marriage + family

Birth Story of Pippin Oliver James + Some Post-Partum Essentials

I’m sitting here holding my tiny precious boy, a little blown away by the fact that he’s already been in my arms for a full week. Although I had no doubt, this one week has already made up for the nine months of hell we went through.  One week of the sweetest blue-eyed stare, one… Continue reading Birth Story of Pippin Oliver James + Some Post-Partum Essentials

marriage + family · musings · toddler life

A Mother’s Worst Fear: When Everyone Knows You Failed

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve certainly heard about the tragedy at the Cincinatti Zoo over the weekend, where a gorilla was shot so a small child could be rescued. There have been many different eyewitness accounts {which, if you know anything about criminology you know eyewitness accounts are the least reliable source of… Continue reading A Mother’s Worst Fear: When Everyone Knows You Failed

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My Dad Came Home: A Reminder Why You Shouldn’t Thank Veterans On Memorial Day

It’s here. Memorial Day. And just like Veterans Day and the Fourth of July, Americans are flaunting their patriotism and passion for this great {yes, I do believe it is great} country that we have the privilege to live in. But unlike Veterans Day and the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is not one to… Continue reading My Dad Came Home: A Reminder Why You Shouldn’t Thank Veterans On Memorial Day

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What A Netflix Movie Taught Me About My Participation In Rape Culture

Dear reader, The following post contains triggers regarding rape and sexual abuse. The content may not be appropriate for someone who is a survivor of sexual assault. Please take care of yourself. xoxo The other night my husband and I did what so many couples do when they’re bored on a quiet night and selected… Continue reading What A Netflix Movie Taught Me About My Participation In Rape Culture