No Sitter? No Problem.


Once upon a time, kind of long ago, we used to eat every dinner on the couch. This was before children, before evening events, and before there was a “bedtime routine” to follow. We talked to each other during dinner or just stuffed our faces while we watched our favorite shows. We even invested in… [Read More]

Good Parents Leave Their Kids Behind


Good parents leave their children behind. BAM! How does that sit with you? Whether it be for a night, a long weekend, or for an entire week, good parents leave their children behind. They do it regularly. They do it with confidence. Good parents leave their children behind knowing that everything will be okay while… [Read More]

What makes a marriage work?

Haven’t you ever wondered the answer to that question? I remember when I was engaged I would often ponder little tricks and tips that would hopefully make my soon-to-be nuptials last a lifetime. I knew it was right for me; I knew I would put in the work, but I still wanted to find some… [Read More]

To my husband, on Father’s Day

Thank you. For being you. For being wonderful. For giving of yourself. For doing all the things that I don’t really want to do. Our children are exceptionally lucky to have you as their father.  You are an amazing, caring, loving, and compassionate man.  I am so fortunate to be able to call you my… [Read More]

Why I love my husband


I was fiddling around on the Internet (shocker!) looking for some inspiration for a new post, when low and behold, I found a link-up for today. The Happy Wives Club asked everyone to talk about why they love their husbands. How fun is that? As a bonus, Danny’s Song by Loggins and Messina was currently… [Read More]

I’m not perfect.

I’m sure this will come as a huge surprise to you.  I have faults. We all have them.  As much as we’d like to believe that we’re perfect, there is not a lone one of us that is. Last night I had a head-on collision with one of mine.  It pretty much erupted into a… [Read More]

7 Years and No Itch for Me

Lane Wedding

Seven years ago, I married my best friend.  We stood before God and our family and friends in a beautiful church here in Raleigh and then partied the night away.  It was sheer perfection. Our celebration started yesterday as we dropped the kids off at my mom’s.  She and my sister graciously offered to take… [Read More]

33 Weeks and Happy Anniversary to me!

Well, Little Baby Lane is fast approaching his BIRTHday! I can’t believe I have 7 weeks to go, give or take. He wiggles around SO much. Last night, I kept feeling a leg and a butt trying to maneuver itself around. It’s very ALIENESQUE when your stomach is moving all over the place involuntarily. Today… [Read More]