Part Two — Reid’s Polydactyly Reconstruction


We drove to Seattle on Thursday morning, September 1st; Reid’s 8 month birthday. I had dreaded surgery day for weeks, but felt a big wave peace on our drive north. A lot of people were praying for us and we felt it.  We checked into the Bellevue Surgery Center and Reid smiled sweetly for his […]

This Month On


We’ve been reading lots and lots since kicking off our homeschool year. So far, this book ^^^, Flyaway, is our favorite library pick thus far. The illustrations are just gorgeous. I’m totally a sucker for pretty illustrations. And Jem ooo’s and ahhhh’s right along with me. It helps that Jemma’s sing song reading voice is […]

Every Mom’s Back To School Nightmare


This post was sponsored by Nix® Ultra as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and I received products to facilitate my review. Say the L word and I just can’t. Like, I cannot even consider coping. It’s my worst nightmare. Dramatic much?  But really, you guys. Lice, those little buggers, are hands dow on […]

How To Sleep Like a Well-Rested Mom + a Giveaway!


Want sleep advice for your kids?  This post ain’t for you! Nope, today is all about the mamas! Because mamas deserve sleep. We neeeeeeed sleep. Sleep makes us happy and sleep makes us more productive. Can I get an amen? I mean, let’s be real I can only use so many filters to take away the […]

Style File — LulaLovely!


Ready to feel a touch jealous? I went to Magnolia Market in Texas while visiting my sister for her graduation!  Yes, THE Magnolia Market … and Garden and Bakery and oh my, The Silos. Chip + Joanna have thought of everything. It’s picturesque and oh so quaint. Sadly, it poured, like Texas downpour rain, our entire visit, […]

Happy Birthday, Max!


It’s the wee hours of August 9th right now. Four years ago I was awake too, sewing. I was a day away from my due date (August 10th) and couldn’t wait to meet my baby, but didn’t think it would be soon. I was wrong. Max arrived in a whirlwind at 4:41am. You can read […]

Perks Of WAHM Life


By now you’ve probably caught wind that I never intended to be a WAHM. This blog was birthed as a simple way to chronicle my pregnancy with Jemma for family that lived far away. And from there it grew. Slowly, but it did. To more than I ever thought it would be. And then it grew beyond this […]

Full, Not Busy


It’s the first hours of August 1st, a new month, a busy month around here. I technically haven’t closed out July because I haven’t gone to bed yet, but nonetheless, a new month is here. Hello August! There was a time in my life when I dreaded Sunday nights. The beginning of a week, felt so […]

Reid — 6 Months


There was a time when I shared monthly updates throughout my little’s first year, but now that all resides on Instagram, #reidrainiermonthly. But, I figured 6 months was a worthwhile age for Reid to get an official blog check in … so, here it is! Reid is an absolute dream. The sweetest, most content baby. […]

This Month and Last Month at


June welcomed our annual beach trip to the Washington coast. And so far July has been full of summer camps and menial, but productive home projects. It has been simple like summer should be. Once August arrives though, whoa, things pick up at breakneck speed around here! By the time we turn the calendar to […]