Rewind before the New Year

One of my goals for 2017 is to blog more. Not to increase readership (because, let’s face it, Instagram is the place people go to read short commentary and scan through pretty pictures). I want to do it for memory keeping sake. Because life is moving fast, and these three kids that I’m raising are growing and changing right before... Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: Three-Year-Old Girl

For our imaginative, artistic, active preschooler who will be three in just a few weeks! (1) Dollhouse: Nora (and Sam!) play with her Fisher Price dollhouse and princess castles almost every day. So I’ve been considering this upgrade for quite awhile. Then Sam saw an advertisement for one on his Kindle and encouraged Nora to ask for it for Christmas.... Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: Five-Year-Old Boy

For our inquisitive and adventurous 5-year-old boy who loves building and exploring and all things Star Wars. (1) Bow and Arrow: What boy doesn’t want his own bow and arrow? This thing soars over 125 feet, so we may have to reserve archery practice for trips to Nini’s and Poppy’s house. But Sam will be thrilled to find this under... Read more

Letter to Evelyn: Six Months

Dear Evelyn, Happy half birthday, sweet pea! Every day you feel a little bit bigger, you squeal a little bit louder, and you squeeze our necks a little bit tighter. You light up our days (and our nights), and I’m trying my best to hold on to every moment with you because you are growing far too fast. You communicate... Read more

Letter to Evelyn: Five Months

Dear Evelyn, You are five months old and sweet as can be. You have so much expression in those big blue eyes, and your gummy smile lights up your entire face. We are all just so in love with you! I believe you are going to be a storyteller like your big sister. You are constantly cooing and gurgling and... Read more

Letter to Evelyn: Four Months

Dear Evelyn, I took your photos on the day that you turned four months old. But it has taken me almost three weeks to write your letter. Such is this season of life. You surprise me daily with new tricks. You have discovered your hands and your feet and your tongue. You are constantly sucking on your fingers and your... Read more

A Day in the Life | Fall 2016

One day I will miss the morning hustle to comb hair and brush teeth, little lunch boxes with jelly sandwiches and goldfish. I will miss light saber battles, ABC books, LEGO pieces in every room in the house, and a refrigerator covered in magnets. I will miss the multiple requests for hugs and kisses long after the lights go out,... Read more

Letter to Samuel: Five

Dear Sam, FIVE! You have been anxious to turn five since some of your best buddies hit the milestone age during school last year. Five means so many things. It means you are big enough to dress yourself and pour a glass of milk and climb to the top of the spider’s web and memorize the code to unlock my... Read more

The Summer of Three

This was a summer full of learning opportunities. How to give adequate attention to three little humans and juggle their opposing demands. How to take three kids to the grocery store and how to sanitize three sets of hands after 15 minutes inside a public bathroom. How to eat while holding a baby and constantly refilling juice cups and snack... Read more

Letter to Evelyn: Three Months

Dear Evie Girl, Three months is every bit as magical as I remember. You are awake and alert for longer stretches of time. You turn your head to our voices, make eye contact, and talk in excited coos and gurgles. You suck your hands and grab your feet and reach for toys. You use your legs to push against our... Read more