• Should I go to OMSI with a Toddler?

    September 11, 2017

    The day we headed to Portland for our vacation was an absurd 105 degrees.  Our original goal had been to take Caleb to the zoo that afternoon but not only did we not want to be walking around outside in that weather, they also shut the zoo down early that day due to the heat!…

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  • Caleb’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Bedroom

    September 7, 2017

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChoosePlaytexBaby #CollectiveBias Caleb, like many kids, is obsessed with all sorts of automobiles.  He loves trains, is fascinated by airplanes, and would ride on tractors all day, every day if we let him!  When I was planning his big boy…

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  • Four Months at a Glance {Josiah}

    September 6, 2017

    Corduroy Fox c/o A Happy Carrot Josiah’s Stats: Weight: ??? Height: ??? Clothing Size: 6 Months and Size 3 Diapers Milestones This has been the most fun month to watch as my little guy is learning new things every day!  Like I said last month, Josiah rolled over the day before he turned three months from his back to his…

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  • Tips for Soothing Sore Breastfeeding Nipples

    September 1, 2017

    Photos by Mandi McDougall Photography.  Affiliate links are used in this post. When I was pregnant with Caleb I worried about all sorts of first time mom things that the planner in me couldn’t plan for.  One of my worries was that I wasn’t going to be able to nurse my precious baby for one…

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  • We Know What to do at the Fair

    August 28, 2017

    Nate and I tend to err on the side of being more minimalist people.  I definitely wouldn’t say that we’re minimalist in the true sense of the word but we hate clutter.  We love getting rid of things that aren’t useful or don’t bring us joy.  We hate spending money on stuff.  (Make sure you…

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  • Cannon Beach, Oregon with a Toddler and Baby

    August 23, 2017

    Nate and I love to travel!  We try our hardest to go on an adventure every summer and, now that our boys are in our lives, we want to start fueling their love of travel as well.  As much as we would have liked to have taken our boys on some glamorous vacation this year,…

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  • Three Months at a Glance {Josiah}

    August 18, 2017

    Corduroy Fox c/o A Happy Carrot Josiah’s Stats: Weight: ??? Height: ??? Clothing Size: 3-6 Months and Size 2 Diapers Milestones Josiah rolled over once the day before he turned three months!  He’s been shimmying and laying on his side for quite a while but he finally got up the momentum to turn all the way from his back to…

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  • Motherhood is a Ministry

    August 14, 2017

    I’ve always dreamed of doing big things.  I entered college with the dream of getting my Bible education and then heading to Africa to live a rustic life and bring many people to the Lord.  Through my time in school God used many circumstances to show me that was not where he wanted me.  Instead,…

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