Hi Friends! Checking in with part 2 of our grocery budgeting strategies. Over the years I’ve dabbled in a lot of different ways to “meal plan” including meal boxes, meal prepping websites that provide you the week’s recipes, making my own recipes for the week, etc. There are a LOT of great resources and strategies out there, but for me, the strategy that works best for me is reverse meal planning. (full disclaimer that if you aren’t super comfortable in … Read More
Hi friends! Checking in today with a topic that I’ve been sharing more about on Instagram and getting SO many questions about: grocery budgeting! I’ve gotten lots of questions from you all about our grocery budgeting process, which has been fairly new to us, too, but something I’ve wanted to get a handle on for a while. Step 1: Know Your AverageIf you want to make an effective grocery budgeting strategy, my first step is to know what you are … Read More
Now that I’ve officially weaned Truett (about a month ago at 14 months old) I wanted to share my perspective having fed three babies three different ways. When I was a new mom – and even the third time around – I was not prepared for how many opinions and how much emotion was wrapped up in how we as mothers decide to feed our babies. There is SO much pressure, isn’t there? Internal pressure, pressure from family members and … Read More
Hi Friends! I know I talk about Beautycounter a LOT because it’s genuinely what I use and love for 95% of the products that I put on my body. But! I do have a few products that aren’t Beautycounter, so today I am sharing a round-up of my non-Beautycounter self care favorites. Everything from my favorite new weighted blanket (because good sleep is the ultimate self-care!) to a clean bubble bath that I use nearly every night. I hope this … Read More
This year I’m nearly done with Christmas shopping for the kids! I made a very intentional list – along with prices and who was getting what – and edited the list a bit, too, and then I got to shopping. Between Target’s deal right now (spend $100 on kids toys and save $25) and Amazon Prime Day (today and tomorrow) I found a lot of great deals on items I was already planning on buying. But! since I was shopping … Read More
Today marks a year from Truett’s heart surgery. I don’t really know where the last year went – both the longest and shortest time – but some days when I think back, I still feel like our time in Michigan was just yesterday.
We are headed back to school later this month. Collins will be in 3-year-old preschool and Ainsley is starting her first year of Elementary school as a kindergartener! Where does the time go?!
Hi Friends! Today I’m talking all about kids in glasses. Six months ago, I had ZERO experience with kids in glasses and now six months later I have two of my three kids rocking glasses.
I’m getting ahead of the game this year and doing my holiday shopping early. And while I’m doing that shopping, I wanted to make sure to get ahead of the gift guides and provide you with some of my favorite gifts for different people in your life. First up? My gift guide for the woman in your life – be it a friend, your mom, sister, mother-in-law, etc. Basically the list below is me rounding up my favorite of favorite … Read More
Hello, friends! It’s been a WHILE hasn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without posting to the blog since the very beginning of blogging, but then again I’ve never had a month like the month of August. From the beginning, I’ve always had a goal in this space of sharing transparently, but also not blogging before I’ve had time to process what I’m blogging about. So in that spirit, I’ve had to take some time away before … Read More
I’ve had this post brewing in my head for quite some time, but finding the words to write about something so joyful yet so challenging has felt nearly impossible. How do you find the words to write about something that feels so real, yet so self-indulgent at the same time? As a momma who has walked through miscarriage three times, I know as well as most what it means to long for a big, round belly. Each time I’ve been … Read More
Snuggle Me Organic Newborn LoungerFull disclaimer: This product isn’t designed for evening sleep, but I found having a newborn lounger of some type was great for daytime napping around the house. We used a different newborn lounger last time, but it was pink and covered in hearts so we upgraded this time around to something more appropriate for baby boy. Owlet Smart Baby Sock I thought about buying this smart sock monitor for Collins last time around, but at the … Read More