We have a few things we love to do every summer since our firstborn arrived and one of our recent favorite spots became Shaver Lake, located in the Sierra Mountains. Last year we decided not to make a reservation at Shaver Lake though because we had our big international trip planned. We have been doing… Continue reading Shaver Lake – We are back
This Sunday the girls get to perform their competitive team Hip Hop dances at the Parent Show. This is the first time our youngest, Elysse, is on a team and the good thing is the rest of her teammates are in the same boat. None of them have ever competed before and it’s nice they’ll… Continue reading Season of change
There are moments that parenting seems oddly familiar to walking a bulldog. This is exactly what it feels like when you’re trying to get your kid to do something you know they are fully capable of doing, but they’re giving you the push back. Chops is no different. Today marks two weeks since we brought… Continue reading Parenting with a bulldog
“It’s so important to pursue our kids. It gets busy in life and we can sometimes let those relationships slide and we can forget how quickly our children are growing up. You never want to overlook the long term relationship you’re building with your children.” That quote was from the last few minutes of a… Continue reading Let’s not ignore feelings
If you’re reading this post and you are someone in my life, meaning someone that knows me more than as a mere acquaintance, this post is not about you. If for some reason it hits close to your heart and you think I am writing it with you in mind, I assure you I’m not.… Continue reading How are you doing in life?
Last night as I finally called it a day, I rolled to my left side and pulled up the covers around me; and in that second between feeling the comfort and warmth of my bed, I thought of my two girls sleeping soundly in the room next to me and I was filled with such… Continue reading Unfolding What Matters
Hi there, it’s been awhile for sure! Before I just jump right in I want to say that I hope that wherever you are reading this from, I pray that you, your family, loved ones, and friends are well, calm, and healthy. With all the news, misinformation, good information, and uncertainty that I’m sure many… Continue reading Fear, there is no room for you here.
I picked up Lysa Terkeurst’s book “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way.” Not because I’m currently going through life shattering heartache or pain, but I have been there before and I have close friends and family that are there now. I picked it up because sometimes pain, difficulties, or heartache don’t need to be… Continue reading Miraculous fixes without pain
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/id290803395 I ran across this podcast today and I haven’t stopped thinking about it because there was so much that rang true to me. The title is New Hope for Moms Who Won’t Give Up, with special speaker (author & mom) Sarah Parshall Perry. This lady had me laughing, nodding in agreement and wanting to… Continue reading Encouragement for Moms
A couple of weeks ago I woke up tired and cranky, and with a big checklist on my mind. It was Sunday and the last couple of nights sleep leading up to Sunday had been interrupted by the girls. Lack of sleep is always a deal breaker for me but it’s certainly the new normal… Continue reading Bring out the wonder and explore!