Married mother of three in search of friends. Me: doesn't really drink but is a fantastic pourer of wine, good listener, loves chocolate, can be shy, loves coffee and nap time. You: must tolerate rowdy kids, ignore a disastrous house, and enjoy long walks through the aisles of Target sipping coffee and tuning out the gimme gang that is pushed around and fed Goldfish. If this is you please text me (NO PHONE CALLS) because I am far too scared to make the first move.
These 16 months have been hard. Really hard. I have been doing the shadowy work of really finding myself and accepting who I am. I have been digging deep, deeper than I have ever gone before.
We took the girls grocery shopping today, like we do just about every week. We went up and down the aisles, Luna snuggled on Zach’s chest, Ari chatting away in the front seat of the cart and Elsa happily curled up in the back of the cart, drawing. As Zach pushed the cart by two … Continue reading My Heart Is More So
The amount of sheer joy I felt as I held her for the first time is immeasurable. After a painful pregnancy full of nausea and personal struggles I had given birth to a perfect little girl. Her birth, just like her presence now on earth, was joyous. It is a story I have held close, sharing with … Continue reading A Year Of Joy and Growth
I heard my phone go off alerting me to new emails. I grabbed my phone and opened it, there was a message from a company I didn't recognize. It was an offer to collaborate, they had found my Instagram account for Juicebox Confession and really liked it. The offer was a 10% discount code to … Continue reading Celebrating The Imperfections
We live in a (very) modest house. We have three young children and two cats. Space is something we frequently run out of and something I am nearly always dreaming about having more of. Four times a year we brace ourselves for an influx of more stuff: each of our daughter's birthdays and Christmas. We … Continue reading Easter: The New Christmas?
I was recently told that I dressed too nicely for being a mom with three young children. I had no idea how to react to that statement, was it a compliment or an insult? I looked down at my outfit and chuckled while muttering, “ok…..” I was wearing my pretty typical jeans, favorite top, pink … Continue reading How I Found Self Confidence Through Motherhood
Transitioning to two (or three, or four...) children can be challenging. Here are my top tips to help ease this transition.
New year means new me, right? Let’s all roll our eyes collectively. The only thing that will change when the clock strikes midnight is the year and even that will take a few months to sink in. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the motivation to change what we don’t like about ourselves and the … Continue reading New Year, Not So New Me
Our schedules around here have been bananas since September. School and work and appointments and work and meetings and events and work. Phew! We were desperate for reconnection. Not just my husband and I but also us with our children. All the running around made it seem like we were pinballs in a giant machine, … Continue reading I Gotta Go With… Pizza and Games!