why it’s ok to sit this one out, mama

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all so busy. And are we any better for it??? The things. The schedule. Do they make us better?? Do the tasks ENRICH our lives?? Sometimes, yes. But not always (and more and more I’m finding usually not). I was talking recently with a friend about her family’s Summer schedule.  …

parenting in a skinny vs. fat world

We’re gonna talk about the “s” word today. No, not that one. Yesterday I read a letter from Lauren Conrad about the “s” word – SKINNY – and how she’s banning it from her vocabulary. When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like “skinny,” “slim,” and “thin” have often come up. …

body after baby – how i lost the baby weight

Hey y’all! We’re busy procrastinating the whole packing thing over here.  It’s bad.  I just cannot make myself do it.  I’ll be haphazardly throwing things into bags come Saturday morning – I just know myself.  Luckily I’m fine with the fact that I am the way I am.   Whatever I forget to pack, I’ll …

lessons learned over the past year

Hey!! First off, thank you for all of the birthday wishes for Porter!  He says thank you, only it sounds like “da da” but I’m pretty sure we all know he’s a polite guy.  Since his party is on Saturday, yesterday was a pretty chill day on the birthday front.  Henry and Clara insisted on …