Up up and away: Mom 2.0 Scottsdale, here I come!


It’s been a while since I was around my blogging buddies. Too long in fact. As someone who has been to many events and blogging conferences over the years, I’ve been seriously burned out in the past year or so. The thought of being “on” and buzzing about seemed like too much to handle; a… [read more]

Family Weekend Getaway: Asheville {Part 1}

Family weekend getaway asheville nc

A quick glance at my news feeds online this morning left me with a pit in my stomach. It was a pretty balanced mix of the terrible and the beautiful with a splash of insanity for good measure. So goes the internet these days but it got me thinking about life because if you ask… [read more]

Why Just is a Four Letter Word

Be Yourself quote

Today I turn 36 years old and I am welcoming  my new year with a fresh outlook. As my kids are getting older and I share their stories less and less, Lil-Kid-Things doesn’t seem like the best fit for what I want to say. It feels like a limiting category rather than telling my whole story. Yes,… [read more]

Too Tired to parent: Is Balance a Myth?


This seemed like a good one to bring back during my season of rest. Are you struggling to find balance? Originally posted May 2011.   In the past couple weeks, I have been hearing a lot about living in balance, observing the Sabbath and getting rest in general. The first installment came from my Pastor… [read more]

Mr. Potato Head Travel Playmat

Travel Potato Head

Summer is here and while there are plenty of opportunities to run and play, sometimes you need some quiet activities or crafts to keep little hands occupied without too much noise. I love the idea of quiet books because they can be played with virtually anywhere. I have been looking online at quiet books recently… [read more]