The Motherload

The Motherload

This morning between making breakfast, drinking 3.75 cups of coffee, and then running errands with all kids in tote, I jumped in the shower. Instead of enjoying a few moments of quiet and ridiculously hot water, I started making a mental checklist of all the things to...
A Little Clean and a Little In-N-Out

A Little Clean and a Little In-N-Out

Where your intention is, your attention follows.  For a decade, I’ve been trying to find the highest quality products with the cleanest ingredients…that we like. Hello…laundry detergent swap-fails….some just. don’t. work. Or maybe my kids are extra stinky;...
Soda Jerk

Soda Jerk

Did you know the person who makes old-fashioned sodas is called a “Soda Jerk”? I only know this because Hank, the Soda Jerk, took an interest in us as we passed through his small town one afternoon for coffee on our way home. He knew we “weren’t from around here.” He...
Our Children’s Wellbeing

Our Children’s Wellbeing

“Due to the winter storm we experienced this last week…for the children’s safety, all learning will be asynchronous, online until Wednesday…possibly until March 1.” Email dated 2021. Not 2020. It feels like Groundhog’s Day 365. Almost a year ago, we...
Daily Affirmations

Daily Affirmations

Every day before the big girls leave for school, we chant, sing and say daily affirmations. They go something like this:•Today is going to be a great day!•I am a reading genius.•I am a math whiz.•My words are kind.•I stick up for the underdog.•I am a leader.•My name...
10 Years!

10 Years!

Happy 10th Anniversary to us! We’ve created a beautiful family and life in a decade! Two pieces of advice I was given early on in our marriage that has helped me navigate as a wife, mother, and partner in our adventure: The space between expectations and reality is...