Don't cry, I tell myself. You can't cry now, they'll think you're crazy. They'll want to know why. Pull it together! I turn towards the lake and shade my eyes to hide the rebellious tears that won't be talked out of existence. That old enemy Anxiety, ever alert and ready, slinks into the inner monologue. Look … Continue reading D is for…
Paper plates and the kids' toothbrushes. The two things we forgot to bring with us on this camping trip. Granted it was only our third time camping, but you'd think we would have remembered those two fairly important things. Not to worry we told ourselves, we will just go buy some. We went not once, … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #5 We Never Stop Learning
If you've never been camping, let me just tell you that you learn a lot about yourself and your routines when you find yourself crammed into a small space without your normal "things" and have to make do with what you got. Like instead of pushing the button on your instant coffee maker and having … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #2 Mindfulness Is Not Just For Hippies
For Spring Break this year, our family took to the road with our trailer and drove about five hours north to visit our family. The trip had been long anticipated, and everyone was excited to see family and camp for three nights. This was the first time we would be spending more than just one … Continue reading Five Life Lessons I Learned on a Camping Trip: Lesson #1 When the Plan Falls Apart, Begin Again
It was just about three years ago that our family life took quite an unexpected turn. For a week or two I had just been feeling off, my chest had been hurting, and it was starting to make me nervous. It's hard not to let your imagination run wild when it comes to health stuff, … Continue reading Holding On to Hope
Our middle sons are twins, and it has been quite a learning curve raising this little two pack. Keeping up with two humans who are in the same stage at the same time can be overwhelming. Teething was the absolute WORST when they were both screaming all hours of the night. I think I still … Continue reading But That’s Not Fair!: When Comparison Steals Our Joy
Over the years as homeowners I've had some pretty far fetched or off the wall design ideas, most of which never came to be (probably a good thing for half of them!) but my most recent one actually turned out better than I had even hoped! Our house is laid out in a way that … Continue reading Trading Spaces: We Switched Rooms With Our Kids (And It’s AWESOME)
Well hello there! If you have followed my blog for awhile you know that a review on a subscription box isn’t my usual subject matter, but there’s a first time for everything! I have been getting these boxes for almost a full year, and anytime I mention it I get asked the same question: ‘what … Continue reading FabFitFun Review!