Planning a Family Vacation Without Losing Your Mind (plus FREE packing list printable!)

                                      Summer is here! Schools are letting out and everyone starts thinking about pool days, park time, and family vacations! When you're planning a vacation with kids, it can be easy to stress about lots of details: … Continue reading Planning a Family Vacation Without Losing Your Mind (plus FREE packing list printable!)

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A Baby to Snuggle

If you follow me on Instagram, you've heard the news, but I've neglected to share it here. Baby five has arrived! Little Ezra joined us about two months ago, though it feels like he's always been a part of our family. He spends his days being adored by his big brothers. And I spend my … Continue reading A Baby to Snuggle

Something New is Coming….

Or rather, someone. ;) This October we will be welcoming baby number five into our home! We are so excited to bring this new little miracle into the world. We'll be finding out the baby's gender later this month, but I'll refer you to this post if you're wondering my thoughts on possibly having a fifth … Continue reading Something New is Coming….

Finding the Lovely in the Chaos

Motherhood is a chaotic business. Each day is filled with noise, lots of messes, and countless challenges. The days can be monotonous and exhausting. When faced with all the chaos, sometimes it can feel anything but lovely. Some days it's easier just to focus on the challenges. To simply clean up the messes, change the … Continue reading Finding the Lovely in the Chaos

An Ordinary Day in the Life

Last week, I woke with a long day ahead of me. My husband was out of town and the dangerously cold temperatures were going to keep us cooped up inside all day. I was faced with a choice: I could watch the hours drag on or I could capture the moments of the day, monotonous and … Continue reading An Ordinary Day in the Life

Crockpot Chicken and Easy Family Dinner Ideas

This time of year, I spend extra time sewing, wrapping, and prepping for all the holiday craziness. I find myself wishing for a couple extra hours in the day, especially that hour before dinner. Seriously, my kids turn into CRAZY people right before dinner. Is that just at my house?? This is why I need a couple … Continue reading Crockpot Chicken and Easy Family Dinner Ideas

Summer Fun for Kids: DIY Pool Noodle Sailboats!

For our family, summer = lake. We live near Lake Michigan (which is amazing) and we vacation every year with my family at a small lake in northern Wisconsin. When I was packing up our swim toys, I had a great idea: this year we would make pool noodle sailboats! Simple, inexpensive, and hours of fun. … Continue reading Summer Fun for Kids: DIY Pool Noodle Sailboats!

Create your own Summer Essential Car Kit

Summer days in our house are filled with play dates at parks and splash pads, zoo days, road trips, and spontaneous stops to get frozen custard. Over the years, I've gotten smart and have begun carrying some essential supplies in the car for the inevitable messes and to avoid as many meltdowns as possible. Because nothing … Continue reading Create your own Summer Essential Car Kit