Family

Better Than the Last

August 5, 2014

One of the best pieces of parenting advice I’ve ever received came from the friend who I turn to often for wisdom and guidance. The friend who cuts through the craziness of mom guilt and bad advice and gets right to the core of what is important. When my babies were babies, and I started […]

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It’s my birthday, and I’ll do what I want

July 2, 2014

For my last two birthdays I have posted a fact about myself for each year I’ve been alive. (33 Things About Me & 34 Things About Me) I was going to do it again this year, but I’m in Montana with limited internet. And I just don’t want to. So this is my birthday present […]

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Journaling for your kids

June 23, 2014

I’m what you might call a horrible journaler. First of all, I never stick with it. I have stacks of half-finished journals around the house. And when I start a new journal, I freak out about the first page. Usually I skip to the second page to begin because what if I mess up on […]

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I’m in love with Montana, and I don’t care who knows it

June 18, 2014

Well, we made it to Missoula, and I just can’t get over the beauty that surrounds us. We are staying in a one-bedroom apartment on the bottom floor of a beautiful home in Frenchtown, a small town just outside of Missoula. The house sits at the top of a hill with 360-degree views of pure awesomeness […]

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See you in Montana

June 11, 2014

As excited as the kids are for our upcoming move trip to Montana, I can see the stress of change starting to creep in. (Must have something to do with the bags, boxes and piles around the house). So now is a good time for me to unplug, focus my attention on their tender hearts, and […]

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What I want you to know about having a miscarriage

June 10, 2014

Nine years ago today we lost our first baby. Every time June rolls around I feel like I should share that with you. But I haven’t because I don’t know how to talk about it in a blog post. If we were sitting across from each other enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass […]

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Choose Joy

June 8, 2014

After my post last week about our move to Montana (sorry local friends, our TRIP, not our move), a few people told me that I have an adventurous spirit. I do? Me, the one who tiptoes into the pool instead of jumping in? The one who hyperventilates at the thought of breaking any kind of […]

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We’re moving to Montana – Frequently Asked Questions

June 2, 2014

In ten days or so, our family of four will be packing up and heading to Montana for three months. Jeff is the pitching coach for the Missoula Osprey, and their season begins on June 16th. As a baseball family, this is considered normal. But as I started getting questions from those around us, I […]

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First Day Last Day Photo Idea

May 30, 2014

The kids just finished up their school year, and I wanted to see how much they had grown. So I put them in the same outfit they wore on the first day of school and took a photo in the exact same spot. I didn’t plan it out this way, but our front door was […]

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{Happy Mother’s Day}

May 11, 2014

Dear Mom, thank you. Thank you for showing me what true love really looks like, and for not letting me settle for less. Thank you for teaching me what it means to be a family. Thank you for making all of my Halloween costumes over the years.  You always made me exactly what I asked […]

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