This was such a fun activity for our kids ( I even had fun with it ). We took a little detour from our homeschool curriculum and decided to jump in to something our toddler has been interested in - rocks! We have this pretty decent rock collection and decided it would be fun to explore and learn more about them. Today, we learned about the difference between transparent, translucent and opaque properties using ( affordable ) portable lightboxes.Read More
Gathering materials for homeschooling or arts and crafts for kids can be a daunting task. I am a semi-crunchy mom so I am always on the lookout for non-toxic products and purchase from small shops when I can. Embracing minimalism has also led to a desire of intentional purchasing. Our goal is to aim for high quality and multifunctional products. That said, I couldn't stop running into the benefits of play-doh - but I can’t stand the smell! Our solution…Read More
Our Instagram feed is full of blankets & snuggles & here is why... This is a season of rest for us. As you may have noticed by the ongoing theme of low key moments on our feed. I want to encourage this for mamas + families that are in the postpartum season like we are. Yes . families . that . are . in postpartum . season... See..Read More
Teaching our kids to hide His word in their hearts can seem overwhelming when first starting out. I remember not knowing where to start when I had our first little girl. I wanted to do all of the things for her, and through trial and error... and many moments of feeling like I just wasn't getting through ( aka reading for 10+ minutes to a 2.5-year-old just isn't going to happen ). I have found that these are our kid's favorite ways to learn about the Bible.Read More
The birth of our third little girl was a little over a week ago - she made her debut 2 weeks early and we were not anticipating it at all. It was a beautiful ( and slightly humorous ) experience. Although our 1.5 day stay at the hospital was full of quality bonding time, support and was a fantastic experience - we were ready to get home to our other two girls.Read More
Man, two weeks early.. I wasn't anticipating her arrival, and I wasn't expecting this type of birth but my goodness it was beautiful. It wasn't beautiful because it was zen peaceful and everything went my way - because it wasn't and it didn't. It wasn't beautiful because I had a ton of documentation or photos to look at to prove it - because I didn't. It was beautiful because…Read More
Do these phrases sound familiar: "I need to work on having more patience...” or how about, "God, please give me more self-control..."?
They are definitely familiar to me and have slipped from my lips. I would say something like this, put my best foot forward, and move confidently along. At first glance, growth was miraged by my ritual efforts of improvement, until I realized I would end up right back where I started. I was officially in a rut and didn’t understand why! Friends, the struggle is real!
Determined to get to the bottom of it, I …Read More
It was time for our toddler ( Ade ) to move out of her crib, which meant we were on the hunt for a new mattress for Emm. Matt and I are a bit of nerds when it comes to mattress hunting. We take it very seriously for a few reasons….Read More
With the birth of our third girl around the corner, I have been reminiscing about the other two births and wanted to share their stories with you! Here is our Adelyn’s birth story from 2015.Read More
With the birth of our third girl around the corner, I have been reminiscing about the other two births and wanted to share their stories with you! Here is our Emilia’s birth story from 2013.Read More
When I stumbled on this swing chair - it was love at first sight! I could imagine the girls reading, relaxing and laughing on it. Since putting the chair in their room, we have been asked questions about this statement piece. Here are our answers:Read More
We put together a Capsule Wardrobe for Emm last week! We shopped online at Old Navy and H&M. It cost under $160 and includes 25 pieces of clothing. There are about 39 potential outfits.Read More
Learn about our little space on the internet, behind the name and why this is not just another mom blog. ( Oh, and why it is salted. )Read More