• Health,  Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Relaxing Routines to Promote a Restful Nights Sleep

    This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my resolutions for 2019 is to get more sleep. And one of the ways i’m accomplishing this is by establishing relaxing nighttime routines. We’ve worked hard to find our “sweet spot” – the time the magic happens because we all know 5PM is basically “meltdown o’clock” in toddler land. We needed to move up our dinner time to make sure we were able to incorporate relaxing activities post-dinner.

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Siblings

    Backyard Picnic Fun

    This post is sponsored by Happy Family Organics, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of these pictures. Can you tell I have fun as a girl mom? With the craze of life, and the added tasks on my to-do list due to Christmas being just around the corner, I don’t always have time to take the girls places during the week. I love that with just a couple of special additions to a simple backyard picnic, we can elevate it to an experience they’ve literally been talking about all week.

  • Babies,  Family,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Reviews and Giveaways,  Travel

    Travel Approved: The Perfect Day Trip Diaper Bag

    This post is sponsored by JJ Cole but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. We’ve been lucky enough to go to Disney twice so far this year. The first time was completely on a whim, so absolutely no preplanning, crazy I know. The second time I had a bit more time to plan ahead and bring everything I wish I had the first go round. We are an active family and I travel with the kids pretty frequently, but I have to say a trip to Disney is a great gauge for the durability and versatility of any kid product!   One of the things I wish I…

  • 5 Ways We Use Our DockATot Grand
    Babies,  Motherhood,  Parenting

    5 Ways We Use Our DockATot Grand

    This post is sponsored by DockATot but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you are a new parent or soon to be parent, chances are you have heard of the DockATot. If you haven’t then don’t worry, I’ll enlighten you! In a nutshell, the DockATot is a multi-functional lounging, playing, chilling, resting and snuggling dock you can take anywhere. They are offered in two sizes, the Deluxe for ages 0-8 months and the Grand for ages 9-36 months. Before Everly was born, I had heard great things about the brand and how well babies were sleeping in it. So I went ahead and got the Deluxe size…

  • Babies,  Faith,  Family,  Motherhood,  Uncategorized

    Birth Story: Everly Anne – The Healer Of My Heart

    As I approached the day we would meet our rainbow baby, I felt increasingly anxious and ((hello)) scared. My heart was broken from losing our son last year and I didn’t know if reading birth stories was going to help or hurt – did I really want to know about other peoples birthing pains? Close calls and interventions? Surely it would just freak me out even more…. Eh, I normally loved birth stories so I went ahead and read a few. Actually, the more I read, the more relaxed I became. I can’t tell you how many I consumed in the weeks leading up to her birth! These stories not…

  • Maternity Style
    Babies,  Family,  Motherhood,  Siblings,  Uncategorized

    What’s Up Baby Bump? 31 Week ‘Bumpdate’

    I’m the absolute worst at blogging regularly and even worse at “timed” personal posts or updates. Whoops. I have yet to do any sort of baby bump-date for this little bambino and since I do enjoy looking back at the updates I had with my first two pregnancies, I wanted to make it a point to jot some things down to remember with this little girl <3 

  • Babies,  Faith,  Family,  Motherhood,  Our Story,  Parenting,  Reflection

    Happy Heavenly Birthday + A Note to Grieving Mothers After a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

    Earlier this month was our sweet baby boy’s first birthday in heaven. I really can’t believe it’s already been a year… the shortest, yet longest year of my life, for many reasons. Though we never got to bring him home, have him wear all the “little brother” shirts we had gotten for him, or snuggle on the couch as a family, we will forever hold him in our hearts and we can smile knowing he is beyond happy in heaven. I’ll be totally honest, the weeks surrounding his birthday left me emotionally drained.