This Is 35

Alright friends. It’s official. I’ve been 35 for a whole entire day and my world has completely changed!

Ok, not really. Haha. But I am a year older and perhaps a bit wiser (???), and more than anything I’m grateful to God for another year!

This birthday is hitting me as a bit of a milestone, so I thought I’d share 10 life lessons I’ve learned along the way. 

I know there’s still so much wisdom I’m lacking and so much knowledge to gain, but for me, this is 35.

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What Motherhood Means To…Nicole

What does motherhood mean to me?

Motherhood is one of the greatest gifts. I know this may seem like a Hallmark answer, but this is the very first word that comes to my mind. Becoming a parent is one of life’s richest blessings.

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What Motherhood Means To…Taylor

Motherhood by definition is the act of raising a child. When Patty asked me to do a post for this series I thought I would write something well put together and eloquent. Something that captured motherhood in all its perfection and glamour. Then I remembered, motherhood is not well put together. Motherhood is not eloquent.

Motherhood is certainly not perfect.

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Education is For Everyone: Global Support with CARE

How will she handle her first day?

How will I handle her first day?

Does she have everything she needs?

6 hours is a long time. Is she going to be ok?

Will she nap?

Will she eat all her lunch?

Will she cry?

Will she miss me?

These are a few of the thoughts that ran through my head as my daughter entered Pre-K this year.

As she furthers her education my husband and I will be faced with even more questions regarding the path we believe is best for her. We will weigh our options between a public and private education, zoning and districts, teachers and testing, and so much more.

We know that our educational system is far from perfect, but one thing I’ve never had to wrestle with is wondering IF she will have the opportunity to learn. Sadly, this is not the case for everyone, and this is where CARE comes in.

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Love For Lily: Her 2nd Birthday Celebration!

It’s been three weeks. Three weeks since my darling Lily turned 2!

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