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Postpartum Reality — 12 Weeks

^^^ Transforming from tragic to pretty fantastic is one of my major life skills ^^^ How far into the 4th trimester:  It’s over! 12 weeks with my little Eli in my arms, Weight loss: I packed our scale (we’re moving!), but before I did, I stepped on it and weighted 163 pounds. I peaked at about 210 […]


Time and Sanity Savers From a Mom of 4

Today’s post is sponsored by Parent’s Choice. All opinions are my own.  Having four little ones has taught me two things. I mean, they’ve taught me many, many things, not just two, but only so much can fit into a blog post! First lesson … it’s essential to be smart about how I spend my time. Second, […]


Five Favorites

We’ve been baking up a storm and ringing in the holiday in other little ways while we prepare to move. No tree yet, holding out for the new house, but we do have a lovely wreath thanks to Max’s preschool fundraiser. I feel a bit out of sorts packing and still adjusting to a new […]


Investing in Christmas Cheer

  Recently I read a book dedicated to time management. It was nothing new, but then again, it seemed so very different. I mean, we all know we have 24 hours in a day, but but this book phrased it in the course of a week’s time and really empowered me to take control of […]


7 Hilarious, But True Things Moms Believe About the Holidays

  Thanksgiving is over which means we’re full force into the Christmas season! I both smile at cringe at the thought. Because, well, is your to do list a mile long? Because mine sure is! We’ve got Christmas programs on the calendar, family visiting, a move (but that’s a story for another day), decorating, gift buying, […]


4 Ways To Prevent and Heal Diaper Rash

  I have two babies in diapers. Again. When Max was born, Jemma was still in diapers. Max potty trained the week Reid was born (fun times!) and now Reid and Eli are my duo in diapers. So, in case you didn’t keep up, I’ve had at least one kid in diapers for the last […]


This + That

I’m back to running (more like walking, jogging, walking, jogging) a few times a week and I used this pretty fall leaf as an excuse to pause and catch my breath :)  Who has a bread machine? I can’t wait to try this French bread recipe! I’m so intrigued by the Enneagram. Loving podcasts lately […]


Meet Evivo — Your Baby’s Belly’s Best Friend

  When it comes to our children’s health, there are some startling statistics out there … There are at least two children with food allergies in almost every kindergarten classroom (FARE) Over one million children in the U.S. have type 1 diabetes (American Diabetes Association) The rate of obesity doubles as children grow from toddlers […]

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

I have two fantastic things to pass on to ya’ll today. First, a super easy and wonderful way to send our love to those affected by the California wildfires and hurricane victims in Texas and Florida (because yes, although it’s not in the news anymore, many are still recovering from the devastation). And second, a […]


Home Birth Essentials You Don’t Want To Forget

Three home births. One surprise. Two planned. Doesn’t make me a home birth expert, but it does mean I’ve been there and done that … thrice :) From each experience I’ve learned a bit more, not in how to actually birth at home (that’s always a wild card!), but more so in how to prepare for all […]


A Christmas Cocktail For Santa

  My big kids are 5 and 7 this year and as much as we are putting an emphasis on Jesus, others, and the true meaning of Christmas, a lot of the secret chatter I overhear is about Santa. And naturally so! Jemma and Max are at prime ages for experiencing the joy and anticipation of that […]