Being a mom · Charlotte · Parenting

To my daughter.

Child, It's been one of those kinda afternoons. The kind when you seem to cry over everything, while at the same time being angry at everything, and I just don't get  you and I think to myself "Are you hangry? Are you tired? Is this just you and your four-ness and a reaction to your brother's almost… Continue reading To my daughter.

Charlotte · Parenting · Toddler Years

Close to Jesus

Charlie has had a blue vein on the bridge of her nose since birth. Some days it is more prominent than others, and we often get questions or comments about her 'bruise'. It may fade as she gets older, it may not. I rarely notice it anymore, but as she's gotten older she's begun to… Continue reading Close to Jesus

2 years old · Charlotte · everyday life

Thoughts on waking up from a naps

I'm just sitting here watching Charlotte's post-nap behavior. It includes, but is not limited to: Angry crying and thrashing around in her bed. Kicking the rails a few times for emphasis. Asking for mom to pick her up, then pushing away in disgust and contempt. Screaming bloody murder when mom puts your feisty butt on the ground.… Continue reading Thoughts on waking up from a naps

Baby development · Being a mom · Charlotte · Family · Parenting

“She just woke up from her nap” and other excuses I make for my daughter’s social anxiety

Y'all, I've been dealing with some anxiety. It entered my life about 2.5 years ago. It walks around in the form of a pint sized human. Its name is Charlotte. If you know Charlie, then you know she can run pretty hot & cold. She doesn't hide her emotions, and there are oh so many… Continue reading “She just woke up from her nap” and other excuses I make for my daughter’s social anxiety

Baby Baker · Charlotte · Do It Yourself · Inspiration

Please, no autographs.

Chris' video of his and Charlotte's nightly after-bath routine has gone viral. I'm not completely surprised - Chris and I watched it about 5 times before we even posted it; we could not stop laughing. I guess I always just assumed we think she's hilarious because she is ours and we made her; I don't really… Continue reading Please, no autographs.

Charlotte · everyday life

An update on Charlie Grace

Before Charlotte was born I purchased an adorable baby book. She is now 2 years, 3 months and there are exactly 2 lines of the entire book filled out. That really hurts my heart. I loved looking at my baby book growing up. It's so special to me that my mom would take the time to… Continue reading An update on Charlie Grace

birthday party · Charlotte · Family · Parenting

Charlie Grace turns 2!

To say that I'm a little late with this post is an understatement. I've been dying to put my thoughts to paper for a long while but have been so busy with my new business adventure. From my journal 2.5 months ago: "Today is Charlotte's 2nd birthday. I've been pretty weepy all week with anticipation. Somehow… Continue reading Charlie Grace turns 2!