10 Things You Need to Know About Your Baby’s Car Seat

Posted in Babies, Baby Care, Baby Gear, Motherhood, New Mommy Series
on August 16, 2017

A baby’s car seat is one of the most important and often most expensive purchases new parents will make.  And, guess what?  That’s ok.  What new mommy or daddy wants to cut corners when it comes to their baby’s safety.  No one I know.

But, do you know how to install that fancy shmancy car seat?  Do you know to secure your purse and other items in your car before driving because they could potentially harm your baby in a car accident?  Or, did you know that those adorable mirrors in the back seat that help you keep an eye on your little one can distract from the road worse than texting and driving?

Today I’ll share all these tips and tricks for car seat safety with you.  They just may save your baby’s life.

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Cultivating An Intentional Life: When Your Mess Becomes Your Ministry

Posted in Coffee Break Series, Inspiration
on July 26, 2017

Have you ever looked at your life and thought about what your ministry could be?  What special gifts and talents do you have that could help others grow and be encouraged?  Are you afraid to let your mess become your ministry?

One night as I was out picking up dinner for us, I reflected back on my day and was just simply thankful.  My mind was whirling with blogging ideas {as it is most of the time}; the changing colors of the sunset were beautiful; and I just felt joy.

I relished in that moment, because there were some pretty dark days in my life when I wondered if I would every laugh again or feel thankfulness or joy.  But, sharing my story through blogging has given me some purpose in that pain, and helped me heal.

Here’s the story of how God turned my mess into my ministry, & how He can do that for you too….

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10 Must-Have Items You’ll Need When Taking Your Newborn Baby Home

Posted in New Mommy Series
on July 19, 2017
Newborn Must Haves

Having a brand new baby is one of the most exciting, meaningful times of your life.  After working with thousands of mommies and babies over the last 10 years, I know that there are several items that moms say they wished they’d had when they took their babies home.  These 1o simple ideas will be life-savers for your first-time moms.  These are baby-tested and mom-approved!  Enjoy!

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Life Lately: The Color Run Dream Tour, Lunch At Sidetrack, & A Giant Strawberry Shortcake

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on July 4, 2017

My family & I love doing The Color Run every summer.  It’s become one of my favorite yearly traditions, and this years Dream Tour was nothing short of amazing.  The weather was perfect.  The sherbet colors of yellow, purple, blue, and coral pink were new and different.  And, the party at the finish line was extra fun.

The Color Run is the best family 5K in my opinion. Here’s why we love it so much, and why I’m sure you will too!

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15 Delicious S’mores Recipes To Enjoy This Summer

Posted in Pinterest Projects, Recipe Collection
on July 3, 2017

There is no snack that screams summer more than ooey-gooey s’mores!  S’mores are my husbands favorite treat during the summertime, & all year long for that matter. So, I set out to find the most scrumptious s’mores recipes of all time.  From s’mores pie, to cookies, to cheesecake….anything and everything s’more is right here.  Yum!

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The Dog Bowl, Glow Balloons, & Bubble Tea- Our Memorial Day Weekend in Frankenmuth

Posted in Life Lately
on June 29, 2017

I love going to the Dog Bowl and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn every Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Frankenmuth is like Michigan’s own “little bravaria”.  When you drive into town it feels as though you’ve just driven into the German hillside.  There are cheese shops, famous fried chicken, the Bavarian Belle, shops, & lots of fun activities throughout the year.

Memorial Day Weekend up in Frankenmuth is like a big giant kick-off to summer for us, & I’d love to share it with you.

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Cultivating What Really Matters: How to Grow An Intentional Life

Posted in Inspiration
on June 27, 2017

Cultivating means “to prepare, break up, raise or grow, acquire or develop…to pay attention”. Typically, cultivating refers to growing crops, tilling the soil, and watching good things grow.  In Lara Casey’s  newest book, she encourages us to Cultivate an Intentional Life with grace and a whole lot of faith.  She discusses how tending to our heart, mind, and soul are similar to tilling soil, and that in the dark and messy places of our journey is often where beautiful things grow.

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20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life

Posted in Blogging Resources {For Mommypreneurs}
on June 19, 2017
20 Blog Posts that changes my life, & my blog's 1st birthday party...

Wow!  That title, “20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life”, is a pretty hefty statement.  But, all I can say is, these next 20 blog posts I’m going to share with you have completely changed mine, because today I’m celebrating my 1 year Bog Birthday!  Can you believe it?  Exactly one year ago today I pushed “publish” on my very first blog post, and held my breath.  Every day since has been filled with creativity and inspiration all thanks to you, my readers!  Can I call you that?

Well, anyways, I’d like to share with you today the 20 posts you all loved over this past year.  Can you guess which ones they are?  Will your favorite be on this list?  Let’s check it out and see?

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A Letter To My Husband This Father’s Day

Posted in Family Traditions, Infertility, Inspiration
on June 18, 2017
How to honor hopeful daddies this Father's Day who are also going through infertility.....

To my husband on this Father’s Day, all I can say is, “thank you”.  Thank you for loving me despite my faults, & being patient as we wait for our miracle. To my husband & all the husbands out there who are courageously standing by their wives as they battle infertility….Happy Father’s Day to you.  ‘Daddies In Waiting’ are just as important and special as ‘Mommies In Waiting’.  Here’s my salute to you…

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Blogging Behind The Scenes: May Progress Report

Posted in Blogging Resources {For Mommypreneurs}
on June 13, 2017

Some bloggers call these kinds of posts “Income Reports” where they share how they are maintaining their blogging business.  I really enjoy reading these posts, because I learn so much about how to maintain a good website.  These posts give me a front row seat into fellow bloggers lives, & I learn how they run their blogs and earn money.  These posts also help me as a new blogger know where to focus my time and energy.

So, without further adieu, I’d like to share with you my May Progress Report.  I actually could call this post an Income Report since last month I actually made “real money”.  But, until my blogging income is more consistent, I’ll stick to calling these “Progress Reports”.

I hope that you are able to learn something new here today about how to start and maintain a website.  It’s always a work in progress…pun intended!  And, I’m constantly learning new things & trying new methods.  So, here goes….

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