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


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, […]

How to have the perfect Mother’s Day

How to have the perfect Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, posts abound across the blogosphere about what mom really wants (sleep!), how to celebrate the moms in your life, the joy of motherhood, and so on. I’m not here with a gift guide or a sarcastic post about the amount of sleep I’m not getting or to wax eloquent about […]

Abandoning goals during the first trimester {April Goal Review}


I am just days away from officially welcoming the second trimester, and it can’t come soon enough! This has been my hardest pregnancy by far…a sinus infection magnified all of my pregnancy symptoms, leaving me bedridden and miserable for almost two weeks; I’ve spent much time huddled on the bathroom floor, alternately anticipating and dreading throwing […]