• My firstborn is three! Today I'm writing him an open letter.

    A Letter to My Firstborn on His Third Birthday

    November 17, 2017

    Photos by Mandi McDougall Photography My precious Caleb, Today you are three!  Honestly, it’s unbelievable to me that I have already had you as a part of my life for three whole years.  You are beyond precious to me and I thank God every day – even the hard days – that he chose me…

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  • #ad Teaching your toddler about charity is HARD but totally worth it! Thankfully, @Huggies and @KrogerCo have teamed up in an awesome way to help us mamas teach our kids! Click through to learn more! #DiaperNeed

    How To Teach Your Toddler About Charity

    November 7, 2017

    Every so often I find myself complaining about things I don’t have or being discontent with the way things are.  When this happens, it’s important to get a reset.  I am SO blessed!  I have so much amazingness in my life – things I don’t even need!  I’m never lacking for food and clean water. …

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  • Toddler Time ~ Thankful Tree

    November 1, 2017

    Every night, when we put Caleb to bed, we go through the same routine.  Caleb gets a song while drinking his water, he is asked what he wants to thank Jesus for, we pray, he gets two more songs (yes, he’s talked us into having three songs as a part of his bedtime routine), and…

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  • Don't shy away from visiting the pumpkin patch with a toddler and baby!

    The Pumpkin Patch with a Toddler and Baby

    October 27, 2017

    I love traditions with all my heart!  As the air turns crisp each fall, I love knowing that the time to visit the pumpkin patch is upon us!  Now that Caleb’s getting older (I mean, as he himself says, he’s “almost three”), I’m doing my best to instill a love a tradition on him.  So…

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  • Toilet Paper Roll Birdfeeder - The perfect activity to do with your toddler!

    Toddler Time ~ Toilet Paper Roll Birdfeeder

    October 25, 2017

    One of Caleb’s favorite things to do is work on craft projects.  Before Josiah was born we did a craft project almost every other week or so.  Recently, though, I realized Caleb and I hadn’t done a craft project for a while.  I thought back and realized that we hadn’t done one since Josiah was…

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  • So much of life is filled with tasks that never end. There's always more laundry, always more dishes, always more stuff to do! Here's why you should find a task that has a completion!

    All the Apples

    October 23, 2017

    It’s my dream to have a garden someday.  I would love to be able to head into the backyard, pick veggies, prepare a homemade salad, and know that my family is eating healthy and chemical free food!  As we’ve been getting our backyard fixed up (Nate just put up a fence last weekend!), we’ve intentionally…

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  • It's so hard to work out with a toddler running around but, with a little creativity and getting them involved, it's totally doable!

    Working Out with a Toddler

    August 16, 2017

    Thank you, Athleta, for sponsoring this post My Workout Outfit Top: Here // Bottoms: Here Three months postpartum and I’m well on my way to getting this baby weight off.  In fact, I’m happy to say that I weigh less now than I did when I got pregnant with Josiah!  I have a long way to go…

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