• On depression

    by  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • 11 Comments

    I wish depression was something we talked about more often. Maybe then it wouldn’t be so grossly misunderstood. In the hours and days following the tragic death of Robin Williams, I have seen and heard far too many times how “selfish” suicide is. The tone is that those who choose to take their own...

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    52 Lists: Week 2

    by  • Monday, January 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Week 2: List your greatest comforts E’s laugh. Mom’s cooking. Fresh strawberries. Grilled corn on the cob. Food in general. Reaching the top of the hill heading into town, when driving to my hometown. Scarves. Starbucks. Friday afternoons.

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    52 Lists: Week 1

    by  • Monday, January 13, 2014 • 1 Comment


    I’m a couple weeks behind on this, but I saw this project on Amy’s blog and new that if I’m able to complete any project on a regular basis for an entire year, it’s one based on making lists. Yes, I know the logo says “for 2013,” but Moorea is bringing the project back for...

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    Thoughts on stay-at-home mommyhood

    by  • Thursday, January 9, 2014 • 8 Comments

    Once upon a time, I swore up and down that I would never be a stay-at-home mom. Not because I saw shame in it, but because I didn’t think I’d be able to handle it. But now, staying at home with my son is all I want to do. The difference between Then Kaci...

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    by  • Tuesday, December 31, 2013 • 4 Comments


    The new year isn’t usually a big deal for me, not like it seems to be for so many people. Sure, I’ll watch the ball drop on TV or go hang out with some family, but big New Year’s parties have never really been my thing. Nor do I usually spend a lot of...

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    If I had another Christmas to shop for…

    by  • Thursday, December 12, 2013 • 1 Comment


    This is a first for me but at this point I’m basically done Christmas shopping for this year. So of course that’s when I would learn about a retailer I’ve never heard of and go to their website and instantly fall in love. Urbanara has such pretty things, y’all! If I could go Christmas shopping...

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    My child, my heart.

    by  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 • 2 Comments

    My son feels his emotions with such intensity that, if you’re not careful, you’ll start to feel them as well. When he is sad, you can see his heart breaking. When he is happy, he is on top of the world and I sweartogod you could see that grin from the moon. And when...

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    It’s party time!

    by  • Saturday, November 23, 2013 • 3 Comments

    Today, we’re hosting a party for our son’s second birthday. (His birthday isn’t until Tuesday, but you try throwing a birthday party two days before Thanksgiving.) It’s hard to believe he’s gone from this… To this… Happy birthday, my love, my heart. I hope your day today brings you nothing but joy and happiness...

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    Thoughts on baby #2

    by  • Friday, November 22, 2013 • 3 Comments

    I’m becoming more and more excited about this pregnancy. Excited about this baby. Excited about E becoming a big brother. Excited to be the mother to another little one. And yes, even excited about the newborn stage. The cuddles and snuggles, the only-will-sleep-on-your-chest newborn stage. I am excited. With E, I was nervous… about...

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    Hell or high water

    by  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • 2 Comments


    She’s always had problems making decisions, torn between the pros vs. cons list her logical side creates, and going with her gut and following her heart. Self-doubt. Second guessing. What if? What could have been? She finally decided those things didn’t matter anymore. The only expectations she needed to meet were her own. Finally....

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