One of my favorite things about Christmas is receiving Christmas cards from friends and coworkers. Especially this year, since I haven’t physically seen a lot of the smiling faces hanging on my wall in quite some time. Moms, you did a great job getting everyone looking their best! I know the dads were there, too,… Continue reading Mary, did you know?
“What are you thankful for?” I asked my patients this question all week leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the answer I got most often was “Nothing.” I’d offer some suggestions I thought each may be thankful for. Reluctantly, some of them replied, “I guess I’m thankful I’m alive.” These responses just broke my… Continue reading Thankful
Don’t you love how everyone is the expert on parenting before they have children? Regardless of our own upbringings, we have idealistic views on how we will raise our own children. Children that will never misbehave, will have access to the best education, and would never dream of making messes. And then, our darling angels… Continue reading Parenting 101
“Time to eat!” How many times have you yelled this throughout your house at your siblings/kids/spouse? Then everyone comes at his or her own pace and takes their respective place at the table. Sometimes everyone is there. Sometimes, there’s a gaping spot where someone should be. A few years ago, my husband built me a… Continue reading Tabled Together
We've had so much fun with our calves this summer season! We started out naming our bull Reggie, followed by our limousin angus cross, Rosemary (named for her red color). From there, our three-year-old continued the "R" names. We now have Rocky Road, Ruby, Root Beer, Reese Cup, and Ranger. One outlier - Samson -… Continue reading Til The Cows Come Home
We’ve all said this phrase at some point. You overslept and rolled into work late. Your kids absolutely refused to let you get them presentable before going out in public. You don’t know how you’re going to pay your bills this month. Infertility. You are sorting through your divorce papers. The struggle is real, yall.… Continue reading The Struggle is Real
There's an unsung hero in our house - our coffee maker. We've got a one year old and a three year old ruling the roost right now (amid quarantine, no less), so coffee plays a huge role for us in this season. We need fuel to have enough energy to keep up with our vibrant… Continue reading Coffee Amidst Chaos