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Not Your Mom’s Jeans: April Fashion Discounts

Not Your Mom’s Jeans: April Fashion Discounts

When I first became a mom I didn’t realize how much my wardrobe would change. I never realized that my cute empire waist dresses and tight T-shirts just wouldn’t work if I planned on nursing Atticus. Out went on all my adorable frilly dresses and in came button downs and v necks. While each of […]

The Number Game

The Number Game

  My kids are 3 years apart. My husband & I knew we wanted them close together because of our own sibling experiences growing up. My husband & his brother are 27 months apart. My sister & I are 6 years apart. Both had positive & negative sides to them. Ultimately we chose a small […]

Feeding my babies (food)

Feeding my babies (food)

My children are a little over five months old now. I have been thinking about and researching our potential food options for a while now and have come up with a plan. In summary: My children will be exclusively breastfed for at least six months. I will start giving solid foods to my babies when […]

Simplifying home life.

Simplifying home life.

Image via Pinterest I recently learned that these days, kids aged 2 – 5 spend an average of 32 hours each week watching television. THIRTY TWO HOURS?! EACH WEEK?  To say I am blown away by this statistic is an understatement. I cannot fathom 32 hours. That means that toddlers (toddlers, people!) have a nearly […]

Cloth Diapering on a Budget

Cloth Diapering on a Budget

When we discussed having our third and final child there was never any question that I would be a stay-at-home mom. I would be a stay-at-home mom that cloth diapered. I had zero friends that cloth diapered and the last person who I knew yhat did, was my aunt… 18 years ago. I was left […]

Sienna’s Birth story

Sienna’s Birth story

It’s been almost two weeks since the birth of our sweet girl, things are slowly settling down as we are establishing a routine…I finally decided to write the birth story while I still remember the little details of what is and forever will be the most amazing birthday gift anyone could ever give me, as […]

Pineapple Upside-Down cupcakes

Pineapple Upside-Down cupcakes

My sister and brother-in-law were lucky enough to go to Kauai, HI for a few days for a friend’s wedding and subsequently their honeymoon after their very own impromptu wedding. Now if you have never been to Kauai I highly recommend you GO! The island is breathtaking, the people are genuinely nice and the food […]

Cheap, easy, DIY compost bin [tutorial]

Cheap, easy, DIY compost bin [tutorial]

  We compost a lot at our house. Anything that is acceptable to compost, we make sure it goes in the pile. I usually have a medium to large sized garden each year, and I love having free compost to use for my vegetables. I also love that I am reducing our trash by composting. […]