four things this Friday

Hello! Random thoughts spewing forth. You've been warned. One. I wanted to share my favorite books from 2017. I read quite a few and LOVED a handful the most. If you're looking for a good read, check out: Fiction top five: "Small Great Things" - super relevant and moving. I won't say much else except … Continue reading four things this Friday


I have a wild imagination.

So much of motherhood is about your little people's dreams. But what about other peoples' little people? Kids in the Texas foster care system are more times than not left to bounce from home to home until someone adopts them - or they age out of the system. Bexar county, where we live, has rather … Continue reading I have a wild imagination.


Yesterday wasn't one of my finest. We went to the store in the morning, something I try to do as little as possible with three small kids. Because it was a PERFECT time to shop, aka almost empty, James (almost 5) decided that the open aisles meant FREEDOM. Off he ran.¬†Repeatedly. I stayed calm. Until … Continue reading love/fear

Long Game

*note: another hand-written journal entry from a couple of months ago. forgive the back-dating as I catch up* I was in the shower the other night when a thought struck me - as a society, as women, as moms, I think everyone is playing the short game. We, the people, focus in on the here … Continue reading Long Game

Dear Me

Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to¬†5/9/16   Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me

Just One

Ok, so I'm no expert - I hope if ANYTHING I have established that fact. And if anything, I've probably left you wondering if I am emotionally capable of handling most things (based on my HIGH and LOW posts I seem to share!)... but seriously? Why did I think having one kid was so hard? … Continue reading Just One