My doctor told me yesterday that I need to be on a "soft" bedrest until I'm 36 weeks along. She didn't put me on strict bedrest because it's summer break so I'm not teaching at the moment, and she knows I have a toddler. Putting a toddler-mom on bedrest is the essentially the same thing as … Continue reading The Sweetest Moments
Do you ever find yourself staring at your phone mindlessly? Scrolling through social media posts, with no real end goal in mind? Do you look at your phone for so long that you start to realize that you're not even enjoying it, and nothing you're reading is important? Or maybe it was important the first … Continue reading Intentional Momming (Part 1): Technology & Social Media
Yesterday morning was one of those mornings in our house. Isaiah woke up very cranky, very clingy, and way too early. Typically, he sleeps until I’m about ready for work. If he wakes up a few minutes early, he can normally entertain himself in his crib until I pick him up. But not this time. I … Continue reading Working Mom Guilt: The Lie we Tell Ourselves
My baby is one. Whew, even typing that makes me teary-eyed. I have been an emotional wreck this week. I think a big part of it is knowing that this will be Isaiah’s only birthday as our only baby. And that makes me feel really guilty. Josephine will probably get the short end of the … Continue reading Happy First Birthday, Isaiah!
Chris and I both work outside of the home. I have had my fair share of mental breakdowns about this, but 5 days a week I have to suck it up, put my big girl pants on, kiss my baby goodbye, and go to work. We both teach, and then Chris coaches. The days are long … Continue reading Breakfast Dates
I was dragged kicking and screaming into minimalism by my husband, and neither of us knew it was happening. It started about 3 days into our marriage. My husband owned a condo in a cute, historic district, but it was the ultimate bachelor pad. We were starting fresh in a townhome that we had … Continue reading My Minimalism Journey