Growing up, I always loved to collect things - anything from pretty stones to blankets. As an adult, I start one hobby and collect everything I might possibly need for it, only to move on to the next hobby...
“You are more than a body, and you knew that once. It takes some serious work to remember, understand, and experience this truth that you are more — more than beautiful, more than parts in need of fixing, more...
Have you seen those signs in home décor stores that say, “Our Love is Deployment Strong” or “In this house, we do deployments”? I own a sign or two like those. I do not just own those signs because...
I have recently become a Chicken Mom. You might be asking yourself, “What is a chicken mom?” Or you’re a fellow Chicken Mom that is obsessed with her ladies. Last year we moved to a home with a backyard in...

An Ode to Summer

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I’m so excited it’s summer again. I love summer because it’s when I feel like I can be the best mom. The hectic pace from the school year is put on pause. The mornings are more relaxed. The kids’...

The Value of Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month.  Often, when people are confronted with poetry, they grimace and grumble about how confusing and nonsensical it can be. As a high school English teacher and avid poetry fan, I’ve dealt with poetry opposition more...
It’s been over six months since our house fire and we have lived in four different places. Right before Christmas 2020, we finally found a rental house and will be staying at it until our renovations are complete in...
I wasn't much of a reader as a kid. It just wasn't something I really liked spending my time doing. And up until the last few years, it wasn’t something I made time to do. It would take me...

We Love Minecraft

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I have always played video games. In our family, my two sisters and I were sandwiched between boy cousins with just a few other girls dotted in. Playdates with cousins involved hiding in the cupboard under the stairs playing...
Starting a habit begins as a cobweb and becomes a cable. Good or bad. Do you have home habits or standards? Maybe you do a load of laundry every day or make sure the kitchen is clean before going to...

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They Don’t Call It Grand for Nothing – Summer Adventures in...

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Though I grew up in the area, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I visited Grand Teton National Park for the first...

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