Daily, Madeline

Back in the Groove

New Year, New Me...or just the same stressed out, overscheduled me, but with less anxiety about it all. The last two weeks have been a welcome break from our routine. No work, no kindergarten drop-off, no dance classes to rush to, no PTA meetings to plan for, no packing lunches, not even any real bedtimes.… Continue reading Back in the Groove

Daily, Kansas City

Jumping in to the New Year

We had a lot of fun checking out the new Urban Air in Lenexa, Kansas today. It was a great way to wrap up winter break (and would be a great way to burn off lots of energy inside on cold days!). We mostly played on the trampolines, but there was soooo much more to… Continue reading Jumping in to the New Year

Daily, Holidays

Happy New Year

I always forget how much we do until I look back at photos and videos. We shared in the joy of the birth of our newest nephew, Landon. We cheered as we watched Madeline take the big stage at her first dance competition. We celebrated as Madeline turned FIVE. We cried happy tears as we… Continue reading Happy New Year

Daily, Parenting After Loss

Give Yourself Grace

I dreamed of Joshua last night. And not in a sweet “Remember I’m always with you, momma” kind of way. In a “I felt the whole weight of his loss all over again and couldn’t breathe” kind of way. Holidays are always hard. I see the presents under the tree and wish there were more...for… Continue reading Give Yourself Grace


Always Loved, Always Missed

My Grandma was one of my all-time favorite people ever. No matter what, she always knew just the right thing to say give me advice, make me laugh, or to ease even my biggest heartbreaks. These last 15 years without her have been full of so many things that I wish I could tell her,… Continue reading Always Loved, Always Missed