The Total Life Overhaul: An Introduction

A few months ago, Dave came home to quite a mess of a wife. Actually, he had been coming home to a mess of a wife for a while; but on this particular night, I had snapped. When Dave walked through the door, he beheld a disheveled woman who hadn’t showered (much less brushed her teeth) […]

When Did We Stop Dreaming?

I married a dreamer. And in the beginning of our relationship, it bothered me. A lot. He was (and still is) full of ideas, hopes, and goals. Big ones. Ones that, in my eyes, were impossible and, quite frankly, childish. It bothered me because he had something that I had long lost. He had a […]

How to Grow Strong Nails

In high school, I valued my long fingers solely for their ability to set a volleyball well. I kept my fingernails short short short as to not interfere with my game and never gave them much thought until prom rolled around. But I always wanted my nails to be strong so they wouldn’t crack under […]

Taking Back Sunday

Things I will miss about nursing school: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Nada. But I do have some good news on this topic and I’ve been dying to share it with you. After lots of thought and prayer, we’ve decided that Dave will start working part-time instead of full-time for the remainder of nursing […]

Move Over, Yoga Pants {a White Plum Giveaway}

For those of you who love a good spoiler, there is a terrific White Plum giveaway below, and you magnificent readers can get 20% off your order with White Plum until 10/24 using the code TOTHEHEIGHTS. Don’t miss out, friends! Shortly after our boys were born, Nell and I exchanged emails serious-joking about how our current fashion consisted of […]

Eye Makeup Tutorial

One of the highlights of The Hundred Event was getting to meet so many e-friends in the flesh. I was so pumped to meet Britt from The Fisk Files because I religiously stalk follow her blog. She is just as genuinely sweet and motherly in real life as she is on the WWW. This may […]

7 Ways Teaching Has Prepared Me for Parenthood

The past several months have been completely and totally life-altering, to say the least. I haven’t written much about the school year starting or my thoughts about not being there anymore, because honestly, it’s a bit too difficult. That area of my heart is still raw and perhaps one day soon I’ll be able to […]