Toddler Wisdom

Toddlers are moody. And energetic. And joyous. And unpredictable. And OH-SO-SMART. Have you ever sat around and watched a toddler explore the world around them? It’s pretty amazing. One of my favorite things to do is to attempt to see the world through the eyes of my 2.5 year old. She reminds me on a … Continue reading

I Blinked…

I blinked, and now I have a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old. What?!? We are contantly reminded by our mothers, and by thier mothers, and by everyone else’s mother just how quickly our babies grow up. They weren’t lying! I’ve contemplated inserting toothpicks under my eyelids that prevent me from blinking, in … Continue reading

More Than A Pretty Face

I find it alarming that while searching on-line for activities for young girls in the city I live, on the first link that popped up, the only three recommendations were 1) American Girl Place 2) Mokara Spa 3) Enchanted Princess Parties. Seriously? Am I the only one that sees something wrong with this picture? Yes, … Continue reading

My Babies Go To Daycare- My Story

Let me preface this post with this: I am not advocating for Moms that work outside of the home or vice-versa and I am not asking for sympathy because I work an 8-5.. This is not a debate. My honest opinion is that all Moms are working Moms and I believe that each Mother has the … Continue reading

Peach Quesadillas & A Date Night

No, that’s not a typo. Really…peach quesadillas. I was introduced to a blog yesterday called Everyday Belle. I love her creativity when it comes to food. She is truly an artist, and I am the copy-cat. When I saw her extremely unordinary combination of cheese, peaches, and tortillas, my first thought was, ‘Genius! My two year … Continue reading

Road Trippin’

My heart is breaking today for everyone involved in the CO tragedy. Since becoming a Mom, I take these horrific acts of violence much more personal. I will pray for the victims and their families. And I pray that each of us, directly impacted or not, will take this opportunity to thank God for the … Continue reading

I’ll Be The Guinea Pig

A Letter To My Younger Self. Seems to be the thing to do. But seeing as though my younger self isn’t around to benefit from the lessons She has taught me, I will dedicate this to my babies. To Harper Reese & Aniston Paige, Please allow me to be your guinea pig. Allow me to make … Continue reading

Babies’ First Fireworks

The Fourth of July. Squeals and Shrieks and Yummy Treats! For the third consecutive year we celebrated July Fourth with our Friends Who Are More Like Family, The Newton’s. Emily (referred to as ‘My Emme’ by Harper) is just two weeks younger than Harper. These two bring out something special in each other…Hysteria! Hence the … Continue reading

What is a Mighty Mom? And What Does Exercise Have to do With It?

Mighty Mom; strong mentally, physically, emotionally. present. nurturing. faithful. dependable. selfless. forgiving. patient. creative. organized. Being a Mom is who I am. It’s the one word that sums me up. ‘Tell me about yourself.’ “I’m a MOM.” God’s intentions were always that I be Mommy to Harper and Aniston Barnett and I thank Him for … Continue reading

Monday’s Mission: More Tea Parties

Move. Move. Move. Go. Go. Go. No time to slow-down… So is the life of every working Mom, of every Mom for that matter. It’s easy to get caught up in the “need to’s” (need to do the laundry, need to vacuum the floors…) which as it turns out, aren’t really need to’s after-all. What is … Continue reading