• 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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  • Check out this adorable way to capture your growing baby!

    Five Months at a Glance {Josiah}

    October 16, 2017

    Corduroy Fox c/o A Happy Carrot Josiah’s Stats: Weight: 17lb 14oz Height: 26.75 inches Clothing Size: 6-9 Months and Size 3 Diapers Milestones Josiah is such a sweet, lovable little guy and, once again, it’s been amazing to watch him grow and change in the past month.  He’s still rolling like a champ from him…

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  • Turning Your Lack of Routine into a Routine

    October 3, 2017

      All over the internet there are posts about having a morning routine with your kids.  These posts are titled things like “How to Have the Best Morning Ever” or “A Life Changing Morning Routine.”  Since I’m all about working toward making life more intentional, I thought it would be great to figure out a…

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  • Tips for soothing sore breasts from breastfeeding

    Soothing Sore Breasts from Breastfeeding

    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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  • Wondering how to workout with a toddler at home? I have a few good tips!

    How to Workout with a Toddler at Home

    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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  • The mission of motherhood

    The Ministry of Motherhood

    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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  • How to prepare your toddler for a sibling

    How to Prepare Your Toddler for a Baby

    June 14, 2017

    The biggest thing I was afraid of while pregnant with my little Josiah was that he was going to be born and be as difficult, exhausting, and overwhelming as his older brother had been.   I am so thankful to be able to say that, so far, that is absolutely not the case!  (All the…

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  • Because everyone loves a good birth story!

    Josiah’s Birth Story

    May 19, 2017

    Introducing Josiah Garrett Kellogg Born: May 4, 2017 at 12:15 am 9lb 1oz and 21 inches long Summary – Everyone told me to prepare for baby #2 to come sooner than baby #1 did.  Everyone lied. My body hates the end of pregnancy.  I already struggle with having weak and painful joints and the round ligament…

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