Favorite Posts

Thank you so much for stopping by! Looking for a place to start reading? Here are some of my favorite posts that I've written. {A great "one stop" place that has several of these posts is my 2014 year in review. You can find that here.}


Letting Her Go {The lessons I hope I taught my daughter as she starts kindergarten.}

To The Home We Built {A tribute to our home, 10 years in.}

On Being Older Than My Dad {On being older than my dad was when he died.}

For the Moms Who Have Lost {Remembering the moms that have lost or that we have lost on Mother's Day.}

The Place Between Baby and School-Age {Appreciating the season we are in without missing the past or wishing for the future.}

The "V" Word {My evolving opinion of what used to be my most-hated "holiday."}

Courage to Cook {Learning to cook is not as scary as I thought it would be.}

Jelly {Dealing with the green-eyed monster.}

Claiming Another Year {How I'm learning to age happily: it involves hair dye.}

May I Have This Dance? {A tribute to my "still shakin' it" grandparents.}

2015 Word of the Year {A word to focus on for the year.}


Old and New Friends {A promise to my old friends as I branch out and make new ones.}

Anonymous Says {A reminder to be as nice online as you would be to your neighbor.}

Mind Reading {Learning to ask what I need from my husband instead of wanting him to just know.}

No More No {Stopping the immediate reaction to say "no" to my kids.}

For Girls Only {Embracing my son's princess love.}

Facing Fear {Going to a conference where I knew no one.}

Where's the Mommy? {Getting back in the photos.}

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...and a lot of Blue {A post dedicated to my sister and her wife.}

Unplugging and Reconnecting {Date night, at home--no phones allowed!}

Seasons of Change {My love/hate/love relationship with spring and the sadness that used to come with the sprouting flowers.}

Sock it to Me {The time a hole in a sock made me cry.}

Moms for Moms {Less judging, more loving.}

Cars and Tunnels {How tunnel vision almost caused me to miss some accomplishments of my son.}


Having It All? {Having it all--but trying to leave the judgement and comparing at the door.}

Old Me, verses Older, New Me {The changes, big and small, that motherhood brings.}

James, A Giant Peach and Me {The books that have had the greatest impact on my life, thus far.}

Vegas, Baby! {Why a week away from my kids, for a conference first and then with my husband, helped my marriage.}

Pop's TipTop {How my husband saved Father's Day for me...and why he deserves more than a day to celebrate his awesomeness.}