In general, I try to be pretty even keel. I don't like to rock the boat. I don't like to be contreversial. Until yesterday. I was interviewed by JOCELYN NOVECK from the Associated Press. She was writing a response to the Time Article "Are you Mom Enough?" I'd like your honest feedback on this article. Are We Ready for a Cease-Fire in the Mommy Wars?  The issue isn't about breast feeding, Read more

About three years ago we cut our sons long baby curls. I did not know, at that time, what a milestone it was. When we cut those lovely curls, I did not cry. But three years later, knowing what that moment means in hindsight, I cry. It's a different day. A different time. My little boy at 15 months is now four. He now walks and talks. The song that reminds sums Read more

I LOVE attending blog conferences. The main reason is to learn new things. I love leaving inspired to be a better wife, mother and friend. I love learning about SEO, facebook apps and photography. This will be my THIRD year attending EVO.  What is EVO? It's a conference for the Evolution of Women In Social Media. It's put on by the most brilliant women: Jyl Pattee, Rachel Herscher and Read more

I adore beautifully designed clothes and have FALLEN IN LOVE with the Lolë Women's Clothing line. Their clothes are made from the yummiest fabrics and there is so much love and detail in each piece. It's a state of well-being and really resonates with me. It's stylish and has a very modern French feel. I love EVERY SINGLE item on their website. My favorite line is their lifestyle and Read more

Painting outside with tulip leaves, dandelions and grass. My brother, Mark, is at Parsons studying graphic design. This afternoon while talking on the phone my son outside to staple some paper together so he can make a book (he is not allowed to use the stapler because my friend Berit stapled through her finger at my house when we were in kindergarden). Mark asked our son what Read more

Knock knock. Knock. Pound pound. I never answer the door if I don't know who it is. Peek. Hard hat bobbing. Open door. "Ma'am, we've hit a valve in the main water line and need to turn your water off for 6-8 hours." Me, "Oh-kaay." As my mind rushes. What does that mean? How much water can we reserve and quick? "Thank you." Close door. Jump into action. Three things we need water for: 1. Drinking & making Read more

Sound familiar? It's 4 A.M. My child wakes with a fever. What do I do? As the sleep fog clears, I run the mental check: thermometer, Vicks rub, humidifer? Where did I put them?! Thankfully, this time I was prepared. Thermometer, check. Vicks rub, check. Humidifier, check.   In my confused state, I was thankful to be prepared and armed for the long night ahead.   What's the difference between a cold and the flu? Local Utah bloggers Read more

Have you heard of Project Life by Becky Higgins? I love it! I heard about it earlier this year when reading another blog.  Instantly, I fell in love with it. For me, it's a simple way to integrate scrapbooking with photographs in a way that I have time for. It comes with pre-cut cards that fit in the sheet protectors. Then you can add your own elements: On facebook, Read more

Our family likes to connect with our Scandianvian Roots by skiing in the winter. We love to Alpine ski and were able to head over to Snow Basin this season. All I wanted for my 33rd birthday was to ski as a family. But the day of my birthday there were 70 mile an hour winds. Thanks to a very patient father, our son was able to ski Read more