how to build a weekly meal plan

one of the things that has got me through this eternal winter as we hide out from cold and flu season is cooking at home. joe and i cook at home almost every night and there are a few tips and tricks to keep it seamless and most important on time. i can’t eat at […]

a weekend of hibernation

this was yet another weekend of hibernation. which it’s quickly becoming a season of hibernation. but after getting the flu and feeling how long it takes just to even feel like 90% better i have no desire for anyone else in my family especially otto to come down with this gross sickness. luckily i was […]

friday flu style

i think i am safe to say that i am nearing the end of my flu journey. hopefully it’s the only flu journey of 2018. i managed to make it until mid february so i’d say we’ve had a decent run? i honestly can’t tell you the last time i haven’t left my home in […]

trialed and tested

to say that we’ve been trialed and tested this week is a vast and gross understatement. we haven’t had a week like this since the bat episodes in the fall. let me just give you a run down of what we’ve been dealing with over here at the farm last week friday night our boiler […]

our first trip to the er

the groceries have been bought, the house had been cleaned and we were ready for a weekend of hibernation and then a day away. we were going to watch the olympics friday and saturday and then joe and i were going to have a day away to the east side to do adult things. you […]

tubby time turn around

full disclosure before we kick this off that Summer Infant sent me this bath seat. However, I only post about things that I truly love and this bath seat has been a total game changer for otto. so many of you have seen me using it in our instagram stories and have been asking about […]

weekend hide out

we have officially entered hermit phase here at the albers home. meaning we have spent a majority of our weekend cooped up in our home hide out. the flu and illness is running crazy in west michigan and with ottos g tube surgery less than two weeks away we have to keep him in tip […]

my baby has an awareness month

i remember when we first received otto’s diagnosis this group of “heart moms” reached out to me and offered me this overwhelming amount of support. however my mind was closed. i was not a “heart mom” i was not having a “heart baby” this was going to be a simple blip in our radar, be […]

time is a thief

these past few weeks my posts have obviously been a bit few and far between. that i because honestly time is such a thief. minutes turn to hours turn to days and before you know it another month has gone by. i’m sitting here this morning with a little boy who gets mad if you […]

biscuit and gravy breakfast bake

week after week and the deeper we get into winter joe and i have become hermits. there has been weekends where we haven’t left the house from friday after work to monday and i’m not even mad about it. we get stuff done around the house, we relax and enjoy the quietness that winter brings. […]

terrible horrible no good very bad day

i remember that book as a kid. and yesterday was everything including a terrible horrible no good very bad day. the icing on the cake was my devotions that morning were about not losing your temper and finding good in these moments. yesterday… i was just weak. no other way to describe it other than […]

two cookies with Jesus

to say that i have been a total and complete hot mess express since our last cardio appointment would be an understatement. and the strange thing is… why? nothing has changed. seriously, nothing has changed. the leak in his heart is still the same, the rest of the repairs are holding up, he’s going to […]