The Type of Friend Every Mom Needs

Becoming a mom can be a really tough transition. You are getting used to so many things that are your new normal and quite frankly, there are many times it is downright lonely. For me, being a stay-at-home mom made it even a little more lonely because you have little to no adult interaction throughout the day. It took months, but slowly and surely the role of Mom got more comfortable and I actually have a circle of “mom friends.” It doesn’t have to be a large group of friends, just mom friends your heart and soul truly need… Continue reading

I Quit!

If you know me or have followed me for any amount of time you know that I went back to work in August 2017. You also know that I very much struggled with the working mom transition. I wasn’t ever 100% sure I was ready to go back into the teaching profession, but once I was offered the position I jumped in head first! However, within a week I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me, for our family. I wrote this resignation letter in October, barely a month after going back. Yesterday, I finally turned it in and started packing my things.  Continue reading

Our Most Unexpected Stop on Our Cross-Country Trip

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When John and I drove cross country a few years ago much of our trip was unplanned. We had a pretty good idea of our route, but planned our stops/entertainment and overnight stays along the way. (Thank goodness for modern technology) Whenever we reminisce about our trip one thing always come to mind, though – Monument Rocks.  I randomly saw Monument Rocks on a Google search and just knew it’d be nowhere as cool as they made it out to be. I was wrongContinue reading

My Top Posts of 2017! (And What to Expect in 2018…)

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Before I share another THING, I just want to say thank you for making this blog what it is today. I have had the opportunity the work with some amazing people, some awesome brands, and honestly, open up about things that I just needed to get off my chest. Thank you really isn’t enough, but I mean it whole-heartedly every single time I say it. If it wasn’t for you guys, as the readers, my little corner of the Internet would be full of crickets and cobwebs! So, thank you! Continue reading