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Chip ‘n’ Dale Chipmunk Birthday

“If you’re looking for a fun idea for a birthday party, definitely consider the movie in the garage route. All the little kids sitting on the blankets thinking this was so cool, when it’s seriously just a garage! And I wish you could’ve seen the looks on the parents faces as we shut the garage door!!”

Maybe It Is Just a Phase: 7 Ways to Build Trust with Your Toddler

Does your toddler trust you? It felt like mine didn’t for a while. I remember it vividly. It was almost two years ago- I was pregnant with June (our 3rd) and I was expecting someone to come over to help me with our 4 & 2 year… Continue Reading “Maybe It Is Just a Phase: 7 Ways to Build Trust with Your Toddler”

A Food Network Holiday Menu

Turkey…. Mashed Potatoes…. Rolls…. Stuffing… a relatively brown plate, right? If I’m honest, as much as I love the idea of traditional foods of Thanksgiving, loading up on turkey and bread doesn’t exactly make me salivate. For all the time and work it takes to prepare a Thanksgiving… Continue Reading “A Food Network Holiday Menu”

Why Not One More? (Part Two): Our Personal Process From Three to Four

“This is me processing our journey, not my take on raising kids God’s way.” Over the years, we have experienced the black hole of infertility with some friends we love the most. I’ve wept with and for other friends who’ve faced the heartache of… Continue Reading “Why Not One More? (Part Two): Our Personal Process From Three to Four”

Why Not One More? (Part One): When The Culture says Not To

“To the young mom who doesn’t have time for sipping mimosas, who is knee-deep in dirty diapers, who may indeed feel lost altogether at times, whose body is just not quite the same and is so very, very tired… I suggest a different solution than the… Continue Reading “Why Not One More? (Part One): When The Culture says Not To”

The Artistry of Motherhood

“Do you tend to value the functional utilitarian side of things or do you value the artistic and the beautiful?” -Dave Cover I find it’s much easier to write about birthday parties and preschool activities than say, you know- the artistry of motherhood, for… Continue Reading “The Artistry of Motherhood”

How to Throw a Block Party

Throwing a block party is a great way to foster feelings of fun & connectedness amongst your neighbors. It’s also a great way to break the ice and meet people you might not otherwise meet. Don’t be intimidated to be the first one to step… Continue Reading “How to Throw a Block Party”

Decorating for 4th of July

I’m a huge 4th of July person. And part of that is because my birthday is the 5th. A couple of years ago, when I had more time, I made a bunch of 4th of July party decorations- chair covers, fireplace banner, star “wreath”… Continue Reading “Decorating for 4th of July”

Gear Guide for the New Mom

When we got married, I was so excited to register. We went to Pottery Barn & Bed Bath & Beyond and got our little gun and went nuts. Everything was pretty straight forward- plates, pillows, platters and silverware. But when we got pregnant for… Continue Reading “Gear Guide for the New Mom”

Over the Moon: Nursery Rhyme Birthday Party

I know birthday parties can sometimes be overwhelming for Mom. But for me, I look at it as an opportunity to have a creative outlet, which I don’t always make time for. When Pearl turned one, we did a “Girls in Pearls, Guys in… Continue Reading “Over the Moon: Nursery Rhyme Birthday Party”

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