There are days I fantasize about putting our house up for sale, packing up our belongings, and moving out of Texas.
I’ve researched cities throughout the US. I can tell you the median home price, the best neighborhoods, the Good Schools ratings, average commute times, and the weather for more than a dozen US cities. (more…)
We are in a time of transition.
We are going from the parents of babies to the parents of kids.
I loved my babies, but I love that we are moving into a new phase of life. (more…)
I’d like to believe that contrary to popular opinion, most people are good.
I’d like to believe that most people are doing what they can to live good lives, and that people have the best of intentions most of the time.
I’d like to believe that most people are focused on raising good kids, doing the best that they can at work, and building their communities.
I’d like to believe the small contributions we make in our own homes, families, and circles of influence make a difference in the world around us. (more…)
Parenthood has a way of knocking you on your butt… over an over again.
Just when you think you have the hang of it… you realize…
It’s a daily exercise in humility. (more…)
I feel a little bit unprepared to raise a daughter.
I know this sounds strange, being female myself you’d think this would come naturally.
Raising a daughter is baffling. (more…)
Yesterday I found myself telling someone “I’m “just” a mom”.
Just a mom?
I quickly brushed off my life as a mom like it was something to be ashamed of, like what I do could easily be done by another, or like it was somehow less than a job that pays. (more…)
Every once in awhile I stumble across an amazing life hack.
It’s like when I learned to throw the laundry soap cup into the washer to clean it.
Seriously, mind blowing.
Well this week, I stumbled across another.
And by stumbled, I clearly mean I fell into it. (more…)