Self


I was feeding my daughter on our bed this weekend and I had a waterfall of thoughts and feelings descend on me. I feel like I’m settling into my role as mom and wife, though most days I still feel like I’m getting my sea legs. Just about the time I get settled, another wave…

Books On My Nightstand, January 2018 Edition


I once loved reading. Like really loved reading. I could knock out so many books in a short span of time it was amazing. Then college and grad school (round one) happened and the fire died a bit and I stopped consuming books like a hungry bear. The love of reading dwindles a little at…

Working On It


Resolutions. They really should be called bummers because I’ve yet to meet one person who has kept theirs and I really wish I wasn’t among those who I’m blaming of being flakes. So, I decided this year I would make a list of things I’m not resolving to do, change, loose, gain or revolutionize in…

How to Get Stuff Done With a Baby!


So, let’s make sure you remember who is writing this blog before you come here looking for majorly good advice with a blog post title like that! I’ve called this blog “The Novice Life” for a reason. Despite what the controlling part of me wants to believe, I’m not an expert at anything. I’m a…

ALL things


If you’re like me and have grown up in the church there are likely verses you memorized or picked up over time because they are spoken of or taught about quite often in Sunday school and church. This verse falls in that camp for me. The most helpful part of this aspect of church culture…