Hurricane Kate's Mom Life

mom: the hardest, lowest paid, and most rewarding job in the world

Books of 2017

Time for the annual Books-I-Read-This-Year post. Recommend (good writing, enjoyed, memorable, etc.): Books I Finished - Hope Unfolding, Becky Thompson, NF Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen, F I Liked My Life, Anna Fabiaschi, F A Study in Scarlet Women, Sherry Thomas,... Continue Reading →


How I Meal Plan

This is a relatively new system for me, but after my husband got frustrated with my disorganized grocery shopping, he suggested I make a meal plan. When my brother-in-law started visiting regularly, I realized I really needed to implement some... Continue Reading →

Thanks for Grace

I went through several toll booths on a trip this week. You know the ones – when you have to launch your precious dimes through the air at the basket that is too far from your car, hoping they make... Continue Reading →

Three Lessons for Building Consistent Habits

*This post is a sister post to my thoughts On Being Interrupted. There is a construction zone near my house, and I have no idea what's being built. At first, all I could see was that there were big pieces... Continue Reading →


The biggest thing I’ve learned so far this year is that I need to do things that bring me joy. A friend calls it “filling things” - activities that give your soul a boost. For me, this has meant rediscovering... Continue Reading →

Making Better To-Do Lists

Do you ever feel like your life is too crazy for a to-do list to help? Like, you have 18 text messages and your meeting got out late and you have to get the baby down for a nap, but... Continue Reading →

On Being Interrupted

I used to be the kind of person who would work on a project until it was done. If it took me eight hours, no problem, didn’t matter. I didn’t even stop to eat. Chances were good, I knew, that... Continue Reading →

Drawing Boynton

As promised, this morning when my little girl woke up coughing and I had to put her back down, I stayed up and worked on a few sketches for a post about drawing Boynton. I had so much fun working... Continue Reading →

Board Books for Infants and Toddlers

I have been reading to my daughter since she was in the womb. As a result, she will sit for long periods of time (for a toddler) and flip through books on her own. She especially finds that fun now... Continue Reading →

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