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Homeless, Not Hopeless

October 12, 2018

I loaded the kids into the minivan and buckled them as quickly as I could. I didn’t want to get caught in the rain. It was an unusually cloudy day in early January, and I sensed a storm coming. North Texas is mostly sunny with a side of watch-out-there’s-a-crazy-hail-storm-or-tornado-on-its-way. If you live in Argyle, like […]

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Back to School Confession (from the mama who resists change)

July 30, 2018

Back to School Confession (From the Mama Who Resists Change) From one busy mama to another, I have a confession or two. Confession #1: I don’t like change. At all. I don’t like change because I’m a systemic thinker. I love predictability, routines, healthy habits. I’m really fine with eating at my favorite restaurants and […]

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How to Potty Train

May 18, 2018

How to Potty Train: a reverse method Hallelujah! After 10 years with at least one kid in diapers, we are free. In fact, we just took our first road trip with no diaper bag and let me tell ya, it was glorious. Rarely does a “method” of anything work for all four of our kids, […]

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Living with Less

November 15, 2017

Making a commitment to live with less is one of my core motherhood values. All it means to me is simply: choosing people and memories over stuff. I don’t think anyone really intentionally chooses stuff over people, but slowly over time, stuff just happens. The “stuff” means anything you need, you want or was given […]

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Kids Holiday Gift Guide

November 12, 2017

For ages 1-3, here are some favorites. Wooden Toy blocks: Great for girls or boys. Stack em up, knock em down over and over again. Buy here. Cupcake Kit: For any aspiring little bakers. Decorate and imagine! Buy here. Toy clock: Shape sorting and perfect size pieces for tiny hands. Buy here. See and Spell: […]

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Why do I matter?

November 1, 2017

Why do I matter? I hate admitting that I spent my morning in tears. It’s not because I would prefer to hold back the tears, suck it up and move on. It’s because I had the realization I was stuck in a rabbit hole of comparison and I thought I had already overcome that. Why, […]

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