Parenting

hoping for healthy baby

Hoping for Healthy

I read something recently where a blogger said that when someone says “they hoped for healthy babies” it was hurtful to those who have had babies who were not born healthy. I do not feel that way. I had a baby who was born healthy, but not perfect. We did not get to do skin […]

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embrace the chaos

Embracing Toy Chaos

So, you know how there’s all those moms on the internet talking about how they only “live in the now” and how their houses are messy because they’re “making memories” and blah, blah, blah? I read these posts and I’m constantly like, “YAASS that’s me, too! Preach it, sista! Keep making those memories!”… but I’ve […]

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Choosing And

Choosing AND

Every morning when I brush my daughter’s hair for school she says, “princess hair.” She pulls her hair to the side and strokes it – and I start to get a little scared. I respond with, “You know, you can be a princess with short hair and long hair? You can be a princess if […]

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late night mom

The Late Night Mom

The children are nestled all snug in their beds. Kitchen’s clean. Toys put away.  Backpacks prepped and ready for tomorrow. Face washed. Teeth brushed. Time for momma to catch some Zs, right? Well now, that would be the wise thing to do. The logical choice. I mean, I’m tired, right? I’m always saying I’m tired. […]

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Fall Date ideas Austin

Fall Date Nights

Fall is my favorite season…something about the air turning a few degrees cooler (it is Texas after all), football playing in the background, family coming together to cook delicious comfort foods. It is the best. I get a new sense of inspiration in the fall for cooking, family outings and dates with my main man. […]

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cuss words

Cupcakes and Cuss Words

My son’s first bad word was because of me. Which, might I add, was completely unexpected. If you’ve ever met his Grammy or his Daddy-O, you would have thought for sure one of them would have taken that win. Untamable. Trucker. Mouths.    And because I’m sure I’ll never hear the end of it, I […]

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