Love and blueberry muffins

It all started with blueberry muffins. My husband mentioned them as we were getting ready for bed one night. For those of you who don’t know him, the ‘mentioning’ is his way of asking me to make them without really asking. He very rarely asks for anything, so of course, I was going to make … [Read more…]

Today we’re getting up close and personal

Months ago, I read an article about a brand new mom who took her own life after a silent battle with postpartum depression. As I stared at the pictures of her, I couldn’t stop thinking about her family. Her husband and her daughter, who would now have to figure out how to live life without … [Read more…]

I’ve loved you four years and forever

The 1,460 days you’ve been alive have been the craziest, amazing, exhaustingly wonderful days of my life. You have more orneriness inside your little body than I know what to do with and I’ve yelled at you more times than you’ve probably deserved. And your energy, your never-ending energy, makes me feel twice my age, … [Read more…]

Forget the messes and make the memories

This is a picture of my three-year-old’s room from earlier this afternoon. There isn’t a thing in this picture that doesn’t drive me absolutely crazy… the unmade bed, random orange dish towel that I had no idea he even had, blankets piled in a heap on the floor, and how the rug has turned into … [Read more…]

To my husband on Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to write an elaborate post. I was going to thank you for the sacrifices you make every day, things you may think go unnoticed, and tell you how much the boys and I love you. But it seemed so cliché. So instead, I’m following your example and cutting … [Read more…]