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When I was young there was this unspoken system. In place for hurts, sickness and sorrow. A system that never needed an explanation. Someone down the road went through something. Perhaps a death in the family, or horrible illness that confined them to stay in. Even for young moms recovering from the birth of theirContinue reading

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Embracing chaos. Some might say it’s insanity. Others call it their daily routine. I’ve found it to be similar to riding my favorite roller coaster. ALL DAY. It is exhilarating and slightly nauseating. Lately life has been chaotic. I’ve found myself wishing for simple while simultaneously causing complicated. I’m okay with some areas of myContinue reading

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I’m not gonna lie. This dish is inspired by where I want to be right now. I’d very much like to be in Hawaii, Jamaica, Bermuda – any tropical island really. Sitting at an outdoor restaurant ordering this island sticky rice as I sip on a piña colada. Looking out at the horizon, watching the wavesContinue reading

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Simply beautiful. This week we are basking in the glory that is vacation. The nine hour drive was well worth the views and relaxation. I’m just sitting down in our little rental house in the calm while the boys play Lincoln Logs (something every parent should bring on vacation) and the 2 year-old is nappingContinue reading

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Looking for the perfect holiday turkey recipe that will bring the family to their knees begging for just one more slice? Whether you’re as dramatic as I am in the kitchen, we all want one thing this Thanksgiving. To enjoy the day with family instead of stressing over the meal. Am I right?

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At this point, summer might not end. We’ve hit the “endless days of summer” mode, but mostly because of the heat; not the quickly arriving school schedules. The next two weeks are projected to be 109° straight on through. I know, not quite the way I wanted to envision my summer either. Northern California hasContinue reading

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Parenting is this fierce beast that loves to prove I know nothing. I’m constantly thinking “I’ve got this” only to run into a situation that leaves me on my face wondering why God gave me 3 kids. Luckily, grace came in the form of tacos today. Pineapple Lime Jamaican Tacos to be more specific.

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