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My 5 Minute Face

Gone are my days where I could spend forever sitting in front of my vanity, carefully applying layers of makeup and working on my hair. Some links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Being a fair-skinned redhead, I…… Continue reading My 5 Minute Face

Honest Parenting · Tips + Tricks

Must Haves for Newborns

Chris and I were the first ones out of our families (extended family included!) to have a kid. Now there are four kiddos and two more on the way! We had to navigate the new world of parenting on our own, and we’ve had our fair share of hits and misses. I’ve put together a…… Continue reading Must Haves for Newborns


Why Blogs are More Tempting than a Cinnabon

Well maybe not more tempting than a Cinnabon. I had the best cinnamon roll of my life just the other day at Panera Bread. I can’t turn down a cinnamon roll. If you were to give me the choice of either eating a cinnamon roll or read a blog, I’m pretty sure I’d eat the…… Continue reading Why Blogs are More Tempting than a Cinnabon

Honest Parenting

Thank God for YouTube Kids

I didn’t teach Oliver the alphabet or numbers. Neither did Chris. YouTube did. Years ago, when I was a server at Chili’s, I’d see the parents bring in their kids and give them a tablet to watch while they ate dinner. “I’ll never do that when I’m a parent,” I said. HA! My iPhone and…… Continue reading Thank God for YouTube Kids


Piper’s Birth Story + My Postpartum Depression 

I know a lot of people are saying that 2016 was a horrible year for them, and I’m one of them. From the month I became pregnant with Piper, I was sick. Not just your typical morning sickness, but truly sick. I had debilitating Hyperemesis gravidarum and I couldn’t do anything, including eating and drinking—…… Continue reading Piper’s Birth Story + My Postpartum Depression