Stop, Drop and Blog

Writing & Photographing the Family Side of Fire Life


The Everything In Between

The Everything In Between


Posted By on Jul 2, 2015

I don’t know what I expected when I chose to take a month off between jobs to “be” with my sons. Or, I do know, but it seems silly in retrospect. I imagined fun trips and popsicles, hot sun and time spent outside, swimming and running, laughing and peace.… Read More
First off, our beach vacation was just right. We relaxed, did too much, ate all the food, over-oceaned, shopped local, shark-spotted, slept in, got up early, ran, read books, played games, dug holes, boogie-boarded, napped, jumped waves, got knocked over, saw family, and generally enjoyed a week of just us.… Read More
3 Self-Care Tips for Summer

3 Self-Care Tips for Summer


Posted By on Jun 22, 2015

I’ve been all about self-care as of late. Sometimes it’s hard to fit it in or find the balance between caring for myself and caring for my family, work, the dog, the chickens, friends, the yard, and so on. But I’ve found when I make the time to take care of myself, I do a better job at taking care of others.… Read More
52 Weeks of Brotherhood: Time Apart

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: Time Apart


Posted By on Jun 17, 2015

The boys haven’t spent much time together since Saturday due to the illness—now officially identified as strep—making its way through our home. I’ve separated the two mostly, minus running errands and sitting near one another for popsicles on the porch. It’s not their favorite thing.… Read More