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mr. golden sun

March 16, 2018

We have finally had some sunshine this past week and it’s been so refreshing to be able to get these kiddos outside! Last weekend, we went to a little local ice cream and candy shop for lunch and ice cream. And, of course, had to pick up some of our favorite candies while we were there. Ben slept the whole time, so it was quiet and relaxing, and…

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blaire is 4!

March 6, 2018
Blaire, age 4

My baby girl is four-years-old. She is “officially” no longer considered a toddler and is now considered a preschooler. Boy, that happened quickly. She is so independent. She likes to do things herself and she likes to do them her own way. She is like a little mama to Ben… Always bossing him around and trying to keep him out of trouble. She is really good about keeping any…

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finally treating my anxiety

March 1, 2018
finally treating my anxiety

I am not a mental health professional. Anything I share here is simply my journey and my story with my mental health. If you want a background on my anxiety, you can read the post I shared in June of 2015. For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with anxiety. I am going to share what life has been like for me over the past year as…

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snow + sink baths

February 5, 2018
Sink Bath - Ben 2018

I am SO happy our kitchen has such a giant sink. When we bought our house, I never realized how perfect it would be to bathe our babies in. And by “babies,” I mean as long as they’ll let me. ;) During the last few months I was pregnant with Ben, Blaire loved to take a bath in the sink. It made me feel like she was still…

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snowy days

January 15, 2018
snow day 2017

Well, we had a little snow before Christmas, but since Christmas we’ve had a few snow storms here and there. Which means I have a toddler who is BEGGING to go outside. What starts as, “Please just let me make footprints in the snow, mama!” which quickly escalates to snow angels and a snow ball fight. But with the wind chill some days feeling like it’s -20°, playing…

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family photos – winter 2017

December 29, 2017
Outdoor Family Photos Winter 2017

We finally got family photos done, for the first time since Ben’s newborn pictures back at the end of March. And I love, love, LOVE how they turned out. It was 70 degrees the Monday after Thanksgiving. Which is UNHEARD of for Illinois. I am obsessed with this location. It’s about an hour from our home, so we shot with a different photographer than we typically use. She…