Our Ten Year Anniversary: Celebrating Love That Transcends Time with JORD

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

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To My Children on November 8th, 2016: I Cast My Vote for You

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

Staying True to My Style: PinkBlush Review

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

Ready for Anything with the Britax B-Ready Stroller

When Austin Moms Blog teamed up with Britax, I was thrilled to be invited to try the new 2017 Britax B-Ready Stroller, and eager to see firsthand why Britax is so highly regarded by parents. Though I have always heard fabulous things, I hadn’t ever tried their infant and child gear. It didn’t take long … More Ready for Anything with the Britax B-Ready Stroller

Finding Your Light: An Open Letter to the Mama Lost to Motherhood

I see you, even though you are having a hard time seeing yourself.

You stand before the toothpaste-splattered mirror at the end of the day searching hard for the spirit of the woman who was once housed by this body, only now all you see are the visible signs of exhaustion from the routine. A heart swelling full of love, yet pierced by the fragments of your lingering dreams.

Beneath the dark-circled eyes, the hands wrinkled under the weight of all their giving, the body weary from a life well lived, you wonder, is she there — the girl that I used to be? … More Finding Your Light: An Open Letter to the Mama Lost to Motherhood