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5 Reasons Woodland Mall Makes My #MomLife Better

Let's Talk about Why I Love Woodland Mall When I was a teenager I loved shopping at the mall on the weekends. Little did I know that the mall would become a mainstay in my life as a mom. When Everson was two-years-old, we moved back to Michigan and I found out I was pregnant again.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Woodland Mall Makes My #MomLife Better

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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

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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)

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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

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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”

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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…

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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