the world, but I never really took much time to think about what life was like for those left […]

Is 50 Shades of Grey a love story?

50 shades

The internet has been abuzz lately with the 50 Shades of Grey movie that releases today. I’ve got to be honest here – I’ve never read the books and I really have no desire to see the movie. I’ve read a plethora of blog posts and articles about the book/movie, but I’m not here to […]

Five fun (and frugal) date ideas

Date Night

I would love to go out on a nice fancy date every week, but unfortunately the ole budget puts a damper on plans from time to time. So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a list of five fun and frugal dates for $10 and under. We have three kids age five and under, so […]

Why my children are a blessing and not a burden

Why my children are a blessing, not a

I hear my son’s muffled cry through the baby monitor that is propped up on my nightstand. I roll toward the sound and rub my eyes. The clock says 1:08 AM. My body says “Why are you making me get out of bed? Don’t you know I just laid down?” Motherhood is not easy. It […]

Dear Son: A Letter to a Future Super Hero

Dear Son-

Dear Son, The world needs more super heroes, and you, my little one, were destined for greatness. For years I’ve watched you dress up in costumes. I’ve seen you fling webs and throw Thor’s hammer. I’ve seen you chase down the bad guys and stop the evil doers. I know one day you’ll outgrow these dress-up clothes. […]

Lessons from a Broken Phone

The last few days we’ve had freakishly lovely weather. After several inches of snow last week, we’ve been basking in warm temps and sunny skies. To celebrate our liberation from our grey sky dungeon, I decided it would be a good idea to walk to my son’s school to pick him up.  I had the […]

The Ultimate DIY Bundle! Only 2 days left!

Books in Sink

When we bought our first home four years ago, I couldn’t wait to start tackling some home DIY projects. I have absolutely loved learning how to turn my house into a home. Of course, with three kids age five and under, I don’t always have a ton of time on my hands! If you’re anything […]

When you feel like a failure

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Sometimes, I feel like a failure. Maybe I’m the only one, but I doubt it. So often, I look around my life at all the things that are left undone – the dishes in the sink, the laundry piled in the corner, that little squish around the middle of my waistline. That’s when I hear […]

Why I’m not making New Year’s Resolutions

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Whoa. How is it already 2015? The last year seems to have flown right by for my family. It was certainly a busy one. My husband graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling, our third son was born, and my oldest started elementary school. Yet here we sit, at the beginning of another new year. […]