Money Saving Mom Feature – Not The Former Things

It wasn’t until we were knee deep in evaluations and doctor’s appointments that we realized how much our financial life would change. Please join me today over at Money Saving Mom (link here), where our family’s story is being shared. Special thanks to Crystal and her team! They work tirelessly to help us mommas serve our families well, and I […]

Our Week in Pictures

Happy Friday All. (Completely unrelated – I saw an e-card once that said, “‘TGIF, said no mom ever!’”. It’s kinda true. I mean, if you are home with your little ones all week, Saturday doesn’t always look that much different. Although the hubs being around for back-up is always better here. Maybe I can say TGIF…) I wanted to try […]

When It’s a Tough Week

I was planning to write about meltdowns and sensory issues this morning. Instead, I am living them. It’s been a tough week here. Sourdough and Bacon just got back from a visit with their dad in Seattle. Flying, with all of the airport announcements and crowds and more announcements, then boarding lines and on-plane announcements and babies crying and the […]

Marriage In The Messy

We were married almost five years ago. In five years, a lot has changed. For instance: The boys and I moved to Southern California from Washington. We “blended our family” – meaning Mick living with a wife and kids for the first time, and the boys/me adjusting to going from a family of 3 to 4. Good times for all. […]

Why I Gave Up On Chore Charts

There was a time when I thought I had this parenting/homemaking thing all figured out (Of course this was before I actually had kids, and actually stayed home with them…). I was amazing in my imagined state. I was the best cook, maintained the cleanest and best decorated home, and of course, I had the smartest/kindest/obedient/never wearing anything but the […]


My boys could not be more opposite – I mean in almost EVERY WAY. They look different. They prefer completely different foods, games, shows, pass times – you name it, it’s different. They are wonderfully complex. It is my hope that sharing details of their livesĀ  will give you a little more insight into the way God is growing all […]