Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) Granola Bars

  If you've ever had a picky eater in your household, you know the angst of trying to get them to branch out. Our picky eater would eat the same meal for lunch and dinner every.single.day. if we let him: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Seriously, this kid LOVES his PB&Js. I'm constantly working … Continue reading Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) Granola Bars

15 Sewing Projects to Help You Get Organized!

Happy New Year! I love when things start fresh... new years, new seasons, new school years, new notebooks. As we're starting 2017, I'm doing a huge purge of my house. We moved into our new (old) home last February, and in that time I'm realizing all the stuff that we don't need - or want … Continue reading 15 Sewing Projects to Help You Get Organized!

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

Real Mom Confessions: How to End the Toothbrushing Battle

                                   I think it's fair to say that parents everywhere have experienced the same struggle at least a time or two: the dreaded tooth brushing battle! Whether it be a toddler who refuses to open her mouth or a … Continue reading Real Mom Confessions: How to End the Toothbrushing Battle

Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial

We're preparing for baby number five over here, and while we have most of the big things, there are a few things I've had on my to-make list. Somewhere along the line, I lost our portable diaper changing mat, and I really missed it with my fourth baby! And since you spend about thirty trillion … Continue reading Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial

Keeping the Kids Busy This Summer

Summer has officially begun, and you may be thinking of ways to keep your kiddos busy. We use screens really sparingly around here, but sometimes I just want something quick to occupy my boys. And if I don't have something on hand, it's super easy to fall back on iPads and Netflix. That's why I'm so glad … Continue reading Keeping the Kids Busy This Summer

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

15 Gifts for Crafty Kids

If your kids are anything like mine, gifts that encourage creativity are always a safe bet. They love anything that allows them to express themselves. And I never have a problem buying them sewing and crafting supplies, because we are all about raising creative kids over here. Here are 15 gifts for crafty kids, that you … Continue reading 15 Gifts for Crafty Kids