Little Eyes Are Always Watching…

Last Wednesday, I was stopped at a stoplight. We were on our way to drop off my son at preschool, and the day had already been…well, special. I glanced up at the rear-view mirror and realized in the chaos of the morning, I had forgotten to put on any makeup. I am not a bigContinue reading “Little Eyes Are Always Watching…”

In honor of NEDA Week…

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I wanted to take a few minutes and share a little bit of my heart for anyone who is struggling or knows someone struggling with disordered eating. If you don’t know my past, I shared my story in depth a few months ago, so I hope itContinue reading “In honor of NEDA Week…”

Stepping on My Soapbox…

Brace yourself.  Momma’s about to preach.   I was walking out of my gym the other night, and I happened to catch a glimpse of the events table. Something struck me, and to be 100% honest with you, I’m not exactly sure what upset me so much about it, so I’m going to start writingContinue reading “Stepping on My Soapbox…”

Why "A Hot Blessed Mess"?

So, this isn’t my first blog. It’s actually my third. You see, for the last four years, I’ve written about all things family here. I had a handful of faithful readers – primarily my mom, my mother-in-law, my college bestie, and the occasional extended family member. I saw that blog as an homage to myContinue reading “Why "A Hot Blessed Mess"?”

My Story of Hope…

This past week at church, our pastor, John McKinzie, challenged the congregation to tell our stories of hope. I am not normally one to talk much about myself, as you can probably tell from this blog, but I felt like God was really pushing me to put my story out there, so here I am…completelyContinue reading “My Story of Hope…”

21 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

My Littlest Little: Just six short days ago, I watched you turn one. It hit me like a ton of bricks. As I looked around our backyard that night, listening to our dear family and friends singing you “Happy Birthday” for the very first time as you soaked in the attention, I thought about howContinue reading “21 Things I Want My Daughter to Know”