My Journey Toward Becoming a Work at Home Mom {Part 1}


So I’ve decided something. This full-time working mom thing… yeah, it isn’t for me. I’ve been told: “it will get easier,” “it’s just part of life,” and “I did it, so you’ll be able to do it too.” While I know that these people are trying to comfort and support me, I know in my […]

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4 Ways We’re Going to Simplify the Holiday Season


The holiday season is a magical whirlwind. And it can also be way more stressful than it is supposed to be. Now that November is upon us, I’m starting to think of ways that we can create a less-fuss, simple holiday. 1. Take the holiday photo early I always keep a close eye on Groupon […]

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Breaking News: Our 9-Year Old Did His Chores… with Enthusiasm!


An amazing thing happened this past weekend with our nine-year old. He was told that there were a handful of chores that he needed to do and not only did he do all of them, but he did all of them enthusiastically. Yes, like I said, an amazing thing happened this past weekend with our […]

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Two Things I Learned from My Hair Stylist {That Have Nothing to Do With Hair}


I got my hair cut on Tuesday. This means that I got to spend a good hour with Joey, my hair stylist. Time with Joey is really a therapy session disguised as a hair cut appointment. Over the past couple years, I’ve learned quite a few things from Joey – and not just tips to help […]

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Creamy Butternut Squash Crockpot Soup

Butternut Squash Soup in Crockpot

This one combines two of my fall favorites: soup and butternut squash! Butternut squash is great comfort food. One of my favorite ways to prepare squash is cubing it and roasting it in the oven tossed with a little butter and brown sugar. Yum! I had some butternut squash on hand and wanted to make […]

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Easy Halloween Costume for Baby


I thought I’d share my Halloween costume from last year – it was one of my favorite costumes to date because it involved my 3-month old baby! I was tempted to buy a costume for Nolan because there are so many cute baby ones these days. However, I wanted to be able to wear my […]

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Back to Work After Baby: 4 Tips From One Mom to Another

Back to Work After Baby

One of my co-workers came back to work today after being on maternity leave and asked me a question that I asked myself about year ago when I returned to work: how should I be feeling? If there is one thing I’ve learned about going back to work after baby {both in experiencing it myself […]

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My Favorite Blogs {Round 1}

My Favorite Blogs

It’s been about a year now that I’ve been actively reading and following blogs. Until that point, I really didn’t realize how big the blogging community is and that I actually LIKE to read blogs… a lot! When I had Nolan about a year ago, I found that while I suddenly had much fewer hours […]

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Our Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Just like planning a vacation is almost as much fun as going on vacation, planning for a season {especially my favorite season – fall!} is nearly as fun as enjoying the season. I love to plan… and make lists. So creating bucket lists is right up my alley! Here’s a fall bucket list of things […]

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High Five Friday & iPhone Dump


‘Twas a good week – in part to a GREAT Labor Day weekend! We got to spend some time on the lake, got back into the swing of things with school starting back up, and, oh, it was my birthday too! Here are five highlights of the past week… 1 // On the Lake with […]

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