Four-year-old big 

  McKinley turns 4 today.  “1. 2. 3. 4,” she excitedly pronounces to the world. My bustling -happy- hyper- curious- passionate -confident- and quite often stubborn -mini me.  You can tell she’s older.  “Come on Cora, you can do it—No Cora that’s our neighbor’s yard.”  Just by the way she tries to redirect her little…

Monday Milestone

McKinley plays guitar: Everyday for the past two weeks McKinley has been going over to the guitar and strumming it. And in those moments, I’d think to myself, I have to start playing again— dad would want me to—I’ll feel him with me. But I haven’t picked up the guitar. When I drive, I sing. Ohh,…

“We’re going to have a party!”

McKinley talking about our upcoming road trip to Kansas. We are currently attempting to pack and our departure is later this evening. For everyone who is traveling for the holidays this year- have a safe and wonderful trip!!

A Coloring Book Adventure

My efforts to distract yet another tantrum led to the making of a coloring book. Backstory My toddler begs to watch Peppa Pig. So much that one time I made the mistake of making it a reward for taking a nap. And now, sleep = Peppa. Television was actually something I did not tolerate for…