Anger · Children · My Blog · Parenting

Doing it better than before

This month an interesting parenting situation presented itself. Honestly as a parent we find ourselves in a plethora of situations we would not have anticipated. Taylor keeps us on our toes, constantly challenging us to learn and grow right along with her. This time however, it was someone else who made us consider all sorts… Continue reading Doing it better than before

Camping · Children · Girl Scouts · My Blog

She be campin’

So Taylor is gone this week at Girl Scout 'Ninja Girl' camp. It is her first week-long overnight camp. The day before she left we were looking over her packing list and the camp map. While holding the map she turns and looks at me very straight-faced and says very matter of fact like "You… Continue reading She be campin’

Children · Family · My Blog · Photography · Travel

New England

This August Taylor and I went to New England to visit my folks. It was her first time on an airplane since she was one and a half. Due to how young she was, she really doesn't remember it. Ever since Tay learned that we would be going to visit Papa and Grandma she has… Continue reading New England

Children · Makeup · Travel

Badger Youth Camp 2018

In July Taylor attended her first overnight camp without a family member being a chaperone. She was surrounded by children, away from home and was determined to cause trouble. This is something I always wanted to do when I was a kid. I dreamed of meeting my twin just like in the original Parent Trap… Continue reading Badger Youth Camp 2018

Children · Taylor's Voice

Clouds

You feel as light as air, as free as the waves. A bird flies past, its feathers barely touching your arm. A plane flies above your head, people are watching from down below. As the wind blows you to the city, you feel heavy, though the view is spectacular. You begin to cry, not of… Continue reading Clouds

Children · Complaints · Parenting

Power Struggle

Sometimes I wonder how I will survive this whole parenting 'thing'. Saying it is challenging or difficult is an understatement. While it has more than its fair share of positives, it can be a struggle. Right now my, I mean our, daughter is nine and a half years old. She is smart, kind and creative.… Continue reading Power Struggle

Children · Learning · My Blog · Parenting

Limitless

I want to teach my daughter that she can do anything. Anything that she puts in time and effort to achieve. Nothing is only for boys or only for girls. If there is something she wants to do or learn it can be done. Everything just takes research, practice and dedication. In the last few months I… Continue reading Limitless

Children · Complaints · Self

Fashion Police

While raising Taylor I wanted to try my hardest to raise her in a home where style isn't mandatory. I wanted her to have confidence in herself and her choices. Since she could walk I began having her choose her own outfits. As long as it fit and was weather appropriate; it is considered fair… Continue reading Fashion Police

Children · My Blog · Photography

Through Her Eyes

Over the last six months Taylor has been taking pictures with her Fuji film Instax Mini 9. In essence it is a modern mini Polaroid camera. She received it as a gift for Christmas last year. Recently while picking up around the house I gathered and assembled all the photographs I stumbled upon. I enjoyed… Continue reading Through Her Eyes