Hi friends! This is kind of a special post because it may be my last tending list sharing for a while. I’ve been doing this kind of post once a month for years now and I’m not sure it’s serving me as well anymore. To be honest, I had a moment where I wondered if I wanted to quit personal blogging all together next year and only focus on once a month posts for Phoenix Moms, but instead I realized I need to shakes some things up and try something a little different first before jumping ship. More on that in an upcoming post, but in the meantime, here’s a recap of November and a peak at my final tending list of 2022… Continue reading
O Brave New World! (On travel, imagination, and our unique stories…)
“O Brave New World! That has such people in it” – that Tempest line is one of my favorites and I think about it any time I travel some place new that shakes me out of my comfort zone- whether that be a brand new country, a different city or state, just a new local trail I haven’t explored before. Continue reading
A Letter to My Youngest as she starts Preschool
The second installment in my “I forgot to post birthday letters on time this year but at least I made notes about it in their birthday books” series… my youngest starts preschool this week and so I thought I would formalize and share her annual letter for the occasion just like I did with my middle kid when she started Kindergarten earlier this month. Continue reading
An Open Letter to my Daughter for her 5th Birthday
So… my oldest daughter’s birthday was actually back toward the beginning of the year… but things were so hectic with returning to school and illness and me introducing my themes for the year here on the blog that, while I wrote her a birthday letter, I didn’t ever end up making it an “open letter” here and it’s actually one of my favorite traditions to share in these little ways about my kids, so the start of a new school year seemed like a good time to share away. So while this was originally written as a letter for her 5th birthday, I’ve actually updated it a bit and turned it into an open letter to her as she starts kindergarten… Continue reading
Numbering my Days
I’m not typically a numbers person but I am trying to reassess that and play with some numbers outside of just calculating the times of my mile splits so…
I am publishing this on April 26, 2022. Less than a week before my 36th birthday. Let’s break that down a bit: Continue reading
Change is Constant- and it can be GOOD!
I think a common misconception is that the things that make us unique or special are unchanging. That they are aspects of our personality or quirks that someone from high school could recognize at your 20 year reunion. The truth is that so much of us continues to change past our initial formative years. The question is if we are going to change intentionally or just going to let life shift us until we look up one day and realize how different we are. Here are a few big changes I’ve experienced over the last 1, 5, and 10 years… Continue reading
Dear New Home
Dear New Home, Continue reading
June Recap and July BREAK!
It is time once again for my annual blogging break. Having this mid-year break is part of what keeps my blogging going. Before I go, I wanted to recap my June goals Continue reading
HOW I Write Blog Posts as a Mom of Three
Mom Life is crazy. I knew that when I started this blog in 2015, a little over half a year into my journey of motherhood. Since then we’ve added too more little ones and while all three are precious, vital members of our family and we love them all so much… my husband and I have experienced a lot more chaos and a lot less free time with each kid we’ve added to our team.
So I thought it might be helpful to write a post about how I continue to write blog posts fairly regularly as a mom of three since I’ve had several readers (moms or not!) ask me about how the heck I manage to do that as well as a few more specific questions about my process. Continue reading