What’s a “perfect mom”?

Let me be clear, I am in no way a perfect mom. I had someone make that comment to me the other day and it has bothered me since. I'm not sure exactly what a perfect mom even is. I love my kids, but they drive me nuts. I love spending time with them, but … Continue reading What’s a “perfect mom”?

Opening back up my shop…

The plan is to reopen my shop this fall. I'm so conflicted though--a part of me wants to just redesign the whole shop. The other part of me just says to keep it the same. It's been about 2 years since I went on hiatus & that's a lot of time to fall behind. I … Continue reading Opening back up my shop…

So far…

So, after all that worrying I did about my son, Dex, starting school...he's been doing amazingly well. It's hard to get him to eat and get dressed in a timely manner, but other than that, it's been great. It's been 2 weeks, and as crazy as it sounds, he's been even better at home. I … Continue reading So far…

Real life…

Do you ever feel like you just have so much to say, but what you have to say is so difficult to put into words? I'm a writer. I've always been one. When I was young, I was regularly writing children's stories, shorts stories... lots of fiction. I can write fiction. It's the real stuff … Continue reading Real life…

Letting our kids grow up…

My son started kindergarten today. I'm both happy for him and heartbroken, scared, etc. My husband & I met with his teacher, the school psychologist & principal yesterday to go over what the plan is for him and the evaluation for an IEP. He's in a great school & they all seemed like they know … Continue reading Letting our kids grow up…

So, I painted the door…

So, I mentioned before how I was thinking about painting the pantry door. Well, I did & I love it! All of the walls in our house are still so white. When we moved in, all we painted was the bedrooms. And with our kitchen being white, I needed some color. I love it--it gives … Continue reading So, I painted the door…

Doing life wrong?

"You have to let your kids do what they want to do. That's how life works. You're doing it wrong! You guys are doing life wrong!" This is what our 5 year old son told us a few months ago. Not going to lie--it's stuck with me. Maybe he was on to something. I feel … Continue reading Doing life wrong?

Closet organizing!

We have a large master closet. However, when we moved in, we were literally putting stuff wherever it fit & was out of the way. What that meant was that our closet basically became a storage closet for us. The basement was also treated that way and is still an absolute mess! But, I don't … Continue reading Closet organizing!

Easy DIY wall art…

Just a quick post here. I love planners, especially pretty planners. Happy Planners are my favorite--they sell inserts to customize your planner. I will even buy packs of the inserts to use them for other things, besides my planner! Here are simple frames from Ikea (4x6 Fiskbo frames) with the inserts cut to size. Super … Continue reading Easy DIY wall art…

Socializing as a kid, adult…

Our son starts kindergarten in just a week... I'm super excited for him, but a complete emotional mess. Any time I start to think about it, I get all teary-eyed. I'm not ready for him to be gone everyday. Everyday for the next 12-13 years. Then gone even more after that. Why do we make … Continue reading Socializing as a kid, adult…