Help me- I’m a mother!

•March 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I feel like moms like me need lots of help. I have searched for blogs for moms that help you figure out solutions to little problems or at least some ideas. I know no method is going to fix everything but I think that there are some solutions that would help me be more efficient and I love being efficient. I also think this makes me a better mom because if I am effective than I can do other things with my child, home, and life that are more meaningful and necessary. So through talking to other moms and asking for advice on facebook, I will post something helpful- not mind shattering or deep- that might help you think through the options if you are a mom!

I am going to call these new posts Mama problems



getting carried away…

•March 8, 2012 • 1 Comment

A whale of a party!

•March 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I love planning parties and making decor so I had lots of fun throwing Barrett’s first birthday.  I figure in a few years I will be throwing “power ranger” parties or whatever Barrett likes in a few years, so I picked something fun for me this time– whales!  It was difficult to find ready made party supplies in whales so I made most of it myself.

Barrett’s birthday attire: A homemade whale onsie with a whale tale on the bottom

matching Party hat that he didn’t like wearing but loved playing with

The mantel decorated with whale and other fun stuff.  The whale banner on the bottom had photos of Barrett from birth to 12 months for each month of his life!

The welcome on the front door

Some food photos

Barrett’s whale cake

Cupcakes with toppers (and help from my friend Steph!)

More personal photos from the event… but here are some of the details from the day!

snow bunny:11 month photos

•March 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

My boy doesn’t like anything on his head ;)

slacking on posts & 10 month photos

•March 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment


So my son is now almost 13 months and the last photo shoot I posted was 9 months, so clearly I need to get back on my blogging horse…  Here are some photos from the 10 month shoot and I will be updating you over the course of the next few weeks on all the other shoots and happenings around here.


This was supposed to be a really cute santa/christmas themed one but he is getting quick and hard to catch! poof! He’s gone:


Book review: The Lonely Polygamist

•January 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I read this for my neighborhood book club and it took me forever to get into.  The beginning is slow and then at then at the end so much happens.  It was a good insight into the lives of Mormons and plural marriage– a worldview that I had never really thought much about.  The ladies in book club said that the reality shows Sister Wives and Big Love were insightful as well, so if you don’t have time to read this somewhat long book, then skip it and watch a few episcodes of Sister Wives!

Happy Reading!


note to self

•January 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Dear Kate,

Life isn’t going to get simpler so embrace the complexity and allow yourself to be the simple part of life.  Create simplicity for your home and your family and let the complex world wage war against others.