• PARENTING :: humility+pride

    Last night I fell asleep thinking about how very important to me it is to teach our girls to be humble. Above anything else, it’s really my number one quality to instill in them. I sat on it, thought about it, and prayed on it up until I fell asleep. And then this morning’s devotion was about, you guessed it, HUMILITY. Well that was about enough to send shivers down my spine. But for real talk, if I can teach my children one thing, to be humble in all they do, receive and give. Then I will consider this job done well. Any other humility seekers out there? 🙋🏻‍♀️ So…

  • Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup + The Easiest Italian Bread

    I’ve been loving the rhythm we’ve added to our dinners lately. Giving each weekday a theme makes it so much easier to meal plan and prep. It also adds great predictably for our children. Slow Cooker Saturday has surprisingly become one of their faves. To learn more about how we plan a months worth of dinners in 10 minutes, and get the free printable I use to do it, click here! I never thought my toddlers would eat soup, let alone beg for seconds. But getting their little hands involved, which is super easy with dump and set crock pot dinners, has them so intrigued and excited to sample the…

  • How To Create a Master + Nursery Suite

    There are a few reasons you could end up on this blog post. You co-sleep. And you want to find a way that cohesively blends your baby’s space with your master without looking like primary colors just threw up all over your serene Pottery Barn-esque haven. You live in tight quarters. Perhaps merging your soon to be parenthood with your previous bachelor lifestyle has you up in arms. And your one bedroom apartment feels like it just can’t hang. You have a split level home. And you can’t fathom the idea of babies sleeping upstairs while you lie awake every night, wide eyed, squinting at the monitor to look for…

  • 38 Months Nursing and Feeling Touched Out

    It’s national breastfeeding awareness month AND world breastfeeding week! I’m a breastfeeder 38+ months with three babies so far. I’ve experienced some major highs (nursing in public like a ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ). I’ve also experienced some major lows (feeling touched out). I only share them because when I was searching for a lifeline in the darkest moments, I couldn’t find much on the topic. I’m hoping by putting it out there, that one night, during one momma’s extensive midnight Google search, she’ll find this post and see it’ll all be ok. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way. I loved every minute of nursing our first. Twenty four hours born and short…

  • Simplicity Parenting: a mama’s must read!

    My recent delve down the rabbit hole that is known as minimalism has drawn me to a new branch of parenting. Minimalistic Parenting. Not because I love self help books. Because I prefer a good romance novel any day over the self help section. But as I’ve minimized our life and home bit by bit (and when I say bit by bit, I’m talking van and truck loads of stuff removed from our home), I’ve slowly seen the simple rewards creep in. A quieter home, happier children, better communication with my husband, a lighter heart, a stronger spiritual connection with God. It really has placed a simplicity and zen into our…

  • Baby Two’s Birth Story

    Disclaimer: This is a Birth Story. This is not sugar-coated. This is Real. Raw. Birth. There are photos. If you do not want to read about birth, or see photos of a birth or a baby breastfeeding, please exit your web browser immediately. I warned you. So if you continue to scroll, it’s your own fault. Since the birth of our first child, I’ve been obsessed with everything birth related. Birth stories. Birth groups. Birth photos. Birth videos. Birth plans. Birth everything. It’s crazy how something so common, something that happens millions of times a day, can be so compelling and consuming. When we fell pregnant with our second, my wheels…