As we approach Jackson’s first birthday I’ve been thinking a lot about the past year. First of all, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. I know people say it all the time…”they grow up so fast.” But I honestly had no idea how true that was until this past year. In his… Continue reading Momma for a Year
Becoming a parent has changed my life in so many ways. I think the biggest difference is my mindset. I no longer think about myself. What I need and want doesn’t matter nearly as much anymore. Every thought I have is about Jackson. Every decision I make and step I take is for Jackson. What… Continue reading Fear
I have often noticed myself dwelling on qualities that I don’t like about myself and/or qualities I wish I had. In order to combat those feelings I decided to write about the qualities I do have in order to celebrate the person I AM. I was reminded recently that no one should have to change who… Continue reading What I AM
Nothing is getting me more excited than summer time with my little man!!!! 6 more school days!!! No more 5:00am alarm clock. Instead, Jackson’s sweet cries will wake me up! (Sweet as long as it’s after 7… :)) No more waiting until after work to go for a walk. We can go whenever we want… Continue reading Best Summer Yet!
You know when you’re feeling tired, stressed, and overwhelmed? I’ve learned that getting away from everyday life (even for a couple hours) and turning to friends is the best cure for these feelings. The other day I was feeling this way and it was definitely bringing me down. I received some very kind words from… Continue reading Friendships and a Growing Baby!
Being a mom has changed me more than I could have ever imagined! It’s the greatest gift and blessing. Looking into the eyes of my child, knowing I am the one he counts on each and every day, I can’t help but smile and feel emotional at the same time. I am responsible for this… Continue reading Being a Mom…the Greatest Gift
One thing that many of you don’t know about me is that I LOVE music!! Going to concerts is one of my favorite hobbies. I’ve seen the Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, and Matt Nathanson numerous times. Besides those, some of my favorite concerts have been Shania Twain, Ben Rector, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion, and… Continue reading Music Speaks When Words Fail
This is by far the most personal post I have written and probably will ever write. It is very difficult for me to put this out there, but I’m being brave. For the past week or so I have felt drained….physically, emotionally, and mentally drained. I haven’t (for the most part) shared these feelings with… Continue reading Let’s Get Personal
I feel like I’m a person who is always tired. Just ask my husband….I’ve always complained about how tired I am. Now that I’m a mom…I can honestly say I was NEVER tired before! This is the true meaning of TIRED! I can’t blame it all on my son even though his sleep has been… Continue reading So tired!!
I just said to my husband the other day, “Do you wonder what kind of person Jackson will grow up to be?” I know it’s the hope of every parent to raise a child to be a good person and it’s something that I think about often. I certainly have dreams of him being an… Continue reading Kind, Confident, and Energetic