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Nana’s Sauerkraut with Pork

It has been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Something about having another baby might have a bit to do with that! We have been blessed by family and friends…

Baby C's birth Story -My birth experience with my second child, a baby boy! Newborn photography

Baby C’s Birth Story

On my 27th birthday, I got the best present any mother could ask for. My second son was born! I was asked to tell his birth story (my experience), so…

Hospital Bag Take 2! What I'm taking to the hospital for the second baby, using what I learned after having the first!

Hospital Bag Round 2! What to Take and What to Leave at Home

Y’all, it’s here. I’m 32 weeks, so it is now the “optimal time” to pack the ever-dreaded Hospital Bag! The pressure is intense! (Both literally and figuratively…this baby feels like he is…

Mom Talk

Mom Talk: I Just Want to Take a Nap 

I’m 37 weeks pregnant. I feel pretty good, but I’m tired.  And I really, really would love to take a nap.  But, there is a certain 22 month old who…

DIY Door Latch Cover to help keep you baby or toddler asleep, even through shutting the door! Great sewing project for beginners!

DIY Door Latch Cover

In preparation for baby #2, I have developed a list of things I need to get and do before his arrival. One of my main concerns was getting Jman into…

Prenatal Anxiety and Depression - My story and experiences during my pregnancy with anxiety and how it is affecting my second maternity experience

Prenatal Anxiety and Depression: My Story

Anxiety and Depression: A diagnosis that some people believe in and some people don’t. It really doesn’t come to mind as being a “thing” during pregnancy; a time that is…

How to make DIY wool dryer balls! Use essential oils and vinegar to keep your laundry soft and smelling wonderful!

DIY Dryer Balls

Have you noticed that “clean living” is becoming increasingly popular? If you haven’t, I’m very impressed. When I was pregnant with Jman, I spent a good deal of time on the…

Tips for overcoming the fatigue and struggles of the first trimester

Overcome the First Trimester Slump

Pregnancy is awesome. It is a miracle and a blessing in so many ways. You get to experience the growth of a life inside of you, which is simply mind…

Second Baby Pregnancy Announcement! A creative way to share with family and friends a funny picture with the older sibling announcing your pregnancy

Pregnancy Announcement!

Yep! That’s right! Baby H #2 is on its way. Holy cow. I am definitely using this as an excuse for my recent absence from this blog. There is reason,…

Tips for Camping with a Toddler - Practical tips and hacks to make camping easy with young children. Take away the stress so you can enjoy the getaway!

How To Survive Camping with a Toddler

This past weekend was a first for us. It was the first time we went camping as a family of 3! We did survive, and honestly it wasn’t as traumatic…