the last few weeks…

i can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since we brought samson home! it’s been an absolute joy getting to know our new little guy. it’s funny how complete everything felt a few months ago with just eleanor, yet having samson here reminds me everyday just how incomplete it really was… he is the perfect little addition to our family.... Read more

father’s day.

with all this wonderful talk on the blog about moms and motherhood the past few days, i find it extra fitting that we get to celebrate fathers everywhere today! josh and i both feel very lucky to have such exceptional fathers in our own lives, and seeing my man take on the role of ‘papa’ in our house over the past year and a half or so has been nothing short of wonderful.... Read more

guest post // motherhood. from shawni pothier

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“Yesterday I was in one of those ‘woe is me’ moods because despite my most valiant efforts to teach them differently, my sweet children think dirty socks go on the floor in the kitchen. And they think the place for their discarded drawings and papers is strewn across the counter. And they are dramatic. And I didn’t have the one ingredient I needed for dinner I thought I had so our schedule got all messed up, and I was late to take the girls to gymnastics again and I had to wait on hold with the health insurance forever and got disconnected twice which makes me mad.... Read more

rockstar giveaway! (closed)

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today we have a huge giveaway in store for you from our sponsor,! is offering one reader a chance to win their dream shopping collection (up to $500!) to enter, please visit and start creating your own dream shopping collection! then come back here and comment below linking to it. since babies tend to be on my brain these days, i put together a small collection here with my favorite baby products if you’d like to see (but your collection can be of anything you like!) the winner will be drawn at random and announced this friday.... Read more