A Letter to My Son on Your First Birthday

My little bitty, I cannot believe that you are one. Your first year has gone by in the blink of an eye. You have been the perfect addition to our family…we were missing a piece until you made your debut and now, with you, our puzzle is complete. I feel so blessed to have been […]


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Realistic Postpartum Body Expectations

When I got pregnant the first time I immediately took to the internet to learn all about what the next 9 months had in store for me. I learned about breastfeeding and bottle feeding, sleep training and co-sleeping. I even learned that I needed to make these really neat (and totally life-saving) post-partum pads. What […]


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Can I wear these leggings as pants?

Well, the best time of year has arrived: Pumpkin spice everything on store shelves and in the air, Hobby Lobbyselling Christmas trees well before Halloween, and the visual assault on my eyes by women who, year after year, insist on wearing leggings inappropriately. I know, I know: how many blogs can we write and read […]


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12 Signs You’ve Married a Cheapskate

Confession: I’ve married a cheapskate. Keith and I are pretty similar in most ways and are on the same page with how to handle situations at least 90% of the time without even really discussing it. Should I work after having babies? Absolutely. Should we make popcorn after dinner? DUH. Should we buy the Corvette […]


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5 Pieces of Advice to My Teen Mom Self

I’ve gotten my love for writing and chronicling our lives from my mom. I remember her writing letters for me about current events in our lives, advice, and family memoirs back before blogging was a thing and she only had a pen and paper to keep her thoughts. So naturally, I asked her to be […]


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7 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Husband

The last 5 months have been an absolute whirlwind for our family: transitioning into new businesses, moving across the country (and into my parent’s house temporarily), juggling the needs of two little people, building a house, and grooming the perfect Fantasy Football team, it’s been easy lately to let the stress of change and life […]


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20 Ways Toddlers Torture Their Parents

I will be the first to tell you that my two littles are the absolute most beautiful babies to have ever been born. (proof, for your viewing pleasure.)  They never even went through the awkward-alien-looking newborn phase. Seriously, they were born cute and have only gotten cuter ever since. The downfall to this abundance of […]


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