It’s the middle of July, and that can only mean one thing: Back to School season is upon us! If you’ve been to Target or Wal-Mart lately, you’ve no doubt seen the shelves lined with every school product imaginable. I thought I would write a few posts, explaining how we are preparing for the upcoming … Continue reading Homeschooling: Getting Ready for the Year
“I don’t know how you do it! I feel like I’m drowning with two kids, how do you handle four?!” “I could never do what you do! You’re like a Super-Mom!” I hear phrases like this quite often from family and friends. I’m never sure how to respond. It’s like people hear that I’ve chosen to … Continue reading How Do You Do It?
Today I took 5 kids to the zoo. By myself. I was babysitting for a friend and decided to get the kids out of the house for a fun outing at the zoo. I snapped some pictures of the kids at the zoo and shared them on social media. Immediately I was seeing comments like, … Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything You See on Social Media
Birth stories are a funny thing. So much emotion is felt during labor and immediately after birth, that it can be hard to even find the words to describe it. Giving birth is this amazing miracle that changes you in every way possible. Simple words just can’t do it justice. April 20th was a Friday. … Continue reading Rafe’s Home-Birth Story
I am currently in the play room, typing this on my son's computer while sitting precariously on the toy box that I've turned into a make-shift chair. The same computer he built with his dad, and that his 2 year old sister then proceeded to draw all over the monitor with crayon. Gunnar is watching … Continue reading How Did I Get Here?
My family is now on our fourth month of using essential oils. I wanted to share a little about why we chose to add essential oils into our daily routine, and our experience with them thus far. After my miscarriage in June, I was in need of emotional and physical support. I first started with … Continue reading Essential Oils: Our Family’s Experience
If you regularly read this blog, then you may remember that I suffered through my second miscarriage back in June. Well, six weeks later I got the surprise of my life: a positive pregnancy test! Even though I was thrilled to once again be expecting, I emotionally did not feel ready. I was still trying … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss: Overcoming Anxiety
It's been three days since we found out our baby was gone. Three days since we found out we would never get to hold or even look upon this little one's sweet face. Three days since our family's life was changed forever. On June 6th I noticed some brown spotting. I instantly called my doula, … Continue reading Pregnancy Loss-Our Miscarriage Story
Ok, Dads. This one is for you! Mother's Day is fast approaching so I thought I would offer a gift guide for what Moms of Littles really want this Sunday. 1. Pamper Her When you're a mom of young children, there's not much time to pamper yourself. So any gift you can give your wife … Continue reading What Moms of Littles Really Want for Mother’s Day
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. Many times, birth doesn't unfold exactly as we expect it too. For many women, it means greeting their baby by cesarean birth. Whether planned or not, I think we can all agree that women who under-go surgery in order to bring their children safely into the world are both brave … Continue reading A Story of Selflesness: Sarah’s Cesarean Birth Experience