This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Well Beginnings. Yes, this is a diaper post sponsored by a diaper company. But don’t write me off yet! We used these diapers (Well Beginnings) at nighttime loooooooong before they sponsored this post. So it’s a natural fit for me to include them in […]
How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party (And Why You’ll Be Glad You Did)
A few weeks ago, Nate turned thirty. Some of you now think we’re old and uncool. Others may be annoyed by the fact that we’re still so young. Or perhaps you think it doesn’t matter because all couples with young kids are in the same phase of life; therefore, we’re all the same age. Regardless, […]
Gifts for New Parents — 20 Ways to Make New Moms and Dads Feel Loved
Gifts for New Parents This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Home Run Inn pizza. Five years ago was a summer of weddings. Weekend after weekend, we were at a church, park, or theater celebrating the happy day of another beautiful couple. But last summer, we didn’t go to a […]
Mommy needs sleep.
Hi there! Thanks for visiting. We’d LOVE for you to hang around! Like us on facebook, subscribe by email, or follow us on pinterest to be sure you don’t miss an update. We have two young girls. Our baby (nine months) was the most calm, happy, leaky, sleepy, and easy-going newborn I have ever met. […]
Modeling Integrity for Children–how honest do I really have to be?
I like to think I’m a pretty honest person. I want to be honest with my kids (which factors into my take on Santa). I try to tell Nate everything (poor guy). Therefore, it’s kind of embarrassing for me to talk about this, but here we go: The other day I walked out of the grocery store […]
Homemade Snow Cone Syrup
Thanks for visiting! We’d love for you to hang around. Why not like us on facebook or follow us on pinterest to be sure you don’t miss an update? **If it’s summer where you live, check out this post for summer shaved ice! Indiana’s weather is fickle. You may be able to go outside for […]
Aviation and Airplanes for Kids
Hi there! Thanks for visiting! We’d LOVE for you to hang around! Like us on facebook, subscribe by email, or follow us on pinterest to be sure you don’t miss an update. For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links to amazon. Our oldest flew for the first time on her one month birthday. She […]
To Believe or Not to Believe in Santa Claus?
Hi! Thanks for visiting! For more stories, travel tips, and hands-on kids’ activities, we’d love it if you’d like us on facebook, follow us on pinterest, or subscribe to email updates. This blog post centers on a bit of controversy in our home. For the record, I grew up believing in Santa; Nate did not. Neither of […]
Six Weeks with “Two under Two”
Two under two. Baby bunching. Two kids in diapers. I’ve been told that having little ones less than two years apart is dreadful. It means (temporarily) resigning oneself to a life that is a chaotic circus filled with poop, tears, and temper tantrums. While I was pregnant, strangers would often offer “helpful” comments such as, “You’re […]
How’s Big Sister?
After people ask us how we’re sleeping and if our little baby is healthy after her NICU fiasco, the next questions are usually about our toddler and how she’s doing as a big sister. Is she jealous? Is she gentle? Does she like the new baby? Simply put–she’s amazing. Now before I brag shamelessly about […]