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Marriage … With Kids

Married with Kids

We always thought the jump from dating to marriage would be the ultimate test of a relationship. Even though many of the day-to-day things stayed the same as we moved from dating to (early) marriage, we knew we were in for a transition. Gone were the days of ignoring issues and sweeping them under the rug. Addressing problems head on and communicating directly forced this thing called “marriage” into a new reality and a new level of intimacy. The transition was welcomed with open...

5 Things I’m Loving

Brassica Seed Oil

This month needs to slow down. Week 35 (!!!) of this pregnancy popped up way faster than I thought it would but glad that we are still maintaining our sanity! We’ve been doing a lot of self-care as well as nesting, so you might notice a little theme with this week’s round-up of things I’m loving. O N E. A Little Bundle. I came across this online shop recently, and it’s just the sweetest. In short, you can pick and choose items you...

When There’s Almost Two

Top Knot_Just Us Two

The thought of it brings tears to my eyes, so let’s see how far this pregnant mama can go without getting too sentimental. Ah, who are we kidding … Every morning, Mads and I pack up the car, wave our goodbyes to dad and head out for the day. On our way to school, we chat about the upcoming day, share random stories, tell jokes and sing songs. Do we ever sing songs. And every time she starts to sing,...

5 Things I’m Loving

5 Things I Love

O N E. Pillsbury biscuits. Could these suckers be any more useful for family meals? We decided to make donuts out of them this morning and will be using them for the Pillsbury chicken and dumplings recipe. Thanks to Liz for the initial inspiration! But while we were hanging out this morning after the biscuit donuts, my brother texted me with what they made this morning: kolaches. And guess how they did it?? Pillsbury biscuits! Guess I know what we’re...

The Innocence of Motherhood

Last night, a memory came to mind, and it was vivid as the day it happened. It was the moment I asked my mom if I could start shaving my legs. I don’t know how or why this memory came to mind, but I can remember where we were in the house, the time of day, the season and the look on my mother’s face. She was surprised, not shocked, but perplexed. She was hesitant. She understood and reluctantly gave...

Fighting a Cold When You’re Pregnant

fighting a cold during pregnancy

Feeling under the weather when you’re pregnant makes perfect sense (unfortunately). When you’re pregnant, your immune system doesn’t pack as big of a punch. Thank goodness for that … it’s allowing a foreign body (i.e., that cute baby) occupy your body. However, the downside is the increased probability that you will become sick. And this time of year, colds are very common … and huge bummers....

The Calendar

I feel the need to preface this post with a disclaimer as my proofreader was surprised at the sudden turn in tone … It might seem sudden but it’s real. It’s raw. It’s just me. There’s a sudden change in tone....

Easy Gingerbread Recipe

gingerbread cookies

This year we decided to make gingerbread cookies. We always decide to do a little baking … #holidays … but this year, our girl requested to make and decorate gingerbread. I’m not one to say no to that, and she’s at that age right now where she can somewhat help in the kitchen. Watching her get out ingredients and start measuring is really exciting (and sometimes nerve-wracking) to watch, but a memory nonetheless. Where does the time go …...

Winter Bucket List

winter bucket list 2016

This started as a holiday bucket list, but who are we kidding? It’s already the middle of December. Although some (most) items on the list are holiday inspired, they can definitely be carried throughout the season. I plan to do just that …...

Enjoying a Girlfriends Thanksgiving

Friendsgiving 2016 Table Setting

The holiday season goes by too fast. Wait. Let me re-phrase. The Thanksgiving holiday goes by too fast. As years go by, October seems to slowly lead right into December holidays, and November’s Thanksgiving sometimes gets less than stellar attention. It bums me out because this holiday really helps kick off the season of thanks … at least in my eyes. In my attempt to continue to hang on and celebrate and give thanks to those around me, I decided to host...