Category Archives: Life lessons


It’s not uncommon to hear people whine about “getting older.” Chances are you rarely hear anything positive attached to that phrase, so allow me to rock your world with something I came up with all by myself: One of the greatest privileges of aging is the acquisition of perspective. Boom. Didn’t that sound like, totally… Read More »

Negative body image in young girls

The only thing I have ever successfully sewn is a jumper I made for myself in 6th grade. For weeks, I labored diligently over some blue and white checked fabric. My patient sewing teacher, Mrs. Robinson, coached my clumsy hands to success. It was nothing short of a miracle. That I have never repeated such… Read More »

golden moment

Yesterday I had a golden day. Do you get those? Basically, I just had a really great day with my little dude. But not just “great,” this one was golden. There were many of these days in the past. Chaucer was a cherub baby sent straight from heaven. He made Anne Geddes angel babies look… Read More »

Lying About Santa

Hi guys! Today I have a special treat for you! My friend, Adrienne from The Mommy Mess is here today! A while back I was over at her place making a huge mess talking about the time our toilet and bathtub exploded with a poop volcano, and my ceiling fell in and everything on my… Read More »

Chaos or Joy?

Bathtub crayons are either the best or worst idea ever. It’s all about your perspective. And the fact that they truly are the best and the worst. Your kids will think of them as an untapped art media chock-full of potential {and so do you–when you buy them}. You may even get some reading done… Read More »