I Wasn’t Expecting to Write This One

So I went to the Influence Conference last weekend, and it was great. I cried just as much as I did last year, which confirms that last year wasn’t a hormonal fluke, I’m just…a crier. Ahem ....more

Orzo with Chicken and Spinach

Some of you are going to see this and be like, seriously Kristi? You’ve already posted this. And I HAVE! ...more

Stitch Fix #2 – Dresses Only, Please

It’s been a while since I actually received my second “Fix” from Stitch Fix, but I do want to take a minute to share! If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s the description from their site: Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized for you. Simply fill out the Stitch Fix Style Profile and our personal stylists will handpick a “Fix” of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle ....more

Don’t Bolt: Thoughts on Staying Present When Life is Loud

Here’s a little secret – I’ve never been to therapy or counseling (doesn’t mean it wouldn’t have been helpful a time or two…yowza), but when I know a friend of mine is seeing someone, I try to get them to tell me what they’re learning so…I can learn it too. Sneaky, I know. Sometime in the last year, a friend of mine gave me a major lightbulb moment when she mentioned that her therapist had been encouraging her to fight the instinct to bolt ....more

Cuppow Perk Me Up Gift Set Winner

Happy Friday! We’re waiting on the repairman for the washer AND air conditioner, so naturally we’re making pancakes and decorating them with leftover Christmas sprinkles. (Do those go bad, by the way? ...more

Finding Rest in the Trenches – Thrive Moms

Today I’m at Thrive Moms talking about finding rest in this difficult season. I want to go to there. Which is timely because last night I was awakened no less than SIX TIMES ....more

How to Put a GIF in Your Blog Post

If you’ve spent time around here, you know I love the power of a good GIF. GIFs are compressed files…er…something. Really they’re those animated photos you sometimes see ....more

Influence Conference Linkup

Somehow, someway, the Influence Conference is NEXT WEEKEND. That means next Wednesday, I’ll pack all three kids in the car and drive to Indianapolis again. I’ll drop them off with my parents and head downtown Thursday afternoon ....more

Baby-Led Weaning vs Babyfooding: Teddy and Piper

Remember my friend Jaci? She had her son Teddy 2 and a half weeks before Piper was born. It’s been fun to go through this first year with our babies together ....more

Embrace the Chaos

HAPPY FRIDAY! Gosh, I hope you rest well. I originally posted this at Thrive Moms ....more