• Learning to Be Intentional & Take Care of Myself

    Every now and then I hear people talking about “living intentionally” or “intentional living.” I did not understand what exactly it meant so I just brushed it off, lived my day as normal. I devoted all of my time and…

  • Dear Husband: Thank You for Saving My Life

    Dear Husband, Let me take a minute to say, “Thank you.” Let me also say I’m not thanking you for the reason you may think. Yes, you are an amazing provider, father, and human being. You are always putting your…

  • A Day in Rutherfordton, North Carolina

    If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we are constantly on the move as we follow my husband around the country for his career. (You can read about our unconventional life here.) Today, my kiddo and I…

  • We Unplugged and Floated Down the River

    I’m sure I’m not alone when I say it is so hard to unplug. From electronics, from social media, from your laundry list of tasks that feel like they need to be completed right. this. moment. Sometimes it’s hard to…

  • Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

    Ever since my daughter was a toddler, we have enjoyed feeding the birds and identifying the types in whatever area of the country we are in. Our favorite birds are the Downy Woodpecker and Mourning Dove. We love going to…

  • 3-Ingredient Edible Play Dough

    If your home is similar to mine, slime is 100% banned indoors. It’s nearly impossible to get out of clothing, hair, and everything in between. I was super excited to discover this 3-ingredient edible play dough recipe that my daughter…

  • Super Easy Bubble Solution

    Summertime means lots of outdoor play. My daughter loves to run in her Little Tikes Beach Ball Sprinkler, swim in the pool, dig in the dirt, and most of all, play with bubbles. This simple bubble recipe using ingredients commonly…

  • I Don’t Have A “Mom Tribe”

    My calendar consists of scheduled bills and doctors appointments. There’s never a “girls night” or a reminder to meet so-and-so for coffee on Thursday morning. There are no playdates or babysitting trade-offs so I can date my spouse or go…

  • Home School: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

    I would be lying to you if I told you homeschooling your child was the easiest thing you could ever do. I would also be lying to you if I told you it was the most frustrating thing. What I…