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…)
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…)
I’m pretty sure everyone is just faking their way through life.
In a world of social media, it’s easy to believe that you are the only faker out there.
When all you see is a filtered version of what the person wants you to see, you’re bound to start believing that you’re the only one who is a hot mess. (more…)
My kids will tell you that my favorite thing to say to them is “Are you even listening to me?”
I feel like I’m either 1. not speaking loud enough, or 2. going crazy with how often I repeat myself. (more…)
I have a love hate relationship with Legos.
If you have kids under 10, I’m guessing that you’ve experienced this dichotomy.
There are moments when Legos are the best thing since sliced bread, and other moments when Legos are just… the worst. (more…)
Every once in awhile I run across something that just doesn’t make sense.
Like no matter how much I try and understand the concept it just does not compute.
Vegan cheesecake is one of those things.
Think about it… vegan cheesecake. (more…)
Ok friends, we just got back from a 2500 mile road trip with three kids 6 and under.
Yes, you read that correctly, 2500 miles.
So let’s start off by saying that our extended families live far away…. like 1200+ miles away. Seeing them for the holidays involves extensive travel on our part.
Last year we flew to see the in-laws for Christmas.
Do you know what is worse than driving with three small children?
Flying with three small children during the holidays. (more…)