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Ten years ago, my husband and I were engaged and trying to figure out what kind of wedding we wanted to have. Initially, we thought we would have 50-60 guests and host a lovely outdoor summer wedding. As the...
Quarantine likely has you spending a lot more time at home with your significant other. However, more time spent together doesn’t always equate to genuine connection. Maybe you had a regularly scheduled date night before the pandemic, but now...
I thought when I birthed my first child that that was the hardest thing I'd ever have to do. Boy was I wrong. Marriage is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Dating is so fun and exciting and...

I Was a Hothead

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Gifts. Life gives them to us. Sometimes we rip the paper and packaging in excited fury. Sometimes we slowly untangle the tissue paper and reach into the bag with hesitation and surprise. In some rare moments, life gives us...
Dear Thirtysomething Valentine, On this, our 17th Valentines Day, I still love you like I did then.  I remember our first ever Valentine's Day, head over heels in love. Just freshman in college wrapped up in each other. I planned the...
When I was younger, around nine-years-old, my town had a tornado warning in the middle of the night. My older sister and I shared a bedroom, and when our dad came running in, he quickly woke us up, shoved...
  Did you know that your love language can CHANGE due to time, personal growth, and circumstance?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣I first took the Love Language test early in my twenties. Recently married, my husband and I took a course through our church group....
I’ve been compelled to write something like this for a while. I feel like it is something that is often unspoken but needs to be said out loud. So as summer comes to an end, I wanted to reflect on...
Dear Husband, I miss you. You come home from work and the kids run to you. “Daddy, daddy” they yell and screech and jump into your arms after spending all day with me. You give them hugs and kisses and...

The Traveling Husband

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Alright, mommas, I am going to get super real here and be blatantly honest about my marriage with a traveling husband. We all acknowledge that marriage is hard. Adding children to a marriage absolutely makes it more difficult. When...
So, as I sit here and type this, currently in Trimester #4.  During this time, as many of you know, it is filled with ups and downs. Trying to figure out not only how to keep this tiny human...
I want to start with a disclaimer: I am the worst millennial. For starters, I use a top sheet (apparently we are killing those off?). I also hate avocado toast and to be honest I cannot figure out a...
Have you recently overflown the bathtub, caught dinner on fire, or nearly run your children over in the driveway? A year ago, I did all three of those things in one week. I was having a breakdown, or rather,...
It was a crisp, fall afternoon, my dad and I were walking our usual route around the neighborhood when I asked him why we weren’t seeing certain family friends as often as we once did. He told me, among...

In + Around Indy

See Circle City: Nine Notable Outdoor Dining Experiences in Indianapolis

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Raise your hand if you felt cooped up this winter! I don't know about you, but I constantly daydream of family outings, especially enjoying...

Cabin Fever? Get Outside!

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