31 Days of Real Life

31 Days of Real Life [10/21/16]

The darkness can be overwhelming. And it’s hard to motivate yourself to keep moving. But it’s so true. There is light and you can have hope. That’s exactly why I started my podcast, Stories of Unfolding Grace: to remind us all that there are good things during difficult times. Since we are all wading through challenging seasons…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/20/16]

Caleb got a behavior chart this week. He’s loving earning stars and has had a significantly better attitude since we started. Whining is the behavior that drives me most crazy, so anything to cut down on that makes me happy. When he earned this dinosaur tattoo, he instantly said, “Mom! Take a picture of me…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/19/16]

Caleb has been loving taking photos lately. It’s fun to see him being creative and figuring out how the camera works. Boy after my own heart 🙂 And Libby loves having her photo taken! Most of his photos are either selfies or ceiling fans, but here are some of my favorites: Follow the series: Subscribe…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/18/16]

I woke up feeling anxious today. I haven’t been good at taking Zoloft regularly and paid the price today. From the moment my eyes opened, my thoughts were racing and I felt on the verge of tears for no reason. Luckily, Caleb was at my in law’s house and Libby just got a pillow in…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/17/16]

I think it is hilarious and delightful that she opens her mouth this wide every time she takes a bit of anything. A friend came over for an after bedtime dinner last night and brought desserts and this wine. It was wonderful. And even better to have time to share our hearts and connect one…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/16/16]

Because sometimes a Sunday is the perfect time for ice cream for dinner. Follow the series: Subscribe to get weekly summaries directly to your inbox.

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31 Days of Real Life [10/15/16]

This boy was my first little buddy. He came into the world during an incredibly difficult season. My dad was dying while I was in labor and eight hours after he entered my life, my dad left it. I didn’t grieve well. I thought I had it all under control, but really I was avoiding…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/14/16]

This could be the least compelling photo of this entire month, but it brings me such joy. A friend came and reorganized two of my closets, so now I can see everything in my linen closet. It’s the little things. Follow the series: Subscribe to get weekly summaries directly to your inbox.

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31 Days of Real Life [10/13/16]

I realized that I still have the key to our house from Maryland on my keychain. It could’ve been a subconscious attempt to hold on to that life, but, honestly, I just hadn’t bothered and kept forgetting. It’s those little things that make grief hard. I look at that key and I remember figuring out…

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31 Days of Real Life [10/12/16]

I have a responsibility complex. I have an internal pressure to be incredibly responsible at all times. Maybe it’s a first born thing or a personality thing. Either way, I’ve been learning that it’s not always healthy to make decisions based on the most responsible choice. Typically, I post a new podcast episode every Thursday,…

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