Saying YES to the Mess

Saying YES to the Mess!

Sorry, but I don’t like messes! I strip my toddler naked before nearly every meal. I cringe at the thought of flour being thrown everywhere as I try to bake. And I steer clear of mud puddles and sand boxes as best I can. Now I don’t want to come across as an over-the-top girly girl or something […]

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Am I Doing This Right?

Most of the time I feel like Nick and I are a pretty well-oiled machine. We have a schedule, and we stick to it. More times than not we are smooth sailing. But real life is never like that all the time. Curveballs await at every turn. This past week in particular was full of […]

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Gold Medal Snacks for a Winning Summer Games Party

The Big Summer Games could not have come at a better time. It has been such a difficult summer for our country and our world, but these worldwide games have a way of uplifting, encouraging, and motivating us. The teamwork, passion, and challenges provide shining examples of triumphs and dedicated work to our children. You will find my family glued […]

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Hiking Eastern Iowa Part 3: 2 Places to Take a Day Trip

So far this summer I have aimed to keep my family non-busy and flexible. I’d rather not spend too much time planning out the day-to-day. That doesn’t mean I’m not willing to go do stuff or to have a great day away from the house with my kids. I find that now they are older, we […]

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