Mathias Turns One! (+ Our Gift Philosophy for Babies)

It’s definitely true what they say about the years just going faster the more kids you have. When Raven turned one, I remember feeling in awe that we were already there, but at the same time, it felt like a looooong year (mostly just because I was still working full-time as a teacher, I think—and …

Birthday, Goals

32.

Today I turned 32. If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my day (and mine and Matt’s birthday week in general) did not go exactly as we’d hoped. But rather than talk about all that went laughably not-great this week, let’s talk about how now, at 32, I actually kinda sorta …

3 Years Ago, I Became a Better Me

As I’ve mentioned before, motherhood has been both everything and nothing like what I thought it would be. Three years ago, literally at the same moment the sun crested the mountains visible through our hospital room window, my daughter came into the world, healthy and pink and with the cutest little cry I’d ever heard …

On This, My Golden Birthday (29 Things to Rejoice About)

Today on the 29th, I am 29 years old, making this my “golden birthday.” I am baffled to think that I am almost 30 years old—that just sounds so…mature. *Gulp.* Lately I’ve sometimes been plagued with thoughts that I’m not where I want to be and that because everything is not as I wish it …