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About Me

Wife to an amazing, thoughtful, loving man. Mother to a fiesty 2 year old boy, that definietly lives by the definition of a boy. Rough and tumble mixed with loving and kind. Mother to an angel too perfect for this world. Enneagram 9, learning more about me and growing along side my babies. I love learning, reading, and healthy living to a point, I do love my chocolate and drink way more coffee than is normal. I also love essential oils, DYI crafts and journals.

I’m a newbie to this stage in my life, being only married three and a half years, one when I started blogging. When I started we were waiting for our first baby. Now he is 2, and we have another in heaven. My husband started in ministry those few years ago and we are still learning so much in that area. Everything is still new, still exciting and always chaotic…

2 Year Sleep Regression

Naptime is a mom’s best friend. Those few precious hours to clean or shower or nap. For those working from home, it’s those few hours to...

Camping with Toddlers: 12 Must-Haves

This past weekend we went camping. Thursday-Sunday, just a quick trip. It was last minute, packing within a couple of hours, and off we...

5 Ways to Support a Small Business

I grew up in a small business. My parents owned a restaurant when we were younger. I saw the late nights, the struggles, the joy in owning...

Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Oils

Pregnancy and Labor These products made a huge difference in my pregnancy and labor experience. You can find the full recipes here with my...

What the Covid-19 Pandemic Taught Me

Anyone else feel like their day to day didn’t really change? Yet somehow choosing to stay home with your kids is different than being told...

Our Bedtime Routines

Bedtimes can be rough. Throw in changing schedules, routine disruptions, sleep regressions and everything else...

Maternity leave is over, now what?

17 months I was home, the first 5 months before he was born I was alone and couldn’t wait to go back to work. The 12 months, being home...

Healthy Eating With Toddlers

Let's talk about healthy eating with toddlers! A couple of weeks back I had a question box going for lunch suggestions for...

Malachi’s First Birthday: Party on a Budget

A few months late, and by a few I mean 7, but I finally got around to writing about my son’s first birthday. First...

Blogging: Being Accountable and Staying True

I’m back at it. Blogging. I took the summer off. I wasn't a small business owner. I hardly posted on social media, therefore...

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5 Ways to Support a Small Business

I grew up in a small business. My parents owned a restaurant when we were younger. I saw the late nights, the struggles, the joy in owning and running your own business. As I grew up we worked alongside them, the long hours, behind the scenes. I started my own little...

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Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Oils

Pregnancy and Labor These products made a huge difference in my pregnancy and labor experience. You can find the full recipes here with my story about using them. Pregnant Mama Sleepy Blend (Diffuser) 2 drops lavender + 2 drops Gentle Baby Labor Massage Oil 3 drops of...

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What the Covid-19 Pandemic Taught Me

Anyone else feel like their day to day didn’t really change? Yet somehow choosing to stay home with your kids is different than being told you HAVE to stay home? Or now that you are home you’re expected to have lists and goals and you should be crushing them? That...

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Our Bedtime Routines

Bedtimes can be rough. Throw in changing schedules, routine disruptions, sleep regressions and everything else that can go wrong. Having a bedtime schedule, something that tells them, even from a young age...

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Maternity leave is over, now what?

17 months I was home, the first 5 months before he was born I was alone and couldn’t wait to go back to work. The 12 months, being home WITH my son, I didn't want to leave. Waking up with a vague idea of what the day would be, small routines, but nothing major. Having...

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Healthy Eating With Toddlers

Let's talk about healthy eating with toddlers! A couple of weeks back I had a question box going for lunch suggestions for a toddler. (I got some great ideas I shared them later in my stories. You...

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