How Our 1st Year of Family Economy Worked

Last January, I was following Ralphie of the Simply on Purpose Instagram account and she mentioned the family economy that they do. We’d had the kids help out with household responsibilities previously, but it wasn’t quite as organized as I … Read More

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And Thus Endeth Birthday Season

Between birthday, birthday party, family pictures, Chicago wedding, Utah, furlough, recuperating from vacation, Pennsylvania wedding, birthday, birthday party, Halloween/costumes, it’s been a bit of a crazy 6 weeks.  It’s been so fun, but I’m sort of glad for a bit … Read More

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Sweet Natty, Happy, happy birthday, babystar!  The fact that you are three whole years old surprises me less than how much you’ve grown and how independent you’ve become in the last year.  As I’ve reminisced the last few days and … Read More

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And now it’s official

Until her party this weekend, it didn’t quite seem true that my baby is ONE.  But now she is!  Because those 48 hours and cake made all the difference. The day of her birthday was so so gorgeous out.  We … Read More

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1 Year

Oh, Babytrix, Happy, happy birthday!!  Is it ridiculous that I’m already starting to get teary, just at the prospect of even writing this letter (yes, yes it is)? I love how you’ve become even more playful and fun this month.  … Read More

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11 Months

Oh, Babette, It half breaks my heart and half thrills me to no end that you will be ONE in less than a month now.  Today, I held another little baby (you smiled at her at first, and then decided … Read More

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Momsonality

On Sunday morning, Dan was up about half an hour before me with the kids.  We have 9am church and even though it’s really not that early, we always always seem to be in a rush to get out the … Read More

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Toddler Screen Time

[Whoo boy, first toddler eating and now toddler screen time?  Since when did I become such a not-afraid-of-controversy blogger?  (I didn’t; I’m still deathly afraid.  This just happens to be important to me.)]A couple of months ago, Janssen posted about … Read More

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