Beautiful Smiles from Beautiful Boys

Today was a rough day. Last night I attempted to go to bed early, but Mason and Rhett decided to wake me up every 1-2 hours. So, despite my attempt, today I was not chipper or productive. I pictured myself like this: But the reality was more like this: This evening I wanted nothing more…

The Joy in Motherhood

It’s only Tuesday, but so far this week has been filled with precious little moments. First, We’ve had several beautiful sunny days. That’s rare for us this time of year here in the PNW, and I’m loving it. Next, Kender and Rhett have had some precious brother moments. Rhett learned how to climb onto the…

Learning (the hard way) How To Prevent Constipation in Babies

*Heads Up – This post contains potty talk. I’m always getting on my 4 year old’s case about not using potty talk, but sometimes there’s just no way around it… Like when your entire story is about a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad poop. A sweet family member of mine recently posted on her…

January Blues

Guess what? I wrote this post about how I’ve been doing so awesome with my mental health lately, and then literally the next day my anxiety and depression flared up. I guess I jinxed myself… I hate January. February too. The holidays are done, I need March and springtime now. There are a few things…

Facing My Demons: Part 2

Two and a half years ago, I wrote about my struggles with anxiety and depression. I thought maybe it was time to post a little update. Overall, things have been going really well! I still have definite ups and downs, but the anxiety and depression are more temporary emotions now rather than the crippling mental illness…

School, Bullet Journals, Canada, and My Precious Boys

School Update We made a goal for 2019 that we wouldn’t watch any tv or play any video games until after 3pm on school days. I thought it would be a pretty difficult transition since we had been binging on the tv because we were sick and it was Christmas time, but it’s had an…