Day one.

Anyone else ever feel unqualified? This week, I’ve been reevaluating the coming months and considering some new ventures for myself professionally. But with each and every avenue I consider, my fear wants to disqualify me from the race before I never even start. “I have no experience with that.” “I’ve been out of the gameContinue reading “Day one.”

I see his color.

I see his color. He sees his color. He also sees mine. Every summer, my boy’s skin turns a very deep, beautiful shade of bronze in the Texas sun. No matter where we go, people comment on it because it is that jaw-dropping. He loves his “brownie” skin, as he calls it, and he knowsContinue reading “I see his color.”

I Think I Want to Adopt…Now What?!

So, let’s get real for a second. I know one thing to be true…you’re only really here for the baby.  It’s fine. I understand. He’s squishy and funny and perfectly adorable and you really don’t care about little old me. It’s okay. I’ve made my peace with it. Give the people what they want, right? Continue reading “I Think I Want to Adopt…Now What?!”

Why You Need Margin, Mama

I was recently reading a poll of sorts in a Facebook group that asked the ladies there how often they have time away from their kids. And by that, she didn’t mean the hour after they’ve gone to bed where you sprawl out on the couch with Netflix or Instagram. (Although all the praise handsContinue reading “Why You Need Margin, Mama”

NEDA Week: Body Image & Young Children

It’s National Eating Disorders Week – a week to raise awareness and educate the public about these devastating and often fatal mental health issues. For those of you who are new to this blog space, I don’t talk about it often, but I fought like hell for five years with an eating disorder that eventuallyContinue reading “NEDA Week: Body Image & Young Children”

A Sorta Post-Adoption Update

So, I really had no intention at all of writing many post-adoption posts after our first year home with Brooks, but everyone who knows our family in real life has been commenting lately on just how much he’s changed and grown over the last few months that I just feel like this is a littleContinue reading “A Sorta Post-Adoption Update”

On New Year’s Day…

January 1.  I love a fresh start, don’t you? I love opening up a fresh planner, turning to a new month, and dreaming of the possibilities. I also love the thought of improving on the month or year past and setting goals for myself, personally and professionally, as we move into a new chapter. So,Continue reading “On New Year’s Day…”