I am a writer who mothers and a mother who writes. I live in Arizona with my husband and three kids (2008, 2010, 2013).
This blog is a meditation on parenting as I see it – part wonder, part humor, part celebration. I don’t capture every milestone or chronicle every part of our busy lives, but what I do highlight are the moments that ask to be written about.
I am Managing Editor at The Happiest Home (a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog), past Managing Editor at (and current contributor to) Scottsdale Moms Blog, and my writing has appeared in Raising Arizona Kids magazine and on Babble.com. More on my freelance writing can be found on this page.
I’ve been a writer as long as I can remember. I’ve been a mother since 2008. I finally got the bright idea to put the two together in 2011. More on why I started blogging can be found here. A little on how I chose the name for my blog can be found here.
I think the experience of parenting is profound, and at the same time I wish we’d all lighten up about it a little. I believe there are big lessons in small moments. I wish more moms felt like good moms more of the time.
I only wear my hair down in photographs – the rest of the time it’s in a ponytail. I am really good at making up new lyrics to familiar songs on the fly. My children don’t eat enough vegetables. I have freakishly small ears. I live in the desert. I am a wee bit addicted to Instagram. Anything else you want to know?
top photo by Stacey Woodward / Dream Photography Studio