How to be a happy mama

When did my Facebook feed become overtaken with articles with titles like this? Stop. Just stop. If it creates guilt … let’s just stop clicking on those articles, okay? (I’m talking to myself here.) Then, what happens? Without the steady diet of...

Last day to pre-order!

Wow! That snuck up on me, what about you? Today is the LAST day to pre-order Sheep, Stetsons and Stockyards: Stories on Surviving Change. This guarantees your chance at a special first edition hardback copy – when they are gone, they are gone!  To order,...

June 21, 2016

If anything, I am a journal-er. I’ve been keeping a consistent one since I was in middle school. Today, I’ll just keep it here on the blog instead of in the brown, leather notebook my dad gave me for Christmas. Today was a great day. My youngest sister...

You might be the second child if…

Your clothes don’t get washed in Dreft after the first week. Your mom only takes pictures on her cell phone, not the “good camera”.  Your dad is totally confident holding you and changing a few diapers. (Instead of being afraid he’ll drop you...

476 diapers

Today marks seven weeks of being a family of four. It feels good to clack-click my fingers along the keys of my laptop and sip some hot coffee. In May, I didn’t write on this blog. In May, I changed 476 diapers. Give or take 50 or so. I tried to keep track for...