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 […]

When you find yourself in the middle

When you find yourself in the middle

The last couple of weeks have ended up busier than expected, so I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. With the election heating up, this seems like an especially appropriate post this week! On most divisive issues—politics, health, parenting, food, vaccines—I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. For a long time, […]

Capturing the hearts of my girls in 2016

Capturing the hearts of my girls in 2016

Like a lot of people, the “one word” movement for setting New Year’s resolutions has been one that I’ve embraced wholeheartedly. I love the idea of approaching the new year with a theme that can be summed up in a single word, and I really feel like I’ve grown through the words I’ve chosen in […]

Reviewing 2015 and focusing on my successes

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Looking back at 2015, one of the biggest lessons I learned was to embrace the seasons—the seasons of my life as well as the literal seasons of the year. It took me three years of tracking my reading goals to see that my years follow a very specific pattern that includes lots of goal setting, personal […]

We’re planning an 11-month RV trip…for real! #EhmanAdventure2018

Touring the United States in an RV

As a family, we love road trips. We drive 2-3 hours to various day trip destinations on a regular basis, think nothing of hopping in the car for the 6-hour drive to my parents, and made the 18-hour trip to Florida regularly before they moved to NC. We’ve been talking about a trip out west—specifically to St. George, Utah, […]