Prenatal Anxiety Part 1: Pregnancy Guilt

I promise after the next few pregnancy and post partum posts I’ll move on to a lighter note, but first it’s time to dig in to the more emotional side… I’ve been hesitant to write these thoughts because I don’t want my 3rd kid (or any of my kids!) to read this one day and think that I didn’t want them, but I know that the fear and shame I still feel around what I know is a much more common occurrence than people talk about is exactly why I need to write this post.

*In this post I do list some specific fears and anxieties, so it could be triggering for others suffering from anxiety or those who have been through miscarriage or infant loss* Continue reading

No Room at the Inn- a christmas post

As Christmas comes ever closer, I wanted to share a story about Christmas three years ago that has been on my mind a lot recently. It doesn’t necessarily fit with any of my themes for this year, but I figure since it’s about Christmas and I’m transitioning blog focuses anyway I’d just go for it. It’s about a small act of kindness that made enough of an impression that years later here I am writing about it… Continue reading

On Homemade Halloween Costumes and Mom Guilt

Last week, I posted an instagram story confessing that I’d spent the last 2.5 hours since the kids went to bed working on Halloween costumes… and that I was seriously wondering why I hadn’t just bought costumes from Costco… I was surprised at how many fellow mamas responded to that story so I wanted to expand my thoughts a bit more… Continue reading

More Fun- Learning from my Kids

Today’s post is a quick one- I’m preparing to jump into rehearsals of lunch time theater next month and we are in the thick of the school year and I’m starting to feel the busyness ramp up with knowledge that the holidays are practically around the corner… so in an effort to focus on one of the things I’m committing to this year and to keep it short and sweet…

Here’s a list of some fo the things I’m experiencing with my kids that remind me of fun things adults just don’t tend to do- maybe it will inspire you to have a little more fun today too. Continue reading

FAVORITES: How to Spark After School Conversations

I was talking with a friend of mine whose little one started pre-K this year and she was talking about how she feels like she can’t get her kid to talk about school at all. The only answers she could get were one word conversations enders or else “I don’t know” And I TOTALLY went through that last year when my son was starting preschool so I thought I’d share some of my favorite ways I actually get my kids to talk about school instead of just “It was good” and “I don’t know” Continue reading