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My Spouse Quit Their Job (and I am a Stay-at-Home Parent)

We made the decision together, and after a tremendous amount of soul searching and yes, even praying about it. There was no bright shining light beaming down, no pottery falling off the shelf when we asked for a sign, no…anything, really. No swelling music, no symbols, no premonitions or dreams. Not even really a “for sure” feeling. I was on her side, ready to take on whatever the occasion called for. If she felt comfortable staying with a secure job, sure. If she made a change and the new job… Read more My Spouse Quit Their Job (and I am a Stay-at-Home Parent)

The Hightower Kids Do Maui

If you watched our last video, you know we had a long day getting our children to Maui. Still, this boy’s smile the first time he stuck his toes in the warm surf was worth ten more flights. (Okay, maybe just the five plane rides there and back were enough this time. But every second worth it.) We arrived to our hotel just as the sun was setting, and did a quick tour of our lodging. Gramma and Grampa Hightower were posing as our guides this time, as they have… Read more The Hightower Kids Do Maui

Date Night Makeup – Interrupted (…by kids and no real date planned, anyway!) | BOBBI BROWN Vitamin Enriched Face Base Review

I decided to do a date night makeup look at around 7 in the morning… Why? Because why not? …So when the children woke up at eight o’clock, after I had most of my face done and two curls in my hair, we had breakfast and played with a new sensory basket while I felt extra fancy and enjoyed a hot coffee. Thought I’d share because there’s something about watching makeup tutorials that is fascinating. I had fun editing the footage – even though it’s not a completed look and… Read more Date Night Makeup – Interrupted (…by kids and no real date planned, anyway!) | BOBBI BROWN Vitamin Enriched Face Base Review

Pee Slides Down The Potty

*This blog freely mentions bodily functions, including pee and poop as the title insinuates. —– Just like that, we have a potty trained two year old. I am still shaking my head in disbelief (but mostly because it took me so long to update this blog; I wasn’t too surprised my kid picked up the whole potty-in-the-toilet thing). Since the last update I started boning up on the book “Oh Crap! Potty Training” by Jamie Glowacki and a few light bulbs went off in my head. I think he really is ready to do this.… Read more Pee Slides Down The Potty