A few nights ago as Ezra and I were reading a story I started laughing at him when he suddenly took his hands and placed them right on top of his little head. "What are you doing?" I asked him not expecting a response, when I glimpsed the picture on the page of a little … Continue reading 5 Incredible Female Role Models
You might be surprised to discover that I played the trumpet for 12 years, or that Clay and I are Compassion partners, or that I love history. There is more to me than meets the eye, yet when someone asks me what I do I always give the same answer, "I am a stay at … Continue reading You Are More Than a Mom
Ever wonder if you'll ever find complete fulfillment? As a stay at home mom I am often chasing after something, whether it be my family, blogging, friends, looking good. All of those things leave me with a slight emptiness, even motherhood. Now I am not saying that I don't absolutely adore my son, I know … Continue reading You Are Enough For Your Child
You are what you read, but it's important to know what your child should be reading. Here are 6 tips to help develop your little ones literacy skills.
I sat and watched the other day as Ezra tried to use a spoon. It was a ridiculous mess and the experience was cringe worthy as each spoonful made it ineffectively into his mouth and effectively onto the floor. After losing almost half of his oatmeal I lost my patience and decided it was time … Continue reading Mom’s You Can’t do it Alone
This weekend closed another great summer, the end of birthday week and the end of Ezra's first year. Birthday week is a long standing family tradition that I absolutely had to continue once I had a family of my own. It is a week long celebration of another year in the books; and last week … Continue reading Who Motherhood Taught Me To Be
It's been a long year, but it's also been a short year. I think back on a year ago when Ezra was born and the weeks immediately following feel like a blur. I fold up some of his old clothes to give away and can't believe he was ever so small. I hold him on … Continue reading 30 Lessons I learned During My First Year of Motherhood
*Warning- this post contains graphic images offensive to some mother's who hate when kids watch t.v. I know what you're thinking, 'how could you let your child watch television? He's so young, you're stunting his brain development! He will be addicted to television, you will have a hard time getting him to play other games. … Continue reading 6 Reasons I Let My 1 Year Old Watch T.V.
Today felt like sandpaper. It was rough and seemed to rub at me with constancy. Every small thing was scraping at my nerves; having to take the car back to the shop, spending 45 minutes at T- Mobil to replace Clay's phone and leaving empty handed, Ezra refusing to fall asleep for his nap until … Continue reading Diary of an Inadequate Mom
Monday morning a Tropical Depression hit southwest Florida and like the saying goes, when it rains it pours. This storm had quite the timing and served as a fitting hyperbole to my Monday. The storm was unrelenting, strong and as it is so named, depressing. Sheets of rain pounded down and after getting to bed … Continue reading Dear Me, You’re Not Perfect