• Family,  Lifestyle,  Our Story

    Only A Page In The Book

    It wasn’t exactly pretty, but we did it. We made it through the first two weeks of training. Only 29ish more weeks to go… I’ve had that saying “the days are long, but the years are short” on replay in my mind… just as a little reminder and encouragement to myself

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Marriage,  Reflection

    What Defines You?

    This post started out as sort of a depressing thought I was having at the end of my husbands long work weekend. For those of who who don’t know my hubby is a LEO. And for those of you who may live under rocks, they, like doctors, firefighters, nurses, etc. work ridiculously stupid long hours.

  • Lifestyle,  Work

    Productivity Boost!

    Whether we are working professionals in the corporate world, stay at home parents, busy students, bloggers, or perhaps even retired, each of us have a list of responsibilities and tasks that need to be taken care of on a daily basis. Some people are naturally gifted in the area of self motivation and productivity, others need consistent fresh ideas and coaxing to get things done. Although I would like to argue this point some days – there are the same amount of hours in a day, for everyone. As a mother working from home, I am ALWAYS looking for fresh ways to boost my productivity.

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Motherhood,  Work

    Better to be busy than bored.

    Better to be busy than bored. Or at least thats what I keep telling myself! On top of our normal chaos, I have been incredibly blessed with several business opportunities recently, of which I am incredibly grateful for. I not only get to stay at home with my daughter, I am able to pursue my career and contribute to the family financially. I have confidence that I am following God’s plan, as when I had our daughter, we made a few big decisions to ensure our priorities were in the correct order according to what God put on our hearts.

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Marriage

    Celebrating 2 Years of Marriage!

    Two years, a dog, a car, a house, and a baby later (plus a whole lot more craziness in between) and I love you more than the day I married you. Happy anniversary to the most dedicated, hard working, loyal, always makin' me laugh, my baby's daddy, love of my life! Marriage has been the greatest adventure of my life by far and I'm blessed to have found this guy to experience it with!

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Motherhood,  Reflection,  Siblings

    The greatest gift you can give to your child… Thoughts on siblings

    Some of you may already know this, but I am the second oldest of 8 children. Six boys and two girls. There are 22 years between my oldest sibling and my youngest sibling. I waited 17 years to get a sister (the youngest). No twins, no adoptions, no step-siblings. My older brother and his wife had their first baby 2 weeks before my youngest sister was born (Father of the Bride anyone?!).