MOPS Bucket List

MOPS Bucket List

Hi friends, you know how much I love my MOPS group. Who is excited for the To The Full theme at MOPS this year?  My group created  a To The Full Bucket List and I just wanted to share because it is so fun. So how are we doing this? We gave each mom a copy of this list and we are going to hang a huge copy (34"X 46") in our meeting room (as soon as...

Can we stop talking about bodies during pregnancy?

Can we stop talking about bodies during pregnancy?

Can we stop commenting on bodies during pregnancy? Let's just stop. This is me twelve weeks ago. Sixteen weeks pregnant with twins. I wasn't ready to tell anyone. But I did announce it, and you know the most common comments I keep getting? All about my body. Nothing about my heart. My last pregnancy I carried babies with a life-limiting diagnosis...

Fall Capsule Wardrobe For Toddler

Fall Capsule Wardrobe For Toddler

Hi friends, I created this budget friendly toddler boy capsule wardrobe because I LOVE capsule wardrobes and I've been meaning to do one for Tommy. Truth is we are always on a budget. I used to try to thrift all Tommy's clothes but honestly guys, it's a waste of time. Especially when Walmart has clothes for just $3.88. *I should note that I do...

weekly round-up • peaches, fair, coffee & getting minimal

weekly round-up • peaches, fair, coffee & getting minimal

Weekly round-up! This week I had no daycare kids. I missed them but it was nice to regroup, straighten the house, plan my fall ideas and have time with Tommy. I went to my mom's and she graciously taught me how to properly can peaches- amazing. Now I want to can all the things. She always uses the canning peaches method by Practical Self...

Thoughts on Having Twins After Losing Twins

Thoughts on Having Twins After Losing Twins

Hi friends, I have lots of thoughts about carrying twins after losing twins and most of it centers around-- wow and--- how. The rest of the world seems to think this is completely normal, people are excited for us, they say 'you're so lucky' and 'awe, how sweet'. I am the only one who is completely undone by God's grace for us in this. And I am....

I’m Pregnant…with twins again!

I’m Pregnant…with twins again!

Hi guys, we are pregnant! And I am still getting used to this but we are having twins again. After carrying and losing twin girls last year, we knew we wanted to have another baby as soon as possible but we could not have imagined that we would have twins again. We're not really sure who was praying asking God to give us two babies but it wasn't...

Find Yourself a Moms Group

Find Yourself a Moms Group

Find yourself a moms group. My mom was the first one to tell me to go to MOPS. I was asking her a bunch of questions about the baby I was about to have. "Just find a moms group, it will keep you sane." I thought moms group sounded...awkward. I didn't have a baby yet, I couldn't relate. All the moms at my church already had babies and their babies...

I QUIT my job

I QUIT my job

I QUIT my job. Friends, this is such a big deal to our little family and before you think, wow girl, must be nice, let me tell you how heart-wrenching, painstaking, fear evoking hard this was. Not just was, still is. We are a working class family. Blessed but we both have to work kind of family. When I first had the idea to stay home it wasn't,...

Life After Infant Loss

Life After Infant Loss

Hi friends, I haven't written much since the birth of our babies in August so I wanted to let you know how we are. All I can say is God does miraculous things with broken hearts. When I thought about life after infant loss, I thought about all the things I would not be able to do-- get out of bed, go to work, have another baby, be a good friend,...