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Paschal Mystery – Dying to Self

Paschal Mystery - Dying to Self | Lent 2018I was asked recently to be one of five women to speak at a Lenten prayer service for women about the Paschal Mystery of Dying to Self. I had a really hard time putting my thoughts together for various reasons, and even when the event came and I got up to speak, I still was a little unsure what exactly I was going to share.

Afterwards, I was politely complimented on what I shared, but even though it was from the heart, it was unpolished and I still felt like God was calling me to put my thoughts together and connect the dots a little more thoroughly, so I spent some more time prayerfully considering this mystery and I’m laying out my additional thoughts today in writing. Read More

Our Cloth Diaper Experience (So Far)

Cloth DiapersI’ve had some questions about our experience using cloth diapers so I ran a little Instagram poll a few weeks ago and asked if you would be interested in a blog post about it, and you were! I’m excited to share a little more about our choice to use cloth, which diaper system we’re using, what we do with the poo, and what products help make cloth diapering a little easier for us.

Before I get into things, I am not a cloth diapering expert, I don’t think cloth is the best choice for every family, and we’ve only been doing this for a few months with a breastfed baby so it’s been pretty easy so far. We still have a long way to go before this babe is out of diapers, and I know things will get worse when we introduce foods. Read More

Athleisure Look + The Hardest Part of Motherhood So Far


Outfit Details: zip hoodie | t-shirt | blackout leggings (great coverage!) | sneakers (love these ones too)| stroller travel system | baby boy fleece jumpsuit

Since I’m only posting twice each week, I have been trying to focus more on quality content and sharing more meaningful posts. Today I wanted to share this simple athleisure look (boy, and I glad I get to be a mom during the athletic wear trend) but also some thoughts on what I feel like has been the hardest part of being a mom so far.

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Our Favorite Newborn Products + 3 Month Update


How is my little boy already three months old? During my pregnancy, another mama wisely warned me not to wish away any stage. She said, don’t wish away your last weeks of pregnancy, don’t wish away the nighttime feedings, or teething, or potty training. The days are long but the weeks are fast. Truer words have never been spoken.

Some days feel like a continuous cycle of feedings and diaper changes, but the weeks go by so quickly.

Today I wanted to share a little update on how things are going with me and with Benjamin, but I also wanted to share some products that we really loved during the first three months. Read More

How to Fold an Infant Onesie

How to fold an infant onesieI can’t tell you how excited I was to wash and organize baby clothes when I was pregnant. After tidying and organizing my entire home (including my wardrobe) using the KonMari method from Marie Kondo, I was curious how to tackle baby clothes, since that’s not a specific topic covered in the book.

I use Marie Kondo’s suggested method of folding clothes (you can watch her how-to video here) for most of my wardrobe and also my husband’s wardrobe. But, like I mentioned, she doesn’t really cover children’s clothing.

Obviously, some baby clothes can be folded similarly to full-size clothing, like pants for example. But what about the teeny tiny infant wardrobe? What about the elusive onesie with the little snaps at the bottom?

Determined to take my organizing obsession to new heights, I set out for an answer. I was so proud when I figured out the best way to fold an infant onesie, and I’m excited to share it with you. Read More