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A JORD Wood Watch For The Man Who Taught Me To Value Time

I was ten minutes late for my first date with my now-husband.

It’s something I’ll never forget, because he’ll never let me live it down, but also because he called me and said, “Are you seriously standing me up?”
(Spoiler alert: I wasn’t).
Thing was, ten minutes late was practically on time to me. Up until I met Derek, I had absolutely no respect for time — mine or other people’s.… Read the rest
Mom Life,Real Talk

When The Days Feel Longer Than The Years


Mommin’ 101 teaches us that “the days are long but the years are short”. 

Throughout the younger years of your children’s lives, especially, you will hear this countless times from older and wiser women in the grocery checkout line. From grandmothers at the park with their grandkids. From moms of teenagers. From pretty much everyone who knows, because they’ve lived it. 

You’ll feel the weight of those words in your own heart as your baby’s first birthday approaches, or the first time they deny a kiss from you.… Read the rest

Lifestyle,Relationships

Hush, Little Woman

Hush, Little Woman

While Donald Trump was being announced as the next president of the United States, I was holding a nebulizer to my son’s face in the ER— singing the words of “Songbird” softly to him as he cried and begged and pleaded in fear of this foreign device on him.

And though it was my delicate little three year old who couldn’t breathe in that moment, it felt like I was the one who was suffocating.… Read the rest

DIY,Holiday Guide

Halloween Recap: Hercules Family

Halloween Recap

Happy Candy Coma Day!

But seriously, did you guys get Reese’s Pumpkin wasted last night once the kids went to bed? Ain’t no shame in the steal-your-kids-candy-game. You deserve it after all of the work you put in getting costumes together and going door to door!

Whether you’re wearing your stretchy pants today or not, I hope you had a good Halloween.… Read the rest

Lifestyle,Travel

A Costa Rican Anniversary

A Costa Rican Anniversary

Hola, Pura Vida!

I’m back from our nine day stay in Costa Rica, but it feels like a giant piece of me is still there. I remember feeling similarly last time we went. There was almost this state of mourning we went through for a few days upon returning, and I find myself going through those same emotions now.… Read the rest

Marriage,Relationships

Excuse Me While I Unplug

Excuse Me While I Unplug

Guys, I’m not going to lie— I’ve totally checked out. Derek and I leave for Costa Rica tonight to celebrate our anniversary and it’s pretty much all I can think about. I started packing ten days ago, I’ve got checklists for my checklists, and when I close my eyes all I see is monkeys and sloths and cocktails.… Read the rest