perspective on motherhood

Mom! Mom! Mom!

The internet has over-said it, but it’s worth saying again: Motherhood is hard. It’s hard in the predictable ways; the pregnancy discomforts, the delivery (doesn’t matter which way), the newborn sleep-deprived stage, the tantrums, the diaper changes, and all the other things that immediately come to mind when someone (usually a mother) mumbles that motherhood […]

easy gluten free peanut butter cookies chocolate dipped

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’ve read my other easy treat post, clearly I have a thing for peanut butter and chocolate. While no one in our immediate family has a medical need to eat gluten-free, I love that these cookies are so simple. Only a few ingredients and fast to whip up, but they’re delicious. Like most things I […]

perspective on motherhood

My Life’s Work

We recently moved, requiring me to purge and pour over old papers at the bottom of boxes and stuffed in ratty folders. Papers that I don’t even recognize when I read, even though I wrote them. Papers that gave me goosebumps and made my heart pitter-patter with author pride. Man, I used to be good. […]

free dry erase halloween countdown printable

Halloween Countdown Printable

It’s September, so Halloween is right around the corner! Halloween is the most talked about holiday of the year in our house. My kids LOVE Halloween and talk about it almost daily. My son likes “scary” things (as scary as things can get to a five year old), and my daughter loves dress-up. Combine the […]

easy brownie bites with chocolate drizzle and reese's candy

Easy Brownie Bites with Reese’s Mini Candies

  The original recipe for these delicious brownies came from my mother-in-law who used to make brownies in muffin tins for high school marching band events. When I joined the family, they quickly became a favorite family treat to whip up when we’re having guests over, or just when we want a quick treat. While I […]

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Easy Freezer Jam

I grew up spoiled with only homemade jam. It wasn’t until I moved away from the comfort of living at home with my mom, that I was forced to buy jam from the store. It really doesn’t taste the same. Or even close. Not to mention that most popular store-bought jams and jellies come filled […]

encouragement for new mothers

To the Other Mother at the Store

  Hi there, it’s me, the other mom who gave you the cheesy smile and two dorky thumbs up. I just want you to know that you have someone rooting for you. Someone who knows exactly how you’re feeling. Someone who isn’t judging you or your crying toddler. Someone who isn’t going to pointlessly tell you that […]

perspective for a mother

Slowing Down

This is from my journal in 2013, my feelings haven’t changed at all. My mommy heart hurt a little remembering these sweet little people. Though, I have to admit, they haven’t changed *that* much. Still fits and frustrations and then some perfect little moments that melt my soul. Motherhood is such a gift. I have […]