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#haitiisbeautiful

  Haiti is a beautiful country full of beautiful people. I visited for the first time when I was 15 years old and the mountains, the beaches and the people changed my heart and the course of my life. My dad started a non profit in Haiti (www.raincatchers.org) when I...

2017 is MY YEAR!!!

2017 is MY YEAR!!!

It’s a new year!! Before I talk about resolutions- I have to tell you a story. We visited a church on Sunday and during the announcements section, the pastor said “control”. Kaia was coloring quietly on my lap but then busted out laughing and loudly said, “HE SAID TROLL!!!”. Highlight...

Big feelings

In our house, we talk a lot about feelings. I think it’s important to recognize all feelings as valid. Today is full of overwhelming feelings for all the big people I know. Whether you are angry or excited, thrilled or terrified, your feelings are real and valid and allowed. I...

I’m a stay at home mom

I’m a stay at home mom

I am a stay at home mom. 3 years ago I left a well paying corporate position with a good company. I also had a 6 month old and a 2.5 year old, and I only saw them awake for about two hours a day. This wasn’t completely the company’s...

Men are not dogs

Men are not dogs

About a year ago, I really started questioning the things I grew up believing about my body. I should’ve really questioned most of this years ago- but these were the “truths” I grew up with and accepted. I grew up surrounded by dress codes that disproportionately targeted female attire…because “modesty”....

North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan

North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan

Well guys, we did it, we packed up our North Carolina house, cleaned it and picked up my dad from the airport only one hour behind our ambitious schedule.  We spent three days driving to Wisconsin and arrived at our new house.  We were so excited to be out of...

Nature

Nature

We have had a nature filled week!  We’ve gotten really used to bears.  We have a mama and two cubs who play in our yard and inspect our grill for leftovers all the time.   In the evenings we like to walk down to the mailbox, about a mile from...

Big changes in the Hazelhome

No I’m not pregnant. We leave tomorrow for Hilton Head!  This is our second family vacation ever and our first without my parents.  I have 6 loaves of bread rising (3 of regular bread, 1 for hamburger buns, 2 of cinnamon bread), a whole tote of snacks and food and...

Why don’t you care?

Why don’t you care?

  Why don’t you care? There are kids dying of hunger everywhere There are refugees who need our help There are orphans who need families Why aren’t you helping? There are vets committing suicide There are homeless people begging for help Racism is still an issue Why don’t you care?...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

So I wrote this on giving Tuesday about my favorite nonprofit- Raincatchers and how my dad started it- and I’m not sure if I ever shared it here- so sorry not sorry if I already did   I remember hearing the story of how my dad got started in Haiti...