One of the hardest questions women seems to ask, over and over again, is "how do I have it all?"... ugh. I've had one too many breakdowns this past year over this question. I've had one too many expectations of what is possible that have CAUSED these breakdowns this past year. My whole life I wanted … Continue reading NOT “just” a mom.
As soon as I closed the door to the dentist's office behind me, I immediately felt tears creeping to the surface. Take a deep breath, Jen. *breathe* Leaving the dentist's office with a two-year-old, any toddler mom probably has about 1,323 different reasons she could feel like crying. "His teeth look good; you're doing … Continue reading the shame game.
My brain is a little slow to wake up in the morning. I'm the girl who wakes up, hair all freaking crazy, stumbles down the stairs, and blindly fumbles for the coffee pot. My husband now knows to whisper to me if he decides to wake me up. Only soft whispers, and not too many … Continue reading breakfast.
Parenting: a paradox. Parenting is really tough some days. We are currently in a phase where we cannot seem to do anything right with our two-year-old, even when his instructions are carried out perfectly. There are countless meltdowns because the only food he wants is the food that is now sliding its way down my … Continue reading Married: with children
I have a dream of a little shop where I can go when I'm in need of a good hug, a burst of inspiration, a soul-level pick me up...
So you have heard about the new Danish craze that is hygge (HOO-gah) (and if you haven't heard of it, refer to this post). Perhaps you grasp that it is cozy, but give me an example, you ask...besides fresh mugs of coffee and crackling fireplaces... How does one hygge? Hygge is a subjective term, and … Continue reading How to hygge…
Hygge. Recognizing and allowing the joy of the simplest pleasures to run over you. Without attaching a word, let alone a foreign word to it before, I have snuggled into this way of living my whole life. Simple cups of coffee become moments that stop time. Rainy days are days to pull on my rain boots, run … Continue reading Hygge.