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  • This Year’s End of the Year Teacher Gifts

    Jackson just closed out his year at preschool, so we said goodbye to two amazing teachers that really did change him so much these past month. He started the year so shy, afraid to speak up in class, and typically…

  • Lent with Small Children

    Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone! For some, tomorrow marks the first day of the Lenten season. 40 days to grow closer to the cross. 40 days to dust ourselves off and clean ourselves up. 40 days to give our minds and…

  • Jackson’s Valentine’s — and a Special Valentine Snack!

    Happy Valentine’s Week!! Whether you’re deep in love, single as can be, dating the one of your dreams, or dating yourself for awhile, I hope you are feeling the love this week! This is Jackson’s first year for a school…

  • 5 Best Toddler Board Games to Get Your Through January

    We hit a stint of 20 degree days here in Kansas City and my kids and I could instantly feel all the claustrophobic feels that come along with those harsh winter days. You run into that issue of “I could…

  • Colton’s 18 month Update

    My sweet, fiesty, snuggler of a babe turns 18 months today and I’m finding myself asking that age old question, “How did this happen?!”  You get pregnant and you typically hear two things repeated over and over again.  “Are you…

  • The 12 Books of Christmas

    I’m such a sucker for Christmas traditions, and add that up with a countdown to build anticipation for the big day, and I’m 1000% in.  When I was a little girl, I used to take one of my mom’s calendars…

  • How We Do…Back to School

    I’m such a sucker for a festive start to anything new.  New Year’s Eve is my jam, I can whip up a themed breakfast for just about every occasion, and I live for Sunday’s to plan and plot the upcoming…

  • 1st Day of School Sign – Back to School Pictures

    All over social media, I’m seeing adorable first day posts with big smiles and sentimental mamas.  School buses are everywhere and I’ve got to constantly remind myself about school zones, because…cops are gonna getcha! 🙂  My little one will start…

  • Toddler Busy Bags

    Do you think that cooking a meal while entertaining toddlers is the hardest part of motherhood?  Or just a close second behind folding a fitted sheet?  In my house, with two boys ages 2 and under, keeping my guys occupied…

  • All About Colton – One Year Update

    Today’s post is all about my little one on his first birthday! Colton came into our lives on June 14, 2017 and we haven’t had a rough day since.  I was convinced I would have a difficult child since Jacks…