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Gift Idea: Personalized Books for Kids

I feel like I go through the same routine whenever I am in search of a gift... what can I get someone that means something? Every once in awhile I think of that perfect "something" to give as a special gift, and lately I've been on a kick giving personalized gifts to my loved ones. They're… Continue Reading →

EleanorTHREE

Eleanor turned THREE last week! So if she's three, how old am I?! ;) My "baby" is a far cry from a baby anymore, and I'm loving this new stage in life. Just as my mom forewarned, TWO isn't so terrible.... THREE is where the challenges really start to kick in. But today I'm not going [...]

All by myself: Shoes

At 13 months, Everly is 100% in the "I'll do it myself" stage. She's fearless, adventurous, and determined to do everything Eleanor does. The 22 months that separate my two girls mean nothing to Everly. If Eleanor can do it, so can she! Once Everly started solids, she grew weary of spoon-feeding very quickly. She's [...]

Milwaukee Art Museum

Hello there! We survived our 2 week road trip with the girls, and it feels SO good to be home. Both kiddos picked up a couple of less than ideal habits over the course of the trip (aka Everly waking to eat THREE times per night), so we're taking some time to readjust back into our [...]

The Perfect Travel Dress from prAna

Things have been pretty quiet in this corner of the blogosphere - mostly due to the fact that our family has been on the road for almost 2 weeks straight. We spent some time with my sister and her family in Iowa City before heading up to our old stomping grounds in Milwaukee. Along the way, [...]

What to expect at Swimtastic Swim School

In our family, swimming is an essential part of summer. I grew up making daily trips to our community swimming pool and Jeff spent countless afternoons at his family’s cabin on the lake. We want our girls to make the same fantastic memories of summer fun in the water, and we believe swimming lessons are [...]

Happy Morning How-To

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EveryoneSleeps #CollectiveBias As all us mamas know, a good night's sleep can make a world of difference when you have a household to run and kiddos to chase all day! And the best way to start my morning after a [...]

Traveling with two kids

The following post is sponsored by buybuy BABY as part of the Babyhood Influencer Network :) We're at a glorious stage of baby/toddlerhood where we can pack up with little effort and head out for fun daily outings without bringing along all of our earthly possessions. I have my "get out the door fast" routine [...]

My BIG {scary} Fitness Goal

Hey friends! I thought I’d take a break from mommy talk and focus a bit on a different aspect of my life - fitness! My relationship with exercise has changed dramatically over the past two years (mostly thanks to Mommy Fitness), and I now truly see it as a POSITIVE in my life. My weekly [...]

Unicorn birthday party attire

My sweet Everly is 1 year old! We celebrated with a magical unicorn birthday party last weekend, and I'm still on cloud nine. There are SO many people who hold this little girl dear to their hearts. I just love her to pieces! One year is an awesome stage. Kids at this age are just bursting developmentally [...]

Elephant and Piggie The Musical at The Rose Theater Omaha

Yesterday Eleanor and I got a rare afternoon together just the two of us! We used our time wisely and hit up the latest show playing at The Rose Theater. This marks Eleanor's fourth show at The Rose, and now anytime we start approaching downtown Omaha, she asks if we can "pleeeeeeeeeease go to The [...]

just the two {three} of us: the broken, joyful journey to becoming a mom of two

For about 22 months Eleanor and I had a club - just the two of us. We spent 682 days just her and I. Together we navigated the early sleep-deprived days of infancy as I figured out how to be her mom and she figured out how to be my daughter. We reveled in the toddler stage filled with play [...]

grassfed quick facts

I've had a lot of really neat experiences come out of my blogging endeavors, but this month I got the chance to be a part of something really cool and learn a bit along the way. I've been working with Stonyfield for over a year now, and as you know, our whole family (from the [...]

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