As someone who has a seriously hard time turning away dessert, I've been determined to find a way for Evvie to enjoy a little slice of heaven. Fortunately, with many other families with our predicament, there has been no shortage of recipe substitutions that we've eagerly tested.
It seems like just about every conversation I start with friends, family, coworkers and clients as of late begins the same way, "I am just so busy (or stressed or swamped)!" I am 100% a contributor to the vocalized stress conversations. But it seems like everyone I know is stuck in this rut of running … Continue reading Celebrating the Flowers in our Lives
Parenting is a gift. I prayed and prayed for my girls and take immense joy in the fact that I have two beautiful, healthy girls to love on every minute of every day that I'm able. I understand that not everyone has the opportunity to be a Mom or a Dad and I don't take that … Continue reading Crazy Person: My “Keep Your Sanity” List
You cannot join a single Mommy Group page without at least two to three instances a day (and sometimes an hour) of mommy-bashing in relation to this singular topic: to work or to stay home. I often find myself pitying the poor Moms who are simply reaching out for advice on this topic, only to … Continue reading Loving All Moms: Stay-at-Home and Working
I call this an Operation because it really is with me. I am Type-A, there's no doubt about that. But my organization is not the clean, put together type. I think you can call it... organized chaos, really. I've always been the type of person that never stops moving. But that doesn't mean I really get things … Continue reading Operation Organization
Every parent talks about how "time just flies by." Or, "You blink and they're grown up." Yes, it's true and it's been said to death. You get it. But DAAAAANG. When you have two kids (or more) and your maternity leave life revolves around feeding (nursing the little or snacks/lunch/dinner for the eldest), changing butts … Continue reading Maternity Leave: OVER and OUT
In continuation of our Christmas gift-giving theme, I want to share some inspiration for gifting the littles in your life. (Did you miss our last post on gifts for HER, if so, you'll want to check it out.) The look of excitement on your child(ren)'s face(s) on Christmas morning is something that simply cannot be … Continue reading Christmas with Littles: Santa’s Gift Ideas for Infants/Toddlers
As I sit here writing this post, there's a beautiful, golden-skinned, brown-haired baby fast asleep next to me. Today was Collins' due date, but she graced us with her presence last Thursday, making her officially one week old! Moms love sharing their birth stories, so what better platform to share ours than through our blog. … Continue reading Welcoming Collins Claire: Evvie Graduates to Big Sister!
My baby turned two this past weekend. I reiterate. TWO. Two whole years have moved quicker than any other year(s) of my life.* Maybe it's the hormones or maybe it's just a reality of parenthood, but a little piece of me just hasn't been able to move on from the heartbreak reality that your children … Continue reading The Terrible (and Wonderful) Twos
Today, I sit typing away on a quiet Sunday morning with gray skies, sprinkles and cooler temperatures. It's actually been "cooler" (as in, not 90+) in St. Louis for the past few days and it's a nice reminder that the fall is quickly approaching. And with the re-emergence of Fall, it's a gentle reminder that … Continue reading Pregnancy and Preparation the Second Time Around