Live Affirming Care

With a theme like caretaking, talking about my experience having Michael is an absolute “must do” this month. Michael was due on September 5, 2018. I went on maternity leave starting on August 29 with the goal of getting ready, resting, and just generally preparing for his arrival. That week was a delight. From September… Continue reading Live Affirming Care



We recently took a trip to visit my parents and celebrate my youngest brother's 17th (!) birthday. Trips up north have become more and more challenging as our family has grown, both in size and "abtitude" (as Elizabeth would say). I don't know if it was a full moon or what, but we were not… Continue reading Caring


Instant Gratification

I've been lucky enough to have had the chance to hone my teaching skills for most of my life. My family observed Family Home Evening for much of my life and we all had rotating assignments for this weekly(ish) family time. The most coveted sports for us kids were treats & game, but as an… Continue reading Instant Gratification


New Family Member

One way I am preparing for this month is to write my blog posts for the month before my baby is born. On the day you are reading this, I am due to have a baby. On the day I am writing this post, this is what I look like: Will Michael be “on the… Continue reading New Family Member

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Vacation Time

Shortly after this post comes up, Nateanite and I will be flying with our girls to Salt Lake City to visit my extended family. I have been looking forward to this trip for months! We haven't been to Utah in about seven years and I haven't seen my grandparents for two years. It is time for… Continue reading Vacation Time