Category: Mom Thoughts


Big Announcement!


  Things have been fairly quiet around this blog lately. It's taken a back seat to a big life change in our house. . . We're expecting our third baby! I am halfway through this pregnancy, and let me tell you, the third time around has been a doozy! Raising...

What to do before the spouse leaves the house. . .


My husband travels pretty frequently for work. He'll be gone anywhere from two to five days at a time. Somehow, back when I was working, it always landed on the ONLY TWO DAYS I actually had to go in to work. Trips were always over a Tuesday and Wednesday. Sometimes...

“Crossing the Line,” by Ellen Valladares


I had the pleasure of receiving a digital copy of "Crossing the Line" in exchange for an honest review. It is an honor to be part of the Women On Writing Blog Tour to promote this fresh new book!  I enjoy reading a variety of genres, including historical fiction, memoirs,...

That Baby Smell


  I don't want you to think I didn't bond with my baby as you read this. Because I did. He has been attached to me since day one. I'm not entirely sure the umbilical cord was completely severed. But bringing home the second baby was so much different than...

Hello, 30!


Please send me your recommendations for retirement homes, because I'm officially old. Kidding. If you asked me my age and I had zero time to think about it, I'd probably say 27. I'm completely fine with being 30, but I don't feel like a mature 30 year old woman. Somehow, I have a...

Our Date Night In


Disclosure: I received a complimentary Date Night In Box in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  My husband and I have been together for a long, long time for our age. We've experienced several stages of dating together: high school movie nights, college dance...

Valentine’s Day and the Same Cookies Every Year


Once upon a time, a little over seven years ago, my husband happened to see a recipe on Pinterest for Samoa/Caramel Delite copycat cookies. He said, "Wow! Those look awesome. Those are my favorite Girl Scout cookies." So, my newlywed heart-eyes self decided that if my hubby-wubby wanted those cookies,...

I Finally Finished a Book! Lullaby Road by James Anderson


Disclosure: I received a copy of Lullaby Road in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are purely my own.  The entire basis of this blog is the constant lament that I never get to finish anything as a parent of small children. I can hardly finish a...

Excuse me while I try to freeze time. . .


I signed Roo up for preschool today. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal until we were driving away and I realized that once she starts preschool, she's officially a big kid. I guess I just had it in my head that these little years would...