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Loving Our Refugee Neighbors

This past fall, we had the unique opportunity to host a refugee family for their first American Thanksgiving dinner. We were connected to this family through Treetops Collective, a local nonprofit that I've enjoyed volunteering for through social media consulting services. They asked me to write a guest blog post for their website that was… Continue reading Loving Our Refugee Neighbors

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At Home with the Theobalds {a lifestyle photography session}

  At Home with the Theobalds: Lifestyle Photography Session with Snap Studio When Deb from Snap Studio first reached out to me to see if we could collaborate, we were in the throws of moving into our new home. I looked at her Instagram feed and website and quickly knew that it would be not only… Continue reading At Home with the Theobalds {a lifestyle photography session}

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A Birthday Letter to My Snowflake

A Birthday Letter to My Snowflake You know how people critique modern day parents because they obnoxiously think their kids are all special, unique “snowflakes?” They act like their child is God’s special gift to the world and it can be rather nauseating, don’t you think? And, honestly, how can every single child grow up… Continue reading A Birthday Letter to My Snowflake

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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