Your Lines: Katie of Millennial Mama


Since sharing her story of her “two tiny blue lines,” Katie has also welcomed a beautiful little girl into their family. Follow Katie, a millennial mama of three, on Facebook.  It all began when I peed on a stick. In less than a minute, the word “pregnant” flashed up on the little window, and my […]

Before Baby Project: Bathroom Makeovers


Did you catch that little “before baby” title? And did you catch that our baby just turned five months and our bathrooms are still missing doors? Such is life with four children. Jim Gaffigan understands. So, yeah, gutting our bathroom was our “before baby” project that got a little extended due to life and work […]

DIY Sharpie Coffee Mugs–They Actually Work


Who would have thunk that I would finally pull of  Pinterest project that worked? Ok, I lie. I failed miserably with my first attempt. Like the professional writer I am, I totally messed up my grand plan to create some beautiful Sharpie coffee mugs with the kids for Christmas presents. I won’t even tell you […]

A Very Special Scholarship Fund: In Memory of Isaiah David Rae

Kissing a picture of his little brother.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10 This weekend, our family enjoyed heading over to hang out with Santa down at the farm for a very special cause–the annual j&j brusie photography Farmer’s […]

A Day In The Life of a Stay-At-Home Mom

Actual shot of me at school pick-up. Not a clue until I got there.

There are some days in my mothering career when, at long last, the day seems to be drawing to a close (but you never really know if it’s really ending, do you?) and I look around and think,  Wth? What did I do all day? And why do I feel like I’ve been run over […]

She Experienced–And She Inspires!


I love finding new blogs to follow and amazing women to inspire, so I’m pretty excited to introduce you guys to Sherelle Gilbert, the founder + editor of She Experienced.  Sherelle is a Michigan girl at heart, like me, who grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and started She Experienced to share her passion […]

The Guilt Of Being A Pregnant Bride


So, yeah. My wedding was a lot of things I never imagined it would be. And one of the biggest surprises was how much guilt I felt in getting pregnant and ruining the “most magical” day of my life by being a big fatty. (And of course, now that I’ve been pregnant four times, I […]

Unplanned Pregnancy Doesn’t Just Happen To Young Moms

5 inch photo of Edie and Erin

Sometimes I forget that unplanned pregnancy doesn’t just happen to young moms. Here is the story of Edie and Erin Schmidt, who remind us that those two tiny blue lines can change our lives at any age. Find more from Edie on her website here.  “Oh, look! Loooook!” I said, as I held up the […]

Boba Review + Giveaway!

Sara in our Boba Wrap.

As I was winding down to the days before my due date, I was on the hunt to find the final item on my  before-baby wish list: A new baby wrap. I had seen tons of adorable pictures on Instagram of moms wearing their babies and they just looked so cute and cozy, and of course, […]

Have You Ever…?

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Have you ever woke up in the morning and just thought, “I can’t do this today…”? Have you ever been forced to sit in the bathroom with your toddler while he takes an actual 20-minute dump and you envision a life that could have been spent doing anything but cleaning up poop constantly? Have you […]