Six years with my best friend

We had already said "I love you," a few weeks before Michael told me, fingers intertwined, that I was his best friend. I remember...

Five Awesome "At Home" Dates

Michael’s and my favorite thing to do is to spend time with our girls…but our next favorite thing to do is to spend time without them! ...

Salt in the Wound

My inadequacies as a wife are extensive. For some reason though, I was able to evade this humbling truth for exactly 12 months and 29...

On Picking A Good One

Last night I woke up at 3:30 am to Michael handing me a glass of cool water. He does this from time to time, usually because when I have...

While it's Fresh

April 17, 2015 Today wasn't good, and while I want nothing more than to close my itchy-been-cryin'-all-day eyes, I also want to remember...

HEY MAMA, YOU’RE DOING A GOOD JOB.

It’s easy, so easy, for us moms to feel like we are doing it wrong. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking to a brand-new mom. We...

SCARLETT MICHELLE: A BIRTH STORY

The day after Ellie’s first birthday party, a Sunday, I was standing in the bathroom at my in-law’s house when I got my positive...

A LETTER TO MY SUPER SMALL COLLEGE TOWN

Hey, Rexburg, When I first met you back in the fall of 07′, I was a naive, almost 19-year-old college freshmen grounded in my Texas...

TAKING FLIGHT

Today, we were those people. The ones taking up way too much space in the very back left row of the 737 with our half-zipped carry-on...

LIFE IS SNOW GOOD

I sit here typing while my husband and baby nap, watching the snow just come on down like it’s been doing all day. I haven’t seen it...

STRAIN

My daughter was constipated last night, and while I realize that this isn’t halting news for any of you, it was a big deal for me. It was...

MY MOTHERHOOD REALITY

Disclaimer: Michael and I found the sim card that was in my phone the first few weeks of Elise’s life, and a picture I took of her after...

THAT TIME I HAD A BABY

A good year before I became pregnant I was sitting on the living room floor scrolling through my news feed when I saw a picture my Dad...

Worth the Wait

This time of year always reminds me of meeting Michael. I can’t explain it other than to say that it feels the same. Spring is something...