An Open Letter to my Daughter: I am Enthralled.

Sweet daughter, This morning we had a moment. Another one of those “I want to bottle this up” moments. It was early in the morning. You were watching Mickey and I was drinking my 2nd cup of coffee in a zombie-like manner. I looked over at you and you were just so beautiful. You were…

The Beauty of Bread (Recipe Included)

Growing up, it was always an exciting night when my mom made her homemade bread as a dinner side. She was known for her tasty homemade bread, and for good reason. My siblings and I loved to spread instantly melting butter over the warm doughy deliciousness and often asked for seconds. My mom eventually turned…

The Sword

Have you ever been caught talking out loud to yourself? The truth is that all of us talk to ourselves, even if it is not out loud. As a matter of fact, the person that we all talk to the most is ourselves! Have you ever thought about that before? Every day, from the moment…

Sweet Mother/Daughter Sleepover

Lately I’ve been thinking about how fast Riley’s little toddler life is zipping by.  I mean, I know every mom says that, “It goes by so fast! Blah, blah, blah”  but they say that because it is true.  Too true. I have a mommy journal, which was one of my favorite baby gifts from a…

Finding our [food] Groove

I’ve really been into nutrition lately. I’ve been doing all sorts of research on food. On the one hand, it has been really fun and interesting; on the other, it’s about as frustrating and unhelpful as infant advice when you are a first time parent. Everything you read seems to contradict each other, even though…

Our First Family Beach Vacation

Yesterday Riley, Jordan and I returned from a full week away on vacation at the beach!  It was the first time we’ve gone on vacation for more than a few days, and it was Riley’s first time ever at the beach.  It did not disappoint!  Having a full week away definitely brought us back more…