Family

More Love, Less Hustle

April 23, 2014

I’ve been blogging for four years now. In that time, this blog has changed quite a bit. I’ve gone through seasons when I have so much to share that I’m tempted to post twice a day. And other seasons when I’m ready to close the computer and never look back. People ask me all the […]

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When spring feels like summer

April 11, 2014

When spring feels like summer and my brain feels lazy and all I want to do is shut this computer, sit on the back porch, read a book, and watch the kids play in the sprinkler…I think I’ll do just that. Have a great weekend. Psst…don’t forget to enter the JJ Heller giveaway!

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Those precious moments before they drift off to sleep (and a giveaway from JJ Heller)

April 9, 2014

So there’s this mom who also happens to be an insanely talented artist with the most beautiful voice named JJ Heller. I saw her perform live at a conference four years ago, immediately downloaded all of her music and have been listening to it ever since. I’m excited to share that this month JJ is […]

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The day we thought we lost you

April 2, 2014

I pulled into the garage and felt a gush of water. It felt like my water had broken, but it wasn’t your birthday. In fact, I was only 9 weeks pregnant with you. Shaking, I ran into the house calling for your daddy to come get Joe out of the car. When I saw the […]

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Thankfulness Lately

March 26, 2014

I woke up this morning to two sick kids. We are on day 9 of staying indoors because of fevers, and Joe’s flu has turned into pneumonia. All I want to do is complain about it. So it’s the perfect time to make a gratitude list. Here are a few things I’ve been thankful for […]

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To the man who cheers me on…

March 21, 2014

To the man who cheers me on, To the man who keeps me laughing, To the man who looks so good in those baseball pants… Happy Birthday.

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How to naturally dye Easter eggs

March 10, 2014

Joe’s birthday falls on Easter this year, and he is thrilled. “I am going to have SO MUCH FUN that day!” Here’s hoping BirthdayEaster 2014 lives up to his expectations. As a prelude to ALL THE FUN, we will first be dying some eggs. This is something we like to do each year, making it […]

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How my celiac disease affects my kids

March 3, 2014

I wrote a passionate post about celiac disease last year that continues to get tons of traffic, comments, and emails. Mostly I think because people are happy not to feel alone. And while I usually stick to the topic of how celiac disease affects me, I want to take a minute and acknowledge the ways […]

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Because everyone deserves to be safe

February 3, 2014

I wasn’t quite sure how to start this blog post. I mean, how do you talk about something so huge, so horrible, so important? And then I took Leila to school and it hit me. She is only free to walk to school without the threat of violence because she was born in a country […]

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Pure. Joy.

January 20, 2014

My grandma has been visiting from Kansas City for the past month.  Before she goes home on Wednesday, I wanted to get a few photos of her with the kids.  I promised her that our photography session would be free of posed shots and fake smiles.  I just wanted to capture a few candid moments […]

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