“I Love My Mommy Because…”

I want to tell you all about the different kind of joy I have experienced lately–the joy of seeing Evy hit milestones that not so long ago, we had wondered if he ever even would. What sorts of milestones would be be able to reach? A year or so ago, we really didn’t know…and it… Continue reading “I Love My Mommy Because…”

Find 9 Strawberries…

As I sat here this afternoon with our Child Development Services representative, we’ll call her “S” for short, it dawned on me all over again just how far our Evrett Bug has come. Even as I sit here typing away at this, with Bug right next to me playing with the alphabet, I feel almost… Continue reading Find 9 Strawberries…

Talking to myself…

Over the past couple of months, I have developed the habit of talking to myself…not out loud!! (at least not most of the time 😉 ) But rather, inside my head. I’m not certain precisely when I began doing this without having to think about doing it…but I’ve definitely been dialoguing with my inner self… Continue reading Talking to myself…

Giving Yourself Grace

The art of granting oneself grace, of having some self-compassion, doesn’t come naturally to me…I’m more inclined to be hard on myself. (I think that many of us are that way! The old adage of “being your own worst critic” can be pretty accurate) But finally, as 2018 progresses, I can confidently say that I… Continue reading Giving Yourself Grace

The “Shopping Ban”

Anyone who knows me well, or has been following this blog (thank you SO much if that’s you!!) will know how dedicated I’ve been to bettering myself in 2018. When you have a year like 2017,  where you feel as if you’ve been to hell in a hand-basket & back numerous times…you either end up on… Continue reading The “Shopping Ban”

Minimalism allows me not to care…

Yes, you read the title correctly. Minimalism, or living simply & with greater intention, absolutely allows me to care less. (On the flip side, it also allows me to care MORE about the things & people that truly matter in our life, but that’s not what today’s post is about) Shortly after we moved to… Continue reading Minimalism allows me not to care…

Vulnerability & Minimalism

I have a confession to make: for the first time since I began my Happiness Project on February 1st, this months resolutions aren’t working out so well. That’s an understatement, actually…they’re a huge flop!! Other than my resolution to continue my shopping ban, (which is very successful!), 2 of the other resolutions I only managed… Continue reading Vulnerability & Minimalism

Happiness Project Part 4: May

I have come to love the end of each month; it’s the time when I look back on my Happiness Resolutions from the previous month, reflect on my progress, and chart the next months path!! The feeling that you are growing as a person, and measuring that growth in a concrete manner, is quite motivational… Continue reading Happiness Project Part 4: May

The “More” of Minimalism

In a few days time, some of our beloved fam is coming to spend a few days with us. How blessed we are that they are travelling all the way up North here to see us, and we are so excited to spend some quality time with them again! Cody is so pumped, Scott &… Continue reading The “More” of Minimalism

My Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe huh?….At first glance, this may seem to have nothing to do with Evy and his journey…but in reality, he is the reason that I have worked hard since October 2017 to simplify our life.  He has both inspired and changed me, for the better. When we found out that, yes, there was indeed… Continue reading My Capsule Wardrobe