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aren’t you a bit chubby for that skirt?

aren’t you a bit chubby for that skirt?

I remember the exact moment when I learned I was a chubby little girl.  I must have been somewhere in the 6-8 year old age range, but really that part doesn’t really matter.  We were at a church picnic, I was wearing a demin skirt […]

dear hunter {year 4}

dear hunter {year 4}

I remember the evening you were born. After a tiring 24 hours of labor, the most beautiful boy was laid on my chest. The instant love for you was strong and just keeps getting stronger. Yesterday on your 4th birthday, I held you close and […]

nova’s birth story {part 2}

nova’s birth story {part 2}

If you haven’t read the first half of Nova’s birth story, be sure to go back and check that out and then come back here for more. I left off with us heading down from our bedroom to leave for the hospital.  When we got […]

nova’s birth story {part 1}

nova’s birth story {part 1}

I’ve had almost a month to collect my thoughts and emotions around Nova’s birth and I’m excited and ready to share Nova’s birth story!  Today is part one, next week will be part two.  I love that each of my kiddos births have been different […]

and then there were five

and then there were five

{{check out the end of the post for the Aurorae yoga mat flip flop giveaway winner}} Our family changed in the best way possible 10 days ago when we welcomed Nova into our world. When she was 2 days old we brought her home and […]

welcome baby girl nova sienna!

welcome baby girl nova sienna!

Yesterday we welcomed the third addition into our family – Nova Sienna!      Nova, you came into this world in a flash.  Much quicker and sooner than I was expecting (1 day before your due date!), but I am so glad to have you here […]

dear zoe {year two}

dear zoe {year two}

Dear Zoe, Yesterday you turned two.  HOW are you two already now? We spent the morning at your two year check up (sorry for the shot).  You were incredibly snuggly and shy and I loved holding you and keeping you safe and close.  You are […]

real food loving kids: give them the power of choice

real food loving kids: give them the power of choice

If having your kids in the kitchen cooking with you doesn’t sound relaxing or they just don’t have interest in it, another way to get them involved with food is at the grocery store. For quite a while I was doing the big weekly grocery […]

how to feed your toothless baby real food

how to feed your toothless baby real food

At 16 months I don’t really think of Zoe as a baby anymore.  She’s walking, talking, independent and already sharing her opinion (loudly) whenever she gets the chance.  She is so full of personality!  The only area that’s still baby-like is her mouth.  The girl […]

on your third birthday {Hunter}

on your third birthday {Hunter}

At 3…. You love being outside, picking up rocks, sticks, flowers, dirt and whatever else you can get your hands on. I love that I get to see your adventurous side and that you choose nature over TV any day. You love your sister and […]