Deep Thoughts

August 25, 2018

So a few weeks back my kids sang in church in front of the whole congregation. It was seriously adorable and sweet and was just one of those happy moments you know you will look back and fondly remember.

But in this particular case the nostalgia would not last long as y...

April 27, 2018

We all have times when we are barely getting by, where microwaving dinner sounds just too hard. 

As pathetic as I am, I have just been through a week of that. Matt's had a business trip for 6 days and I'll tell you what, it is no joke.

I have NO IDEA how you si...

April 24, 2018

Having a clean house with little kids is like running up a down escalator. Wearing roller skates.

But it's a problem, because when my house is a mess I feel crazy. I know of plenty of amazing women who don't feel that way. They are able to happily function in the kicked...

February 15, 2018

11 years ago this week I was in a hospital bed, very near death.

After some years of infertility we were finally pregnant. At 33 weeks along, what started as supposed indigestion ended up being a ruptured appendix that almost took my life. The infection overtook the bab...

January 10, 2018

My little now-3 year old requested a pink cake for her birthday. No sweat. I can do that. 

Sunday night I went to pump it out, as I wanted to get ‘er done quickly while the kids were in bed.

Cake mix: check. Powdered sugar for frosting: nope. Since I wanted it done then,...

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