marriage

Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I

Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I Before we had kids, my husband and I went to bed all snuggled up each and every night. I liked rolling in toward him and being embraced by his big, strong arms. It was a warm, comforting way to fall asleep at night. Goodness, I know! So sappy. Those… Continue reading Sometimes Marriage is Hard: Part I

Home

Modern Boys’ Batman Bedroom (the finished room reveal)

Room Reveal! A Modern Batman Shared Bedroom When we moved into our home this past November, we saw SO much potential here. We also knew we wanted to update most spaces in the home--some with just fresh paint and some area (like the kitchen and bathrooms) we planned to more fully renovate. But, like I… Continue reading Modern Boys’ Batman Bedroom (the finished room reveal)

Reflections

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 4

For the final installment in my "Surprises of Motherhood" series, I asked a fellow #boymom Eleanor Rooke to share what has been the biggest surprise for her in motherhood. I met Eleanor while we were undergrad students at Wheaton College and I wish I would have gotten to know this gem of a person better… Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 4

Things I Love

What It’s Like to Do a Family Mini-Session with Two Little “Rapscallions”

Take an Inside Look at Our Mini-Session with Genevieve DeVries Photography! We've taken to often referring to our boys as "rapscallions," which is quite fitting since it basically means a wild, mischievous little rascal. If you know us personally or have been following along on here or Instagram, then you know our two boys--Everson (almost… Continue reading What It’s Like to Do a Family Mini-Session with Two Little “Rapscallions”

Reflections

Today I am…

Today I am feeling like a bad mom. We are on day 12.5 of Christmas vacation. The boys fighting seems to be increasing as my patience is decreasing. Simply put, we are not coexisting very well together right now. I'm newly back into the full-time stay-at-home-mom gig and remembering just how hard this is. I'm… Continue reading Today I am…

Reflections

Breathing in the Ordinary + Choosing Joy

It’s an ordinary Tuesday evening aside from the fact that we upped our Taco Tuesday game with steak tonight. I can hear Nick upstairs with the boys, bathing them, brushing their teeth and occasionally yelling, “stop hitting your brother!”. Now he’s finishing off the bedtime routine with some of his beloved made-up stories. Everson lives… Continue reading Breathing in the Ordinary + Choosing Joy

Travels

Yes, Detroit really should be on your travel destination list. No, I didn’t feel unsafe while there.

Weekend Getaway: Detroit Edition *image above via Trumbull & Porter Have You Heard? Detroit is the New Black *image above via Detroit is the New BlackEven though I've never been a Detroit resident, I feel a connection to this city that many of my great grandparents called home when they immigrated from Ireland to the… Continue reading Yes, Detroit really should be on your travel destination list. No, I didn’t feel unsafe while there.

Reflections

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 3

For the third installment of my "Surprises of Motherhood" series, I asked my close friend and small group leader, April Knapp, to share with us what has surprised her about motherhood. April is a homeschooling mama to three kids with her fourth baby on the way. She is one of the most industrious, handy, and… Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 3

Home

Modern Batman Boys’ Bedroom Update

Everson and Adler have been sharing a bedroom for quite awhile now. In our old house, we started having them share a bedroom so that we could make our 3rd bedroom into a guest bedroom/office. Now that we are in our new house and have 4 bedrooms, the boys technically could have their own rooms.… Continue reading Modern Batman Boys’ Bedroom Update