How I Transformed My Wardrobe for Less Than $100

I received free access to the GYPO Spring Challenge in exchange for a review. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. This post also contains affiliate links ....more

14 Surprising Life Lessons My Kids Have Taught Me

Parenting is one big learning experience, but have you ever stopped to think not just of...more

To Annelise, on Your Third Birthday

Dear Annelise, I was recently reminded of a poem that, other than the bit about curly hair, fits you to a T. “There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she […] ...more

Five Ways Non-Foster Families Can Help Foster Families

Have you ever seen one of those reality shows where a woman goes to the emergency room with abdominal pain only to be told when she gets there that she’s in labor with a child she didn’t even know she was expecting? That’s something like how I imagine it must be when a family […] ...more

To Eli, on your 7th Birthday

Dear Eli, Back in January we spent a bitterly cold afternoon visiting Daddy while he worked on a construction project. We slid...more

To All the Moms

To all the moms: To the Some Day Mom who dreams of the day when the time is right to start a family, To the Trying Mom who has just started her journey...more

What Happens When We Share Our Stories

What are your days like? If you have young kids like I do, they’re probably filled with snack prep and hand...more

Five Misconceptions about Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month. In honor of the amazing people who selflessly give of their time and resources to love and care for children in need, I’m writing a two-part series to raise awareness about foster care for those of us who aren’t involved in it. Five Misconceptions About Foster Care For Part […] ...more

Nine Reasons My Sons Didn’t Wash Their Hands

If you’re a boy mom, you’ve probably dealt with your fair share of grossness. Boys just have a different sense of cleanliness than girls and they’re not afraid to admit it. One area in which my sons and I don’t see eye to eye is regarding the issue of hand washing after bathroom usage ....more