This is 32

So today is my birthday. I debated for awhile about telling you my age or not, and then realized I have no reason not to – am I ashamed of it? And then my weird brain told me, yes, you kind of are, which is ridiculous! I am 32 years old today, and in my […]

Am I Pro-Life?

This one is a bit heavy today; if anyone knows me, I absolutely detest confrontation, and am usually buttoned up about all issues political or social because I know what I believe and I simply hate to argue with anyone about it. But these thoughts were so heavy on my mind that I had to […]

I Am Not There

My baby girl is about to turn two years old tomorrow!! I tell you what, nothing makes you feel old like seeing time passing by in hyperspeed as kids grow and change right in front of your eyes! In the past two weeks, she’s been potty trained, speaks in some sentences, counts to ten by […]

Giveaway!

Hey y’all!! Free stuff alert!!! To celebrate reaching 100+ followers on the blog, I’ve decided to do a fun giveaway to say how much I appreciate you! I love when you open up a post or an article, and the author seems to have taken all of the scattered pieces of your brain and heart […]

The One Where I Run

For this week’s post, I want to start with some visualization exercises – to start, please envision a hippopotamus. If you need help, here’s what one looks like: Now please close your eyes and imagine that hippo running through quicksand, clad in spandex. BINGO! That is exactly what I feel like when I run! And […]

Make Believe

We’ve been trying to fight the battle of being occupied vs. occupying yourself here in this house lately. I’m trying to get the kids to the point where they can play better independently and it’s been a struggle since every time I leave them on their own for 5 seconds, there is fighting. I’ve been […]

Pinterest-fails

Have you guys ever seen those “Pinterest-fail” posts online? It’s so hysterically funny to see the misshapen cakes, ugly crafts and butchered home haircuts – but if we are honest, doesn’t life go that way? I feel like most parts of my life are a game of “Expectation vs. Reality” with me clinging so tightly […]

All Who Wander

Have you ever had a moment where the enormity of eternity just washes over you like a big, thundering, drowning wave? I have been thinking a lot about grace recently, and reading about it, and watching sermons on it. When you really stop to think about what Jesus did on the cross, as we are […]