Hello, Fall. I've Been Waiting For You – 5 Reasons This Mama Loves Fall


Practice Gratitude

Hello, fall. I’ve been waiting for you. By far, Fall is my favorite time of year. This year, the Minnesota weather has been cooler than normal, so it started feeling like fall in late August. While some are still mourning the loss of summer…I am celebrating fall. 5 Reasons This Mama Loves Fall ALL. The. […]

September 13, 2017

It is Well With My Soul.


I'm a Work in Progresss

I woke up this morning surprised at the election results. I really had no idea who would win, and to be honest, I would have felt surprised no matter who won. Regardless of how you voted yesterday or of how weary you feel after this political season – the wounds revealed and created during this election must be […]

November 9, 2016

A Letter To Our Son, Who Just Broke His Arm


Parenting, Practice Gratitude

My son, you amaze me. This week you broke your arm jumping off a swing. It is thankfully not a bad break, but painful nonetheless. Always the cautious child, I was surprised the first time you showed me your new swing-jumping skill. I was so proud of you for trying something new, and a little riskier than […]

August 4, 2016

Hands FULL. My Cup Runneth Over


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting, Practice Gratitude, Uncategorized

Well hello there. Wonder where I’ve been these past months? On May 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm, we were blessed by the arrival of our daughter Audra Grace at 7 pounds 9 ounces. To say things have been busy…is an understatement. In fact, I don’t have time to be writing this now, but my soul and my […]

July 5, 2016

Practice Gratitude: The Grateful Tree


Practice Gratitude

I’m excited to share how our family has been recording our 59 days of gratitude. Last year, we used a gratitude calendar journal. This year, we chose to keep track of what we’re grateful for by writing on tags and hanging them on a tree. A grateful tree. While trying to figure out how to make our […]

November 30, 2015