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saying no

The Art of Saying No to Birthday Parties, Volunteering and More

I’m the master at saying no. I like to say no. I’m good at saying no. (My children can confirm this.) And I still find myself overloaded at times. So how in the world are you YES people surviving? I don’t get you. But I want to help you. I think that as humans, we […]

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FOMO

I Have FOMO!

My daughter begins her screech laughter while scream/singing. It is one part adorable, one part ear piercing, migraine inducing. And overall, a big fat sign that it is unequivocally NAP TIME! BIG TIME. “No no no no nap!” she pleads. “Yes yes yes yes nap,” I very maturely return. Seriously, hang out with a two-year-old […]

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wanted a girl

I Wanted A Girl

I have never had a problem admitting that I wanted a girl, but God had different plans. When I became pregnant with my first son I was ecstatic that he was a boy. He was the first grandson and my mom always wanted boys, but got two girls! My husband was so excited because he […]

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the house that built me

The House That Built Me

This post originally began as a ‘Big City vs. Small Town Rearing’ type thing, but has since morphed itself into a selfish ditty about the capital city where I was born, raised and lived until I was off to college. And more specifically, the red brick house within that Midwestern town that somehow managed to […]

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