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Survey Results and Projects for 2017

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who completed last week’s reader survey. I was completely blown away by how positive and encouraging everyone’s responses were.  It’s so truly humbling to…

Making joy in January. Living a joyful life in this stage of motherhood. Advice and support for other moms.

Making Joy in January

What better time than the New Year to start new traditions here on the blog. There’s something about New Years that signifies a new beginning, a fresh start, a chance…

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Christmas Traditions: Decorating the Tree

The magic of Christmas is upon us.  And, what better way to experience the holiday season than through Christmas Traditions. This post was sponsored by At Home.  All thoughts and…

24 Stories for an Advent/Christmas Calendar Countdown (and Free Printable labels!)

Start a new holiday family tradition with an advent/Christmas calendar book countdown with 28 holiday books and free printable labels! So, this post should have been published like 2 weeks…

Easy DIY suncatcher craft for kids. Perfect gift for grandmothers and mothers for Mother's Day! Also great spring and summer outdoor craft for kids.

Kid Craft: DIY Suncatcher using Real Flowers

Happy Friday, everyone!!  We have had a pretty rough week around here.  Charlie is teething like ALL the teeth at one time, apparently.  My normally sweet, calm boy is a…

Motherhood: An Easter Reflection on Holiness

Happy Spring!!  Of course on the first day of spring, it snowed here in Pittsburgh, haha.  It really never fails.  I’m very much looking forward to warmer weather and outside…

On those crazy, exhausting, never-ending days as a mama, remember grace

Remembering Grace: Reflection for Mamas

You guys!!  I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am to write my first post.  I have been overthinking about what my first post would be, what on…