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.
We are expecting a baby this spring. Most people we have told are super excited for us. They say congratulations and then turn to our two older daughters and ask them if they are happy for a new baby. But, there are a few people who have taken me by surprise. Those who maybe don’t … Continue reading Third Times A Charm
“When they go low, we go high.” -Michelle Obama I take a deep breath, they have been fighting all day. The playroom has exploded into the living room and the living room is threatening to cave into the kitchen. Our small house is getting smaller by the minute as angry voices fill every square foot. … Continue reading Resolving Conflict With Peace, Mostly
Every year I look forward to summer. The long, warm days. The endless opportunities to lounge around a pool or river. Adventures and camping and a schedule that looks more like a gentle suggestion than a butt-kicking demand. Being our first summer vacation since school became a part of our lives, I was looking forward … Continue reading The (Rabid) Dog Days of Summer
The smile on her face was bigger than I had seen at school pick up all year. I breathed a sigh of relief. It had worked. The note in her lunch box, the family photo in her cubby, my scarf, securely knotted around her neck for her to snuggle into. They all worked to make … Continue reading Dragons, Wolves, and Her Beautiful Mind