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I’m Changing My Parenting Mindset – No More “It Gets Better”

  January 10

I was walking out of the thrift store, arms bogged down with all my treasures (and a firetruck… and a filthy Scooby Doo vehicle… because that’s the only way I got my two toddlers to participate in my thrifting adventures.) I let a nice, old man go in front of me in the checkout line … Continued

When Your Husband Gets Into a Major Car Accident

  January 8

I was in my usual spot at the gym, not working out – of course – but working. I bring my laptop to the gym almost every day. I mooch off of their free coffee, and my kids play in the gym daycare. I use their high-speed internet, sip my coffee, and write. But that … Continued

5 Things My Grandpa Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

  March 28

A few days ago, my grandfather passed away. It was not unexpected because he had been sick for a few years, but it’s still hard. The main word I think of when I think of my grandfather is fun. He was just a really, really fun person. He had a bit of a wild streak and … Continued

3 Life Lessons I Learned from Joanna Gaines

  March 17

This week, I finished reading an incredible book that really surprised me (in a good way). Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper. So, I wanted to read their book, The Magnolia Story. I patiently waited on a list of people at my library to get … Continued

3 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Be Married Forever

  January 31

At the beginning of every year, I write a blog post about marriage since our wedding anniversary is January 2. I’ve been doing it since I started this blog almost 7 years ago! (Psst. If you like the idea of writing down your memories like I do, you can learn how to start your own blog here.) … Continued

How to Buy Long Lasting Clothes For Your Kids For Less

  January 26

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of my kids’ clothes wearing out. I mean I get it; they cannot keep their yogurt on a spoon to save their lives, so it’s no wonder I wash their clothes constantly. Is it so much to ask, though, that clothes not fade right away or … Continued

Wishing You A Merry Christmas + Up to 50% Off Shutterfly

  December 18

Hello dear readers! I wanted to drop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas, and I also wanted to share some holiday photos of my family and home. We really are feeling the Christmas warm fuzzies this year, and the kids are so incredibly excited for the big day (picture them yelling “Santa! Presents!” … Continued

How I Took My Twins to Disney World on a Tight Budget

  November 22

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some pictures from our recent trip to Disney World. It was the very first Disney trip for our twins, and we absolutely loved taking them. There’s nothing better than seeing your kids so excited to ride on It’s a Small World at the Magic Kingdom … Continued

A Life & Family Update & Getting Back to Basics

  November 6

Over the weekend, I got an email from a longtime reader who said she missed hearing about my family and the twins. She felt a little disconnected from me somehow. Where once I used to write about the challenges of motherhood and wrangling kids while building this business, now the blog seemed, well, too business-y. … Continued

6 Hard Lessons I’ve Learned in 6 Years of Marriage

  July 28

I’ll be honest with you: marriage isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, for the ones who like a challenge. Marriage is also beautiful. Finding that one person in the world who makes you feel safe is an incredible feeling. I wouldn’t change it for anything. That said, in our society of … Continued
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