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A Season of Growth

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This post is sponsored by buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.  I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks ago that this summer has been a season of growth for Eleanor. In what feels like a blink of an eye, she's developed an incredible sense of self-confidence and independence. And sure… Continue Reading →

Around Here: August 2017

Hello hello! It's been awhile since I've done a good ol' life update, and today seems like the perfect opportunity. Our carpets are being cleaned so the girls are snuggled up with a movie in the basement, and I have a few minutes with two hands free ;) This summer has been a whirlwind of [...]

Managing an inconsistent schedule with help from Dunkin Donuts coffee

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DDIcedCoffeeToGo #CollectiveBias This Spring I started my first job outside the home since the girls were born, and while our weeks look a little different now, overall the change has been great for all of us! My gig [...]

Omaha Stroller Classes

In-between all of our standard Summer favorites, the girls and I have added a new activity to our weekly routine: stroller classes! We've been going about twice a week for the past 6 weeks, and it's safe to say that it's a high point for all three of us! I met Heather, owner of Baby [...]

Make summer break no sweat with a car kit including Tom's of Maine deodorant

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TomsofMaineDeodorant #CollectiveBias Ah, summer break is upon us! Those glorious, wonderful, special, and yes... even stressful months where the hours are long, the heat is blistering, and family together time is at an all-time high. After a bit [...]

Make Father's Day special with this adorable spinning world craft

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CelebrateAllSummer #CollectiveBias June is in full swing, which can mean just one thing: it's time to celebrate dad! Make this Father's Day extra special with an adorable craft dad will love displaying on the wall. I have the [...]

3 Steps to Summer Skin with Neutrogena

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreshSummerSkin #CollectiveBias Summer has arrived here in Nebraska, and do you know what that means?! Goodbye sweaters, goodbye scarves, goodbye snow boots - and hello summer skin!  After hiding under layers upon layers of clothing all winter long, I [...]

This post is sponsored by buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Read on to see how an awesome buybuy BABY find sparked an idea for the perfect Father's Day craft! Make Father's Day extra special with this adorable spinner craft! Remember the Skinnamarink song? I love you in the morning [...]

Testy, Trying, and TWO

This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own. My sweet Everly had a birthday last month, and my oh my, that girl is acting every bit like the two-year-old she is! I wouldn't call the two's terrible.... but I would call them trying... or testy ;) It's a battle of the [...]

My Rocking Chair

This past weekend I was invited to speak at a Mother's Day charity event. The Mother Knows Best event consisted of a group of local writers reading essays on the topic of motherhood. Thanks to my friend Jen for snapping a photo! It was a really fun evening full of hilarious and heartwarming stories. Today, [...]

These adorable DIY felt flower and bug straw toppers are the perfect kid's activity for your summer picnic!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlueLizardSummer #CollectiveBias We've officially seen the return of the sun here in Nebraska, and this mama couldn't be more excited about spending the next few months OUTSIDE with my girls! Crafting is something we enjoy year-round, but I [...]

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield through my partnership with the YoGetters program - we love our Stonyfield yogurt :) Sometimes dressing for mom life can be difficult. And honestly, with two little ladies to chase, comfort is my main concern these days! prAna was kind enough to send me one of their amazing Cali [...]

Easy Preschool Teacher Appreciation Card: Have you preschooler make this easy DIY to show how much they appreciate their teacher! The design and saying are a cute play on the shapes our little ones learn during their preschool year! "It takes a BIG heart to shape little minds!"

Show a special teacher in your life just how much they mean to you with this easy DIY preschool teacher appreciation card! It's perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos who are learning their shapes! It's Eleanor's first year of preschool, which means we're coming up on our very first teacher appreciation week! And boy have [...]

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