Rachel

Creating Christmas Cheer

Holler to the holidays! I go over the top for Christmas. Lots of us do. But creating a home for the holidays without blinding my guests with twinkle lights and vintage metal signs is...

You Are What You Eat

I watched my six-year-old climb onto the stage without hesitation. We were getting ready to watch a pumpkin pie-eating contest at the Centerville Fall Festival when the emcee asked if there...

Keeping the Killer Clowns at Bay

“Mom, have you seen the movie It?” My first grader asked innocently on the way home from school. “Yes sweet pea, why did you ask me that?” “Gio has seen it. He told me about it...

And Puppy Makes 28

“I mean are you building Noah’s arc over there?” It’s been three days since one of my beloved fellow mama bears posted that on my facebook wall and I STILL can’t stop laughing...

Let’s Start A Wave

She literally jumped. Like I’d done something so unexpected, so surprising, and so completely foreign. Who knew a simple, ‘hey, good morning!’ could scare the bejesus out...

Just Wear the Goshdarn Bikini

We just returned from a seven-day trip to Florida. And by “we” I mean myself, my six and four year old, and my youngest who is almost two. My husband was there for the first few days...