Hurricane Kate's Mom Life

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

goal setting for 2018: my favorite printable tools for the realistically-challenged

If you're like me (or even if you're not), you start dreaming about an idea but have no concrete thoughts on how you're going to reach it until you spend some time with a pen and paper. My train of... Continue Reading →


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 →

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