THE BIRDS AND THE COFFEE

While standing in the kitchen this morning trying to figure out how to fit a gallon of iced coffee into my 30 ounce tumbler, Lee came bounding in. As I stand at the island struggling with my current predicament, he leans back against the counter opposite me and watches silently for a few seconds. “Hey…

The Short Years

Every weekday morning when our alarm goes off, I get up and do a 30-minute workout. It helps me to get my day going and in the right mindset to actually take on the day ahead. This morning, I pushed my blankets down and right as I was about to swing my legs over the…

Thick As Thieves

“Are you Evie’s mother?” asked the cute lady in navy scrubs standing right inside the doorway of the kids’ school as I walked in after a hectic Monday at work. I nodded, instantly curious and (honestly) slightly worried as to why I was being asked this question. “This is my son, J,” she said, inclining…

Park Friends

As I have admitted numerous times in this blog, being a parent is the hardest journey I have ever been on. And, about 87% of the time, I feel like I am completely failing at it. But every once in a while, one of my children will do something that knocks me into that 13%…

Ramblings of a 4 year old

With Evie beginning to talk more, Lee has taken it upon himself to start monologuing. Actual monologuing. He will spout out full paragraphs at a time without pausing long enough at any point for you to answer or respond. Here are a few examples.. Today is Friday, which means yesterday was Thursday, which means yesterday…

Talking to a toddler (Pt. 3)

D, Lee and I are sitting on his bed after story time. Lee: My teacher was being silly today. Me: What do you mean bud? Lee: She put me in time outtttt. Me: Uh-Oh, what did you do? Lee: Nothing really. I just threw a bulldozer at Caysen. It hit him in the head, but…

My three humans

My husband. The man I never saw coming. My Lee. My first baby. The boy I begged God for. The boy who stared straight into my eyes after I brought him into the world. The boy who fills my world with Disney songs and Transformer fight sequences. The boy whose sweet tooth is as deep…

For my sister

My baby sister got married this past Saturday. For whatever reason (ha!), my emotions were running high when it came time for me to toast the bride and groom. As my voice caught and I started stumbling over my words, I cut it short. But, Dakota, this is what I wanted to say: “The love…

Almost 18 months of Evie

When you think about raising a little girl, you think you’ll need pastel-colored everything and loads of barbie dolls. You think you’ll be seeing a sweet little thing setting up her stuffed animals for a tea party and wanting to play dress-up all of the time. I mean, at least, that’s what I thought it…

Taco… Wednesday??!

For the first time since February, we brought our children into a restaurant. While navigating the bumpy and pitted road that has been parenting during a worldwide pandemic thus far, D and I have gone out of our way not to bring our children into public places. The weekend before last was their first time…