parenting

Surviving a Threenager

God bless the parents of three year olds. After parenting four of them over a decade, I feel confident in saying that the threenager phenomenon is, in fact, a thing. And it is a really, really, exceptionally challenging, frustrating, and gloriously invigorating thing. If you are parenting a threenager, or if you have an eventual… Continue reading Surviving a Threenager

healthy living

Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow

I have a confession to make. I’ve written a ton here about taking a sabbatical from social media, and it’s pretty clear to me that my mental health is usually in a better place when I’m not spending my free time scrolling mindlessly through the events of everyone else’s post-worthy lives, but…I’m also at a… Continue reading Unlike, Unfriend, Unfollow

healthy living · parenting · pregnancy

My Hygge Homebirth

  It’s been six weeks, and I know if I don’t get this story written soon I’ll forget all the glorious details that I definitely want to remember forever. And you guys have been waiting for this haven’t you? I mean, I can’t possibly be the only birth story junkie out here, right? Well, here… Continue reading My Hygge Homebirth

homeschool

Homeschooling in the Hard Times

Well friends, we are about 1 week out from baby #5’s due date, and I’m in the final stages of planning for the days ahead. The fourth trimester is always the toughest for me (total transparency: I love babies, but the new baby stage is just not my fave), and I find that I need… Continue reading Homeschooling in the Hard Times

parenting

Navigating #metoo and cultivating boundaries with kids

I don’t know about you guys, but the #metoo movement has become a pretty big topic for conversation in our house. As a mom of both boys and girls, and a wife to a husband who had some wild times in college, and a parent in a house that has grown more and more into… Continue reading Navigating #metoo and cultivating boundaries with kids

healthy living · life · mental health · parenting

Making and Holding Space

Happy Friday, friends! If you’re like me, you’re watching the summer come to a close (maybe with a tear in your eye? and also a sigh of relief at the sheer exhaustion of an eventful few months?) and doing your best to will the fall weather here ASAP. Were I in my typical mid-August routine,… Continue reading Making and Holding Space

travel

Cross-Country Road Tripping: Roughing It

Sorry it took me so long friends. In the reality that is life, I’ve been stewing over the drama of new home-ownership, and kicking myself for some of the stupidity that we (my husband and I) have shown, or, in fairness, the ignorance we’ve lived under because we didn’t ask enough questions. Namely understandingĀ allĀ the differences… Continue reading Cross-Country Road Tripping: Roughing It