Before Pictures

We have postponed our move date up a week. New paint and a new awning are in progress. I am looking forward to moving in and making our new house a home. I feel so glad that we were able to find something that gives us some space and the kids a space of their own as well. The main…

Abducted in Plain Sight

We watched “Abducted in Plain Sight” in January and it’s been on my mind a lot lately. This documentary is so bizarre and it’s hard to believe that it’s a true story. About a month after watching it, I was able to see Jan (the subject) speak at a luncheon. She was so great, she really is proof that life…

Doug and Sara’s New Casa

Wow, I haven’t written a blog post in a while. I haven’t ever been very consistent with writing blog posts because I overthink things or I think I don’t have anything special to share. I don’t feel that way anymore. I just want to document our lives and maybe share a few things we learn along the way. Recently we…

Hannah’s Birth Story

This time I have the birth from my perspective and my client’s point of view too. She shared her birth story with me and gave permission for me to share it as well. It’s so cool to read both because we each see things so differently and remember certain details better than others. It also paints a more complete picture…

And the sick goes on

We have been sick in our house for far too long. A month and a few days to be exact, there are still a few lingering coughs and snotty noses but we’re all feeling much better. First it was dad and the baby. Those two would get better and then get sick over and over again. I tried to keep…

vegan mama hunter dada

What do a hunter and a vegan have in common? They are each other’s worst nightmare. How could one be with the other and be happy? For the past few years I have dabbled in a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, right now I consider myself an aspiring vegan. I am still trying to let go of certain foods mainly cookies…

Elimination Communication Basics

I thought about doing a post about this when my oldest was a baby, but it really overwhelmed me. I thought I didn’t really know anything, it wasn’t until recently when I was talking with a friend with a new baby, that I realized I do know a few things.   My first encounter with Elimination Communication (EC), or potty,…

library love

I can’t get enough of the library lately. I’ve been interesting in veganism again after discovering the blog It doesn’t taste like chicken. I’ve had a few recipes pinned from that blog but for some reason I didn’t really start to look at some of the recipes more in depth until recently. One thing led to another and I started reading about…

motherhood on my mind

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” George Eliot I read this quote and I cried. I see that love when my boys first wake up. I feel so lucky to be a mama. I feel so anxious that time is going by so fast. If I dwell too much I feel worried that this stage will…

Thankful

I can’t express enough thanks I can’t help but feel sadness Of course I feel responsible Of course I feel, I’m not Left out Alone Unwanted Unloved I could have been better Know that I am sorry Know that I am heartbroken Know that this is so hard for me Please go on and be well Please go on and…