Promoting early literacy need not be another chore on the busy parents’ to-do list. In my opinion, all we truly need to raise our children to be readers is an open lap, a bit of time and patience, and quality literature. … More Raising Readers: 5 Ways to Nurture A Love for Literature + A Bookroo Review
And this woman, this mother who seemed to know my pain though I had not spoken of it, stood and held me as though she was embracing a younger version of herself. She let me get it all out, and when I could catch the air again, smiled her pleasant smile, assured me that I was doing my best, and patted my baby goodbye. It was one of the strangest moments of my life, and yet nothing had ever felt more serendipitous. I never saw her again, but I truly believe she crossed my path that day to deliver a message I desperately needed to hear. … More It Does Not Get Easier, But You Do Get Better
Because, the truth is, I don’t care if Little L grows up wanting to dig in the dirt while playing with our dinosaur collection. I won’t mind if she wants to wear the frilliest princess dress while reading story books before bedtime. I just want to be sure to instill in her that these things are not mutually exclusive. … More 10 Tips to Raise a Confident Daughter with Princess Awesome
Last week James and I celebrated our ten-year anniversary! I knew that I wanted to thoughtfully choose the perfect gift for him, and began my search months in advance.
If you have found someone to love and stand beside for a decade, or longer, I am sure you can understand when I say that I was overcome by emotion as we took our three children on a (literal) stroll down memory lane in celebration of our most treasured day. … More Our Ten Year Anniversary: Celebrating Love That Transcends Time with JORD
While this post is sponsored, as always, all opinions are my own. Whenever I tell people that I stay home with my children for the opportunity to homeschool, I typically receive one of a handful of standard responses, but there is one in particular that breaks my heart: “I would love to be able to … More Holiday Shopping Savings with Groupon Goods
I wasn’t going to share anything here today. Your mind has been made. You have heard what you have wanted to hear. Your vote in this historic election has been cast, (I hope), whether with enthusiasm or dread. And I must believe, though we might strongly disagree, that your heart is in the right place. … More To My Children on November 8th, 2016: I Cast My Vote for You
Most of my twenties were devoted to nurturing others. Thirty months housing new heartbeats and building beautiful life. Fifty months sustaining those precious lives through breastfeeding (and my youngest and I are still going strong!) To say my body has experienced a lot of change would be an understatement. And while motherhood in itself has … More Staying True to My Style: PinkBlush Review