How I know God answers prayers

When my husband and I found out we were expecting in the winter of 2011, I was calm-and-cool excited. Honey was over-the-moon excited. He had children from his first marriage and knew what to expect, somewhat. I did not. I wasn’t sure who or what was growing inside me as my abdomen swelled. During a…

Black Bean and Corn Chili

FALL.IS.HERE!!! It’s an understatement that I absolutely lovvvveeeeee fall! I don’t think I’ve met anyone yet that is as passionate about this season than I am. Not only is my birthday in the fall, but I also got married to the love of my life, in the fall. Now if I could convince him to…

Stuffed Pineapple

A few weeks ago I was feeling rather tropical. Maybe it was the warm weather, or the excitement of summer coming to an end soon. (I’m a fall girl, as you’ll soon learn.) So I decided to treat the family and make stuffed pineapple. Sweet P doesn’t love the act of digging into an actual…

What we’re cooking!

I love to cook! And so does Sweet P. What’s odd is that upon sight, most people don’t think I can. Including my family. It’s a form of art, and I love all things creative! So I’ll start sharing super simple dishes that we like to dig into. There won’t be any hard to find…

Because of her

On Instagram, I recently posted pictures of Sweet P dressed for her first dance recital! She was so excited to be able to wear her tap and ballet shoes, dress in a fancy schmancy get up,  and…drum roll please…PUT ON MAKEUP! I think that was the best part for her – being able to do…

Me time – part 1

One evening while rummaging through the kitchen cabinets and sliding things around in the refrigerator, I realized that I had nothing to cook for dinner. Upstairs, I could hear Sweet P diving off the couch onto the floor, attempting one of her gymnastics moves. Her thunderous bumps all but cracked the ceiling (at least that’s…

My new daisy

For my birthday last year, a friend gifted me the coolest bangle bracelet from Alex and Ani. I instantly adored it. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with their jewelry and find myself perusing their site at least two or three times a week. Within the last 3 weeks, I’ve purchased four items (two for…

Mother’s Day

I never thought I’d be a mother. I didn’t even have a true interest in getting married. In years past, I’d dated and had a couple longterm relationships. We discussed marriage, but not seriously. Maybe because I always saw marriage and motherhood as burdens. And then, the guys weren’t what I thought a life-partner (and…

She’s Got My Back

Once a week Sweet P takes swimming lessons at a facility in a shopping center. There is also a children’s gym, a veterinary hospital, a boxing rink, and a children’s prep academy across the lot. But her favorite place in the strip of storefronts is a pizzeria. And rightfully so. They have the absolute best…

Just a little bit curious

Like all moms (well, people in general), I’m not perfect. Not even close on my best day. I try to extend patience , but at times fall short. I try to understand mishaps, but sometimes get frustrated. I try not to completely lose it in front of my impressionable and sensitive four year old, and…