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  • But first, coffee. Always, coffee. ☕️And also, in case you’re curious, this was on the way home from the playground and my kids were waiting in the car while my Instagram Husband snapped this picture. 😜 Because some days- MOST days- my “gym” is in fact a jungle gym, and my cardio consists of running after two toddlers. And it’s kind of the best thing ever. 🙌🏻💪🏻 Mom life. Best life. 💕 || my whole outfit is from my latest @wantable box! See today’s blog post for a link to try it out for yourself! On katiedidwhat.com 😘 #wantable #ad
  • We had an “autism” morning today. Meltdowns over who knows what. Refused to do anything. Tears from both of us. Ugh. This is so hard. Trying to be there for both of them is hard too- Sophie needs just as much attention and love as Sam does. And I get so upset when I think about our lives, and how so much of it revolves around SAM- his therapies and behaviors and picky eating and trying to just live our everyday without “tipping” him off. Sometimes I feel like we’re walking on eggshells. And sometimes it feels like, because of this, we’re stifling Sophie and her spirit. I pray this isn’t so. I never ever want to do that. I love her feistiness and her sweet and spirited nature. I don’t want to “shut her up” because she’s being too noisy around her brother. It’s a really hard balance. One we’re working on every day.
And yet. Despite my thoughts and worries and fears, when I see her with him, I see none of that. No resentment. No hatred. No jealousy. All I see is LOVE. Pure and intense love for her brother. Maybe it’s just because she’s still too little to really feel those other emotions, but for now I’m relishing in this scene. Sophie, always chasing after him, always seeking him out, when he very rarely does so in return. But I see her seeking him out, and I see her pulling him out from himself. And it’s such a beautiful thing. 
It’s like God, isn’t it? He is always seeking us out. He never wavers in his love for us. Like my current favorite worship song goes: the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God. 
May we all love with THAT kind of love- with the heart of a child. 💗
And may Sophie never stop loving her brother something fierce.
  • We FINALLY made it out of the house!! For the first time in 4 days! Lord, I can’t even tell you how good that felt! 🙌🏻 Back to the land of the living. We were all pretty happy about it. 💕 Now please, no more sickness for the rest of the year. 🙏🏻 Sam’s face says it all: we are soooo over it! 🙄 || My Sorel boots are on sale for $105, down from $170! 🎉 Outfit details linked at katiedidwhat.com/shop and here 👉🏼 http://liketk.it/2uIgU #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Zack surprised me with these cuties for Valentines Day. 💕 Find a man who will buy you pink kicks (on his own!!!) and you’ve found yourself a keeper. 🙌🏻👊🏻 #thatslove || Linked them in today’s blog post on katiedidwhat.com (size up 1/2 a size!) along with some outfits from the past few weeks! Lots of sale goodies! 🤗
  • Yup. She’s mine. 😂😍 We crazy, and we like it that way. 😜👯‍♀️ || Outfit deets 👉🏼 http://liketk.it/2uHre #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • We’re falling like dominoes over here. First Sam, then Sophie, and now I’ve got the sickness. 😷 Stay strong, Zack, you’re our only hope! 🙏🏻 Needless to say, our weekend has been spent wiping noses, watching cartoons, taking elderberry syrup (I’ve been told it’s amazing- here’s hoping!), drinking gallons of tea and resting at home. Also, I did indeed Lysol the crap out of our entire house today. I ain’t got time if it ain’t hospital-grade anti-bacterial. Not now. 😂🙅‍♀️ So here’s a cute outfit from last week (because you KNOW I’ve been living in sweatpants). This tee is so super cute- I love the oversized fit! I got the xs. All outfit details linked here 👉🏼 http://liketk.it/2uGFs #liketkit @liketoknow.it
  • Today is my “dark day.” It’s the 5 year anniversary of my mom’s arrival in heaven. 💕 And on top of that, both kids woke up sick, and Zack had to work, so I was stuck at home with two sick toddlers and a mourning heart. A day that could have been the worst- SHOULD have been the worst, actually ended up being... okay. It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? It’s all about how we choose to face our circumstances. I chose to be grateful that I have these two beautiful babes to squeeze extra and love on more today. I need them just as much as they need me. 💗 And today wasn’t really so bad. It was hard and sad and messy and loooooong. But those extra cuddles and sweet moments are exactly what I needed to get me through. And get through I did. Now, Zack is home and the kids are in bed and I can breathe. ✨ || I wrote a thank you to my mom, on the blog today- and I linked other posts on grief too, in case you’re sailing these seas as well. You are not alone. Link in bio.