One of the hardest things about letting her live with her other family is the lack of influence I feel that I have on her life.Read More
Today is her birthday, and I don’t know what I’m going to do without her.Read More
I don’t know what to do now. I’ve been holding back tears all day because I knew what was coming.Read More
Every decision that I have ever made all comes back to one question: what will make her the happiest?Read More
These granola bars are so easy to make and they are a kid friendly favorite around here!Read More
And just like that, all of our beautiful golden leaves have fallen to the ground.
The view of this tree from our window was one of my favorite things and I wanted to hang on to this fall weather just a little longer.Read More
There’s nothing better than coming home to a warm crockpot meal after a crisp fall day.Read More
We have been the recipients of so much goodness lately and my heart is feeling so full of gratitude.
This world is so full of kindness and generosity! When we focus our attention on abundance, our lives are impacted daily with positivity in all forms.Read More
One big adjustment for our family when Elle Kade is here is the relationship between her and her siblings.Read More
When I met Matt, I was a single mom. Elle was only a year old and her dad wasn’t in the picture for the past 10 months. I was entirely focused on becoming the best mom possible and I couldn’t imagine anyone else in our life.Read More
This moment is so bittersweet. As I wait at the airport, I am looking forward to seeing Matt and my little ones but I already miss Elle Kade so much.Read More
I’ve been looking forward to this trip with Elle Kade for such a long time! I knew that she would only be able to stay with me for 3 days before going back to school but that I would do my best to maximize our time and make the most of such a short visit. We made a list of everything she wanted to do and spent the entire time checking things off!Read More
When Matt and I met, I was a single mom working full time and living in my grandparents basement in Utah. I had been legally separated from Elle Kade’s dad for a year and was just beginning the court process to finalize my divorce and determine a custody arrangement.Read More
Summer heat is giving way to crisp fall air and there is no better time to have a picnic!Read More
Feelings of failure…
This topic has been on my mind a lot lately because I feel like I am failing at everything. But I’m here to tell you that those feelings of failure serve a purpose and that failure is not final.Read More
If you could do one thing to create a more positive, impactful, purposeful day… Would you do it?Read More
Sitting with my sweet girl before she boards the plane and leaves for the school year- it breaks my heart. And once she walks through the gate, I have to watch and wait as she sits right there- so close- before the plane takes off.
And then she’s gone.Read More
You know when you have those moments when everything comes full circle and you start to see the bigger picture? You almost have to catch your breath and you have goosebumps because you realize that your divine potential is greater than anything you could have imagined for yourself?Read More