Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Every night when I say goodnight to my babes I ask them what their favorite part of their day was. I love hearing what stood out for them about the day especially on the days that feel really hard. ⁣⁣Yesterday was a hard day. Lucas had hit his wall of virtual learning for the week [...]

Life With Lucas: First Day Of Kindergarten

Life With Lucas: First Day Of Kindergarten

Almost a year and a half ago I sat across from a children’s developmental psychologist as she told me the results of Lucas Autism evaluation. As she told me that Lucas was developmentally on the level of a 2 year old I wasn’t surprised. I watched everyday as his 2 year old sister advanced beyond [...]

Life With Lucas: Learning to Love Water

Life With Lucas: Learning to Love Water

“I will not let the water touch your face. I will not let the water touch your ears. I will not let the water touch your hair.”⁣⁣These are the words I have had to whisper to Lucas over and over every summer to try and get him to relax enough to go into water, to [...]

Above All Else Be Kind

Above All Else Be Kind

𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 - unknown ⁣⁣Being a parent is hard. It’s beautiful, but it’s hard. Being a parent when the whole world is changing, whether we like it or not, is hard. We are being forced to make [...]

The Best Hidden Fairy Garden in Georgia

The Best Hidden Fairy Garden in Georgia

“𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐭.”-Christopher Moore⁣⁣The number one reason I love taking little adventures with my kids is because they find magic wherever they go. We went to the cutest little “fairy garden” hidden away in the Georgia mountains yesterday and watching their excitement over every single detail made the long drive [...]

11 Atlanta Area Splash Pads and Aquatic Centers

11 Atlanta Area Splash Pads and Aquatic Centers

With only a few more weeks until school is back in session, however that may look for you, everyone is trying to soak up all the summer they can. The last few weeks local splash pads and aquatic centers have started opening back up and I wanted to share a few places that would be [...]

Glamping Unplugged: Disconnecting From Technology to Reconnect as a Family

Glamping Unplugged: Disconnecting From Technology to Reconnect as a Family

As we quickly approached almost six months since our last adventure out of town as a family I felt the travel bug creeping up on me. While we were ready to go on an adventure we weren’t too sure if we were ready for busy beach towns and crowded hotels quite yet. While I was [...]

10 Family Friendly Places to Social Distance around Atlanta

10 Family Friendly Places to Social Distance around Atlanta

In the last two months all of our lives have been impacted by Covid-19 in one way or the other. For the first time in many of our lives we have been asked to slow down, stop going out, and to stay at home. As shelter in place orders and quarantine orders begin to lift [...]

Glamping: Our First Time in a Yurt and 10 Things to Know Before You Go

Glamping: Our First Time in a Yurt and 10 Things to Know Before You Go

Before we had any babies in our life my husband, then boyfriend, and I loved going to one of our local state parks. When we were planning on getting married we even thought about getting married there and spending a couple of nights in one of their yurts. Life happened and our plans changed but [...]

When Family Dinners Don’t Look Like You Thought They Would

What does dinner time look like at your house? Before I became a mom I had these grand plans of how every night we were all going to sit down together, talk about our days, and enjoy each other's company. There was going to be no complaining about the food I cooked, no outside distractions, [...]