Motherhood

As we were grocery shopping today, creating and checking off lists, and attempting to tidy up the house in preparation of Thanksgiving, I had to do my own "gratitude check in."  Sure there's lots to do, but I love it.  I pretty much never accomplish preparing for a large family gathering without the help of my family, usually my mom and mother-in-law (this years production is made possible by Grandma and Papa)  I am bad at prepping.  Yep, everything usually falls together somehow at the end with everyones help.  Most of the time, the house feels like chaos, and it's… Read More >>
You'll come across these reminders on the internet encouraging you connect with a friend, maybe a long lost dear one you haven't spoken to or heard from in awhile. It might be from a blog post or an inspirational quote.  Well this is your friendly internet reminder.  This post comes on the heels of my butterfly post for Liam. It was a wake up call that life is short and unknown.  I've always wanted to live without regrets.  Live without the feeling of "I wish I would have done that."  " I should have at least tried to make that… Read More >>
*Trigger Warning* loss My grandmother always loved butterflies. She knew the different species and would almost always wear a pin, sweater or scarf with a butterfly on it. When Gram passed away, we covered the church in butterflies and when one would fly by, we always knew it was her saying hello. Since then, more loved ones have passed away, the butterfly has remained a beautiful and happy symbol of their memory. Most recently, someone died who should not have. I debated whether to share this on the blog or not, but it is not something that I can simply… Read More >>
I have been holding on to many moments lately, as Clara grows and changes everyday. She is now 7 months old and as every mom can relate, I would love for time to stand still.  I'd like to see her goofy smile, kiss her squishy arms and legs, hear her little cackles (that she has discovered makes herself and everyone around her laugh) one more time. But time is not that friendly. It moves forward whether we're ready or not. So, instead of resisting this force/wave/rhythm, why not ride it and accept. This amazing article from Elephant Journal (one of… Read More >>
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