Reflections

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 2

This week I am continuing the "Surprises of Motherhood" blog series and I'm SO excited to introduce you guys to a blogger-friend of mine, Cyndi Beer. I met Cyndi through Instagram actually and she's become one of my favorite mamas to follow along on the 'gram. Cydni cares deeply about her faith, her family and… Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 2

Reflections

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 1

Today, I'm kicking off a series on the topic of "The Surprises of Motherhood." I've lined up some amazing guest writers who will be sharing on this topic over the next few weeks, starting today with Anna Trivits, a dear friend from my childhood. Anna somehow found time to graciously gift us with a blog… Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 1

Reflections

Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

Motherhood has been much harder than I ever expected it to be. Truth be told, I had a very flowery idea of parenting before I actually became a mom. I had done a lot of babysitting before having kids of my own and I always loved being around kids. Somehow I thought that meant I… Continue reading Motherhood: Expectations Vs Reality

Reflections

What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

Have you ever wondered how could you possibly love another baby as much as you love your first child? After college I babysat two adorable, creative, precocious little girls who were about two years apart. I remember their mom mentioning that before having her second she worried if she could ever love another baby as… Continue reading What You Should Know Before Having Your Second Child

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The Tale of Two Houses

I have some exciting news to share with you guys! As of 3:24pm today...we are officially under contract (!!) to buy a beautiful, renovated home in Eastown aaaand we are under contract to sell our home here in Ottawa Hills. If you aren't from Grand Rapids, these are two southeast Grand Rapids neighborhoods that are super… Continue reading The Tale of Two Houses

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5 Reasons I (don’t) Love My Period

I have to admit that I’m a complete mess one week out of every month. Not a hot mess - there is nothing hot about me when I’m on my period. Just a train wreck of a mess. I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty sure that means I am a complete disaster for one QUARTER… Continue reading 5 Reasons I (don’t) Love My Period

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Making Mom Friends 101

Can I be your friend?"  Making friends came pretty naturally to me when I was a young, outgoing little kid. My strategy was simple and straight to the point. I'd say, "Hi, I'm Peggy. Want to be my friend?" Usually that worked. Friendliness + confidence + a desire to connect = friendship. It was a simple… Continue reading Making Mom Friends 101