Family

Breathing Room

When I was a little girl, I would take a big, deep breath and sink to the bottom of the pool. I wondered just how long I could last before springing to the surface gasping for air. Truth be told, I’m an asthmatic, so it wasn’t very long before my lungs felt like they were […]

Jonah says…

“Asher, you’re my best friend.” It’s happening. Slowly, but surely these boys are becoming brothers. Melts. my. heart.

The Wall of “Fine”

I got to hold a newborn baby this week. I know, I know, I have a baby of my own, but still…newborns make me weak in the knees. My sweet friend, whom I actually wrote about before, had a baby. A much anticipated and prayed for baby. Oh, the joy of answered prayers! As I […]

InstaFriday: Truly Living

After this week’s post about Special Time & Living Fully, I made sure I really lived! I soaked up time with my boys this week. We headed to the Library for Story Time and heard stories about butterflies. Jonah made a butterfly puppet. (Sidenote: Do you go to your local library for story time? Ours […]

Mommy & Me: Special Time

Since Asher came six months ago, Jonah has needed some extra doses of special time with Mommy and Daddy. While he truly loves Asher, the process of becoming brothers has been hard. Finding our groove as a family of four hasn’t been easy. It isn’t something I have written much about, mainly because it has […]

Jonah says…

“College cheese is on sale, Mom.” (AKA: Cottage Cheese) “Look, Mom, it’s 11:25!” (Lucky guess. He adds “20” in front of all the numbers on a clock.) “I’m on safari!” Gosh, I love this silly boy!

InstaFriday: Six Months

Asher is 6 months old today. SIX whole months. Um, THAT is half a year. How is that even possible? I mean, on the one hand, it feels like he’s been around much longer than six months when I think about colic and sleepless nights that no amount of coffee can help. But then, on […]

InstaFriday: By the numbers…

2 sick boys 104.3 temperature for big brother 101.8 temperature for little brother 3 Trips to the doctor Double Ear Infections times 2…plus RSV Breathing Treatments every 4 hours 1 night spent in the recliner for Mommy and 1 night spent in the swing for Asher…0 hours sleep 225 mL of Amoxicillin for 10 days…times […]

How to Take a Shower When Home Alone With a Baby

Most of us who stay home with the kids would hate to admit how often we are still in our pajamas in the afternoon…ahem. While I think “pajama days” are definitely one of the perks of being a stay at home mom, I’ve come to realize that I get more done on the days I […]

A Reader is Born

We’ve been practicing three letter words (also known as word families) around our house for quite some time now. Honestly, Jonah just kinda started sounding them out one day…by himself. Ok, ok, so I’ve set him up for success with all of the fun things I do with him and I’ve been really strategic about […]