• Love Her Mother {Gypsy Magpie}

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Tonight I watched my husband’s dad sing “Feliz Navidad” into a candy cane. With a Santa hat and a big mustached smile, he danced around our living room with my little girls. As I giggled in the kitchen, I listened to my daughters squeal in delight as their beloved Grandpa dipped and twirled them across the floor. Some men […]

  • Fall Photos

    A couple of weeks ago, we did the impossible!We got family photos taken!The last family picture of us {that I will openly display} was when our 3rd little piggy was about 18 months old…she is now 4. To top that off, the last time said piggy had a real picture taken was when she was about […]

  • Creating new traditions {Gypsy Magpie}

    August One- The Tradition

    OK, so here is another random confession… We really don’t have any of our OWN traditions. Yep, we’ve been married for 10 years and we don’t do anything unique to our own little family unit. I’m not sure why, other than the fact that between the two of us, we have a very large, loving, incredible, […]

  • Richard and Linda Eyre's The Entitlement Trap

    Joy and Consistency

    This last little while, I have been working on learning how to be a better parent and discovering how to raise happy children. This feels weird to admit but, things came easy for me when my little ones were babies. It was innate in me, natural. I relished it. Infancy is like a drug to this […]

  • Don't just Survive, Thrive {Gypsy Magpie}

    Survival Mode

    I wish I could say that my absence from blogging was because I was on an incredible trip or doing something fabulous, BUT that would be far from reality. What have I been doing? Well, to sum it up in one word… surviving. You’d think that after 7+ years of this job, that the traveling […]

  • Honeybee {Gypsy Magpie}

    Honeybee

    via The Graphics Fairy I found out this week that I am getting a niece. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Apparently, after all the boys my parents produced, there is no testosterone left! This will be the 4th granddaughter. Who would have ever imagined, well, other than my Nana. She wishes girls on everyone so […]

  • Just because you loved them {Gypsy Magpie}

    Motherhood… Just Because YOU Loved Them

    Legend has it that my Great-Grandma Anderson made THE best banana bread. My dad tells my mother every time she makes some. To be quite honest, one of the reasons I learned to cook as a teenager, was so that I could make my daddy as happy as his grandma made him. I wanted desperately […]