A simple rule for traveling {and life} with kids

A simple rule for traveling {and life} with kids

Last week the boys and I flew to Florida to spend six days with my sister and grandmother. Traveling with two kids under three isn’t exactly the most relaxing activity, but I really love traveling with my kids, and I’ve been looking forward to this trip—and Jack’s first time on a plane since he was itty […]

The power of the family meeting

Family Meetings

I’ve been reading a lot of books about intentional living and parenting over the past couple of months in my quest to reprioritize. I’ll share more about those books soon, but first I wanted to share one of the most impactful changes we’ve made as a family. While we were in Florida, I read The […]

When you blink and they grow up right before your eyes

When you blink and they grow up right before your eyes

At one point I had four kids under five years old, so I know what it’s like to live in the trenches. Those are the days that revolve around changing diapers, preparing three meals and two snacks every day, watching your kids like a hawk 24 hours a day, and being just plain exhausted, as much from the monotony of […]

The gift of perspective

The gift of perspective

It’s funny, really, because when we decided to add “one more baby” to our family (to recap, that was two babies ago), I knew I wanted to soak up every moment. I planned for several months of maternity leave, and in a lot of ways I approached Jackson’s birth as a do-over for all of my […]

Can you ever get just *one* tattoo?

On tattoos and motherhood

“I only want one tattoo. No more.” Those were my famous last words, as they say, and sure enough, two years after my first tattoos, I ended up back at a tattoo shop on Sunday. Before I got my wrist tattoos, I’d always wanted a tattoo to represent each of my children, so you could […]