Where’s the water?

Hi everyone!

It’s been a while.

I’ve had so many things that I’ve wanted to share—thoughts, things that I love, stories about the kids—but I’ve second guessed everything.

I’ve psyched myself out, I think. Writing for SheKnows and allParenting has changed how I see writing, which is both good and bad.

When I sit down to write here on itsm, I stare at the computer, feeling all this weird pressure, like I need to write an article.

This blog started as a place to share the small moments and I’ve lost sight of that along the way.

I keep forgetting that I have the freedom to write anything I want here.

In this space, I can live in the moment.

So, I’m going to try that, because I love it here and I want to spend more time with you.

I’m going to start off my sharing this video because it brings me so much joy.

When your child is speech delayed, every word carries magic.

We had the fountain in our yard removed because it was a yellow jacket magnet.

Matthew came down after his nap and immediately noticed that it was gone…

(Also? Why can’t I ever remember to turn my iPhone on its side when I take video?)


  1. Angela angelaamman.com

    Hey you! You know I enjoy and admire what you're doing professionally (very much!), but I have missed your heart-writing and the little moments. And goodness, is he so cute and such a big boy or what?

  2. Laura anuncommonfamily.com

    Welcome back! I feel the same way and I hate that. I hope you post a lot more! I love the video and oh do I know the weight each and every word carries. xo

  3. @juliedutch twitter.com/juliedutch

    Welcome back to blogging! I think all of us find ourselves in the struggle of what and how to share when we've walked away from it for so long. Can't wait to continue reading your small moments.

  4. jaimesstory

    I always forget to turn my phone sideways and then I have my husband yelling at me in the background. So it was sweet, sweet, sweet when he posted a video on facebook upright. I had to laugh at him.

    Welcome back!

  5. Cameron camerondgarriepy.com

    Rock your day job my love, but this is where you belong.
    Where is the water, indeed…

  6. Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson

    I, too, have missed you. And I, too, have felt the pressure to write which has left me feeling tight. Weird how that happens. Your son is adorable. I hope you all have a wonderful summer.

  7. Good job, little Matthew! Keep using those words!

    We have a hornet magnet fountain in our yard, too. :/ How hard was it to remove the fountain?

  8. Tonya lettersforlucas.com

    I've missed your moments, the big ones, the small ones and ones just like this. Sweet boy.

  9. ksluiter

    yay! you're here! YOU'RE HERE!

    Also? Matthew slays me. I love his voice.

  10. so lovely – all these bloggers writing for publications now, a loss to their blogs and their readers xxxx

  11. Rachel rachelvoorhees.com

    I love reading your words and maybe both of us can jump back into the saddle again. Although here I am commenting on your site instead of attempting a post on my own site!

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