2017 is MY YEAR!!!

It’s a new year!! Before I talk about resolutions- I have to tell you a story. We visited a church on Sunday and during the announcements section, the pastor said “control”. Kaia was coloring quietly on my lap but then busted out laughing and loudly said, “HE SAID TROLL!!!”. Highlight of my day.  I love…

Grace has a face 

I just started reading Jesus, the gentle parent by L.R. Knost and it is already heavily highlighted.  I have so many thoughts as I read through it and so many tears.   Here is a passage that I had to share.  “The tiny girl stood timidly at the top of the stairs, her small face…

I’m a stay at home mom

I am a stay at home mom. 3 years ago I left a well paying corporate position with a good company.  I also had a 6 month old and a 2.5 year old, and I only saw them awake for about two hours a day.   This wasn’t completely the company’s fault. I am terrible…

Men are not dogs

About a year ago, I really started questioning the things I grew up believing about my body. I should’ve really questioned most of this years ago- but these were the “truths” I grew up with and accepted. I grew up surrounded by dress codes that disproportionately targeted female attire…because “modesty”.  Here are the lessons I…

The Rules

I’ve been going through the New Testament lately and picked up on a theme I had never really paid attention to before.  It goes like this- Jesus and disciples- pick food on Sunday Pharisees (Christians)- THE RULES SAY YOU CAN’T DO THAT Jesus- You missed the point of the rules the next week… Jesus- heals…

North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan

Well guys, we did it, we packed up our North Carolina house, cleaned it and picked up my dad from the airport only one hour behind our ambitious schedule.  We spent three days driving to Wisconsin and arrived at our new house.  We were so excited to be out of the car, so excited to…

Nature

We have had a nature filled week!  We’ve gotten really used to bears.  We have a mama and two cubs who play in our yard and inspect our grill for leftovers all the time.   In the evenings we like to walk down to the mailbox, about a mile from the house.  On our last…