Motherhood is Hard – Stop Pretending It’s Not

I had no idea how hard motherhood would be. When I first became a mom, I was completely shocked by motherhood. I pictured a tidy, perfectly structured life. I pictured family portraits, white picket fences and Sunday morning pancakes. I knew I’d love being a mom, but I had no clue how hard it would Read More

To the Mom Who Wants to Homeschool – 5 Things to Consider

To the mom who wants to homeschool, here are 5 things to consider. Whether you’re afraid of your ability to teach your child everything they need to know or you’re afraid of what people may say about your choice, I encourage you to keep reading. Homeschooling is a beautiful option, and so much of this Read More

The Power of Intentional Motherhood

Have you ever wondered what your life as a mother would look like if you lived the way you actually wanted to live? If you were more intentional about motherhood, would you be happier? Intentional motherhood is about choosing to live the life you want, not the life you think society expects of you. It’s Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Gentle Parenting

Gentle parenting has been an amazing resource for me. It’s taught me to stay calm, lead with compassion, and pick my battles wisely with my children.  The idea is to focus on connecting with my kids while teaching respect and boundaries, without using harsh punishments. This is a simple beginner’s guide to gentle parenting. If Read More

8 Habits to Stop and Become a Happier Mom

This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclaimer for more information. I don’t know about you but my goal in motherhood is to be a happy mom, not a perfect one. I want my children to remember the joy in our home. I want them to look back one day and picture me laughing, cuddling Read More

How to Stay Motivated on a Monday

This post contains affiliate links. Read my disclaimer for more information. Something terrible happened today. Something that made my Monday even more  difficult… My coffee maker broke! The nerve of this cherished appliance of mine to decide to stop working on a day that I not only value it’s presence, but I RELY on it Read More

An Open Letter to My Teenage Daughter: Advice for Every Young Woman

My daughter is only two, but let me tell you she gives us glimpses of her teenage self daily. Every time she gives us that oh so blatant look of fiery attitude we see a glimpse of her future. How can a soon to be three year old give so much attitude with one quick Read More

The Mom I Never Thought I’d Be

Six months ago I was a different mother than I am today.  My life was not easy, but my days were somewhat care-free in the scheme of things. My life was full of happy chaos, joyful noise and a clear calendar ahead. I worried about trivial things that seemed to matter so much at the Read More