Confessions of a Chubby Girl | No. 1 An Attempt at Authenticity

I have 1 confession to share with you today but, stay tuned, there are more to come...  Confession No. 1: In the first year of marriage I once polished off an entire box of Girl Scout cookies and had to make a quick, secretive run to the store to buy another so as not to … Continue reading Confessions of a Chubby Girl | No. 1 An Attempt at Authenticity

Friendship Love | Valentines Day, Part 1

A couple of years ago Rubina and I threw our first Valentines Day party for a sweet group of friends and it's become a really special day each year with people we treasure. My, how they have grown in the last 2 years...   Each year all of the little ones bring a special valentine … Continue reading Friendship Love | Valentines Day, Part 1

My Favorite [Valentines Day] Gifts.

With Valentines Day on the horizon, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite gift ideas. I love giving Rubina goodies on Valentines Day. My mom was so good about this fun holiday; cards, heart shaped cookies and sweet gifts. I have a very vivid memory of the 14th of February when I was in the … Continue reading My Favorite [Valentines Day] Gifts.

Learn to be a Ninja…

Rubina often presents some interesting topics during our evening bedtime banter; anything to stall and fill the short space of time between adamantly protesting her sleepiness and her sweet, little snores. She's presented many questions over the years during this time... Last night, after singing each of her favorite songs [twice] she quietly said, "Mommy, … Continue reading Learn to be a Ninja…

Threads of Tradition | Throwback to a Sweet, Little Sweater and Traditions that Bind

(Left, me 1984 | Right, Rubina 2015) These photos thrill me. I love seeing Rubina in the same sweater I wore as a little girl. I delight in any opportunity to share with my precious Ruby. Especially pieces of my childhood. You may think I'm a terrible mother, but I found so much joy in … Continue reading Threads of Tradition | Throwback to a Sweet, Little Sweater and Traditions that Bind

Mermaid, Flower Girl and Pony Lover. 2014 Holiday Recap

I've been fairly inconsistent in keeping the blog current regarding our family. The last few months have been as busy for us as they have been for you... So, here's the holiday recap... Halloween | This was the first year Rubina really voiced her opinion as to what she wanted to be. A mermaid. She … Continue reading Mermaid, Flower Girl and Pony Lover. 2014 Holiday Recap

Block & Flow

Feast...Famine. All...Nothing. My previous post was about my excitement of beginning another year and all of the blank space splayed out before me. The truth is that since writing those words I've really struggled in the first days of 2015; to find motivation, to complete my to-do lists, to follow through and to really live well. … Continue reading Block & Flow

Africa Hope Community | Guest Post by Cait Murphy

Africa Hope Community was founded by Francine Kanyinda, an immigrant from the Congo. The heart and mission of AHC is to help African refugees and immigrants transition and assimilate to life in Colorado as well as meet tangible needs where resettlement agencies fail because of over saturation. AHC promotes assimilation and independence by working with … Continue reading Africa Hope Community | Guest Post by Cait Murphy

7.5 million and then some…

Women's Event. Sounds like a good time, right? Eh, not really even to most women, if we're being honest. A women's event at church? Even worse. Again, if honesty is the theme here. The thought of spending copious amounts of time with other women can be daunting simply because of the universal knowledge that we all … Continue reading 7.5 million and then some…