On Thursday we celebrated Porter's 5th birthday. We woke up to have our traditional birthday waffles (waffles with chocolate chips or sprinkles in them) and opened presents right away. We were so lucky that Porter's birthday coincided with John's days off, it was extra special to have daddy at home with us on a weekday. … Continue reading Porter turns 5!
Today Porter turned 5 years old (pictures and birthday post coming in the next few days) and I have big feelings about this day. For one thing, I have a 5 year old! How did this even happen?!?!? Surely I can't be old enough and grown up enough to have a 5 year old. I … Continue reading Porter’s birth story
A long time ago I was reading an article somewhere on the web (which for the life of me I cannot find) about thriving vs. surviving. The author was talking about what she needed to take her life to the next level, to move from surviving to truly thriving. Although this was a few years … Continue reading My Thrive List
I'm starting a new series of posts, which I'm calling 'life lately'. It will kind of be a catch-all for any of the things going on in our lives that don't get their own post like miscellaneous photos and general life updates. So here are some things that have been making up our life lately. … Continue reading Life lately
This has been a good reading month for me. I read 3 books and listened to 4 audio books. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist Loved it. Loved it so much I wish that I owned a copy. I really like the way she writes, its so personable. I did relate to some chapters of this … Continue reading April Reads
Here are some of our recent favorite children's book finds. I love me a good book, and these have all been popular with both my kids as well as loved by myself. Polar Bears Underwear by Tupera Tupera A Polar bear has lost his underwear, and we travel through the book with him and his mouse … Continue reading Kid lit finds
We spent Easter this year in southern Alberta with Johns family. We packed in a rush, so it was a little stressful to get us all out the door this time. And rushing-out-the-door stress brings out the mean mommy in me. Lesson learned: pack in advance! The kids mostly watched movies and looked at books … Continue reading A little bit about our Easter weekend
One of my favorite bloggers and podcasters, Tsh Oxenreider, published a new book out this week called At Home in the World. I've already got the audio version and I'm really excited to start it. The book is a memoir of her year spent travelling the world with her husband and three kids (#lifegoals), and I enjoy her outlook … Continue reading Where am I at home in the world?
Sometimes I have a hard time with the idea of my keeping a blog. A big part of this, I think, is simply not thinking I have anything worthwhile to offer. I don't offer a unique story or perspective, there is nothing special or interesting about my life. I'm just a stay-at-home-mom. And a struggling … Continue reading And the stars began to burn
This last month wasn't a super strong reading month for me, I discovered and binged This Is Us so spent a lot more time in front of the TV than I spent reading a book! I read only one book and listened to five audio books. Here are short reviews of the books I read in … Continue reading March Reads