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When I meet new people or catch up with old friends, I do a rundown of my girls' lives. New milestones, what they're currently loving, and maybe a funny anecdote from the week. And then I draw a blank. Sometimes I'll talk about my husband and his career, but after that I'm pretty much out… Continue Reading →

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This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. If there's one word to describe our family's weekly routine, it would be "go go go!" Technically, that's three words, but you get my point ;) Between preschool, dance class, and trips to all of our favorite [...]

Why I Create With My Kids

Not a Pinterest mom? Me neither. Today I'm talking about messy, inventive, free flowing CREATING! The kind where my kids can just be kids. There are no instructions, no step-by-step guides, no exemplars, and no goals. I try to give my girls the opportunity to create every single day. Depending on the day (and how much mess [...]

Freshly Picked Giveaway

It only makes sense that baby number two gets stuck with a few mostly hand-me-downs. As a second child myself, I know the woes of "shopping" from boxes of my sister's old clothes. Everly in particular, with one older sister and two older cousins (ALL girls), is the lucky recipient of used clothes, shoes, blankets [...]

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Last week Omaha finally received a proper snow! Surviving a frigid Midwest winter is much easier with a beautiful blanket of fresh snow on the ground, and the girls and I took FULL advantage. After bundling up with boots, snow pants, hats, mittens, and coats, we enjoyed our backyard winter wonderland! Baby Evie got to take [...]

3littlepigs

Thanks to The Rose Theater for sponsoring this post - we loved our afternoon at the show! Think you know the story of the Three Little Pigs? Think again. Yesterday afternoon the girls and I enjoyed a special preview performance of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs at The Rose Theater. My little [...]

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This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Eleanor's room hasn't been a "nursery" since we moved her out of her crib when she turned two, but aside from transitioning her to a toddler bed, not much has changed over the past eighteen months! Recently [...]

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Hi mamas! I can't believe this is my 1st post of 2017 - it's almost February for goodness sakes! As for what I've been up to this past month, it's been a lot of the same old mama stuff. Balancing the status of the house somewhere between "tidy" and "tornado"... keeping Everly's insatiable appetite under [...]

Christmas Wonder

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This year's Christmas season has been one for the books! Everything about the holiday is magnified when it's viewed from the lens of my girls - they see the Christmas wonder in everything! From visiting a gingerbread village... To performing in her first Christmas program... To baking the perfect cookies for Santa... It's been an [...]

Paying it Forward with Stonyfield

As I learned during my farm tour trip out to Vermont this summer, Stonyfield is a company that has community at the heart of its mission. And this holiday season they empowered those of us in their YoGetters program to pay it forward in our own communities. Armed with a Visa gift card, we were challenged to [...]

Santa photo 2016

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Shh... Can you keep a secret? Santa let me in on a few special surprises for Christmas morning, and in the spirit of Christmas, I thought I'd share with all of you mamas juuuuuust in case you're [...]

Preschooler approved cookies

As I've said before, holidays are perfect for finding ways to connect with our kiddos. And we all know it's not really Christmas without COOKIES! But when I decided to have a baking day with Eleanor, I knew it would need to be on her terms: Things Eleanor Enjoys Pouring Stirring Taste testing Things Eleanor does [...]

My Mom Always…

My Mom Always...

As my girls get older, I find myself thinking about my own parents more and more. My childhood, our family routines, how they maintained order, and how they showed their love. There are certain things about each of my parents that are seared into my memory: My mom always cuddled me for as long as I [...]

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