I love love love the combination of burlap and lace! I've been waiting forever to get to use this theme in a party and little A's baptism celebration was the perfect excuse. I found a seller who I bartered with on eBay for the beautiful table runners (definitely saving these beauties and adding to my … Continue reading Burlap and Lace Baptism Celebration
I know I am not the first and definitely won't be the last parent to have trouble connecting with a pre-teen daughter. A little girl who I used to have such a GREAT relationship with slowly morphing into an awkward stranger before my very eyes. I know I must have done the same at her age but … Continue reading Connecting with a Pre-Teen Girl
So after a long night with a congested, fussy baby who wanted to nurse what seemed like every 5 minutes, I then wake up to a toddler who did not want to get out of bed, didn't want to wear "that" shirt and wanted to bring every toy she owned to her Mima's house this … Continue reading One of those Mornings…
With school starting this week, it's always a harsh reminder of the reality of our custody arrangement and how much our household misses out on the day-to-day of K's life; those moments that you can't split up in even and odd years in custody court... The first day of school, getting braces on, or getting … Continue reading The Secondary House Misses Out
Let’s rewind 9 ½ years... I am 22 years old, met a guy who I really really liked, a couple weeks into dating (I know, I know, how dare he wait so long) he drops a bomb… He is a dad! He has a daughter from a previous relationship, she is two years old and … Continue reading A Step-Mom was Born
It was a long time coming; it was finally time to put these kids to work! With the oldest being 11 and only living in our house part-time there were some obvious concerns with putting chores in place. Was it fair to make her “work” when she should be enjoying her time with us and … Continue reading Put those Kids to Work!
Breastfeeding.... Such a loaded topic for some. The guilt, the stress, and it's not always an easy task. I am forever jealous of those who it comes easily for because with both kids, it was a huge undertaking. With little Sierra, four short years ago, I was unable to get her to latch. After many … Continue reading Breast is Best, Right?
I am a full-time working mommy of three wonderful little girls - Kylie, 11 ~ Sierra, 4 ~ Aviana, 5 months. My most favorite of the many hats I wear everyday is the hat of Mommy! My mommy story began eight years ago when I married my dear hubby and became Kylie's step-mommy. Navigating life … Continue reading My Mommy Story
My darling Sierra turned four this week, just coming off of her Woodland Fairy birthday party this past weekend, I finally decided to bite the bullet and start a real blog. I have always felt I have a lot to say and now I have a place to say it (the kicker will be if … Continue reading Woodland Fairy 4th Birthday