{new year, new goals}

{new year, new goals}

There is nothing like the closing of year to get you to start thinking about new goals for yourself and your family for the new year ahead. It’s a time of reflection, looking back on the year that is passing to see what worked well and what didn’t. It’s a time to reevaluate where you [...]

{a new year}

{a new year}

There is something so magical about the start of the New Year. It feels like a fresh beginning, a time of reflecting on the past year, deciding what worked and didn’t work, and making plans for the year to come.  I look back on 2018 and I have a strong sense of accomplishment. I set [...]

{one of the girls}

{one of the girls}

A sweet woman who spends time with us called me out this morning. I thought I was going to crawl into a hole and stay there forever. What she was saying was absolutely correct and she delivered her words with so much grace and kindness. I was a little (ok, a lot) embarrassed as my [...]

{cpap wars}

{cpap wars}

If you follow my Instagram account @mrs_t_park, you have seen several posts about our journey with CPAP. You most likely know the short version of why she's on it, but I thought it would be good to share some more of the details here in hopes that if you find yourself in a similar situation, [...]

{sickness}

This past week, this household has been hit with the plague. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration but really, it feels very much like the plague. Kids have stayed home from school, various therapies have been cancelled and I have tried my hardest to take a little time away from the house to keep my sanity. [...]

{my motherhood}

{my motherhood}

I'll be honest. Motherhood looks completely different than I ever imagined it. This coming from the mom who just laid her 19 month old daughter down for the night with a CPAP mask on. I would have never guessed all those years ago this is what my motherhood journey would entail. My oldest came into [...]

{mom life}

{mom life}

It's been one of those days. I woke up late so I barely had time for any sort of run. I left the house feeling like I had already been defeated before my running shoes had a chance to prove me wrong. I still went anyway, even though I only had time to run for [...]

{always late}

{always late}

I hate being late. The truth is, I have always struggled with the thought of being late to anything. From a very early age, my man-pleasing side of me kicked in strong and the mere thought of letting someone down by being late killed me. I sang in the school choir from 4th grade until [...]

{growth in the rain}

The house we live in has a beautiful backyard. Green blades of grass grow out of the earth filling most of the yard. Other plants line green perimeter. A brown fence encloses it, a shed houses some odds and ends. There is a patio where a picnic table made out of redwood sits, waiting for [...]