This post is written by Jen Weant. You can read more of her story here. When they tell you becoming a parent changes everything, they are telling the truth! Almost 4 years ago, we welcomed our sweet little one into our family. After years of waiting expectantly, we adopted Parker and he has brought so [...]
New Year, New Beginnings
My Finest Mommy Moment
Santa is a struggle at our house. We don't teach our children about the commercialized Santa Clause. However, in the world we live in, Santa is everywhere. So we need to talk about him. The day after Christmas, we were talking about the North Pole, and Charlie told me that Santa lived there. I responded [...]
What My Husband Called Me Out On This Christmas
My husband called me out on it, more than once, I might add. I haven't really been in the Christmas spirit. My nights are usually filled with watching Hallmark Christmas movies, and I can't even get through one with my favorite Hallmark actress, and actor (Torrey Devitto... also known as crazy nanny Carrie, and Chad Michael Murray. Yes I am a One Tree Hill fan). In a way I feel weary...
What I Am Remembering On Mother’s Day
The People We Meet Along The Way
The Word That Changed Everything
Charlie wasn't listening. It happens more often when he doesn't get a good nights sleep, and Monday night he didn't get a good nights sleep. Tuesday night brought quite a bit of fussiness from him mixed with a lot of not listening. Bed time wasn't going well. I wanted him to put on his pajamas, [...]
Return To Your Rest
What does is feel like when it is well with your soul? The question was asked as Olivia was sleeping in my arms. Sleep. That is something that I feel like I need more of these days. Olivia is usually a pretty good sleeper, but this week she must have been going through a growth spurt because she has been up a lot at night to nurse. And that has made me tired. The other day I was on a call with a co-worker and when we finished she asked to speak to someone else. So, I put the phone on hold, but never told the other person to pick up the phone. Imagine my surprise when she came out of her office, but the phone was still on hold! Then later that day, I drove right past the exit (and right into the no exit zone) I needed to get off to get the littles from daycare. When I am tired I don’t think straight. I feel weak, and like in a moment I will stumble… or drive right past the exit I am supposed to get off.