I had to shut my mouth at church on Sunday because in our class, the question was asked, "What does motherhood mean to you?" While everyone started spouting off all the reasons motherhood was so special and meaningful to them, I nodded and smiled in agreement even though my insides were screaming out snarky comments… Continue reading What Motherhood (Honestly) Means to Me
I'm on my second cup of hazelnut hot chocolate of the day. That tells you that I'm having a day where chocolate is the only thing keeping me going. I thought I'd take these chocolate-induced moments of peace to share why having a minimal Christmas has been the best decision for us. At first, it… Continue reading A Minimal Christmas
Ok, so it's been 6 months since I last posted anything. Oops. I really don't have a good excuse. Life happens. What's important is that I'm back with lots of more tips to share with you amd more ideas for what I want to do with this blog, so I hope you stick around! An… Continue reading I’m Back from My Six-Month Hiatus!
The time has come for us to leave California so my husband can continue pursuing his education and find more job opportunities in his industry. We will be moving to Utah, which is both terrifying and...well, mostly terrifying. All our close family members live in the same town as us, so to say that I'm… Continue reading Why I’m So Excited to Downsize
Hi! Good news: baby number 2 is here! Actually, he's been here since February as he decided to come a month early! All is well and he is a strong, tough little guy. I've been MIA here due to trying to adjust to life as a mom of two. Clearly, it's thrown me off my… Continue reading Quick Update
Well, friends, it's a new year and I have several blog post ideas from last year that never came to fruition. They are still sitting in my draft box. My goal has always been to come out with 1 or 2 blog posts per month, but that hasn't happened for several reasons. One thing I've been struggling… Continue reading Confession: I Almost Quit This Blog
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. In my family, it's usually when everybody comes together, and I just think it's a load of fun! I love the reminder of giving thanks for the blessings we have and celebrating the simpler things in life. Also, who doesn't love an excuse to eat a… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Black Friday Hype
Well, I'm pregnant again! With Aiden only just having turned 1 in July, lots of people are asking me if this pregnancy was planned. So nosey. I get it though. To have kids this close together has to be an accident right? Well, actually no. I wanted another baby. I have had people tell me… Continue reading What Do I Really Need for Baby?
I've always refused to believe that having kids would mean that my house would always be a wreck. To be sure, kids are messy. Add to that the never-ending exhaustion of parenthood, and who has the time for cleaning? The first few weeks after we brought Aiden home, really the last thing on my mind… Continue reading Keeping it Tidy with a Baby