Hiking With Kids: How to get started and what to bring!

One of our family's favorite things to do together is go hiking! It's something we've done together long before we had kids, and it's been such a consistent part of our family's routine that our kiddos have grown up hiking regularly. A lot of people are overwhelmed with the idea of hiking with kids, but … Continue reading Hiking With Kids: How to get started and what to bring!

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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….

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

These Days…

Today I'm 36 weeks. I'm oh-so-large and uncomfortable and ready to bring this little boy into our family. These days are moving slowly. I'm moving slowly. Our mornings have been sweet, and the boys have stayed in their jammies a little longer than usual. I'm savoring their snuggles and their smiles, knowing that my hands will … Continue reading These Days…

Saturday Thoughts

I can't remember ever being so sick in my life. I've had a horrible flu for four days now, and I've spent most of it in bed. And even in the midst of feeling so, so, so miserable, I can't help but feel grateful. Grateful that my babies are here with me and healthy. Grateful … Continue reading Saturday Thoughts

Fall Back

Daylight Savings Time used to be so much fun. Remember the pre-kid days, when you could actually use that extra hour for... sleep? I have been off my game all week. And I'm blaming Daylight Savings. The kids have been off their sleeping schedules [which means I am too]. It's been rainy, so I've been … Continue reading Fall Back

Learning to just BE

I have a tendency to look ahead. To make plans, playdates, lists, schedules, routines. When I'm doing one thing, I'm often thinking about what I need to do next. This is the way of motherhood, to some extent. As we're dressing the kids, we're planning the day in our heads. As we are doing the … Continue reading Learning to just BE