Santa Claus Is Coming Back To The Farm!


It’s that time of year again– Time for the annual “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” photo shoot down at the family farm!   Like last year, the “Farmer’s Daughters” of North Branch are honoring the memory of their late grandparents with the greatest legacy they left behind by hosting a gathering to celebrate family, fun, […]

The Gift of an Unplanned Pregnancy

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As any of you who have known me from this timeish last year may know, I wasn’t exactly thrilled when I had another unplanned pregnancy.  We were preparing for our first-ever vacation alone, sans kids, to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico (read: alcohol), completely paid for by my in-laws (read: amazing), and I couldn’t have been […]

Meet Daysy: The New All Natural Birth Control

Daysy up close and personal.

When I went in for my six-week check-up after having my fourth baby, I braced myself, predictably for “the talk.”  You know the one I’m talking about right? When the doctor looks your chart over, chuckles a bit, and says, “Well, now what are we going to do to stop this from happening again?” Unfortunately, […]

It’s Harder To Have Hope


I’m not proud to admit it, but here it is: I’ve become slightly obsessed with Ebola.  I track the updates like a panicked scientist in the Outbreak movie, I think back to my days as a nurse wearing “protective gear” to care for severely infected patients–like the time my boss asked me to come in […]

My Babysitter Must Think I’m a Lunatic

Oh, you know, just trying to write, change a diaper, and wrestle a two-year-old...

A really embarrassing thing happened to me this week.  I woke up on the day that Good Morning America was scheduled to come to my house and film us for a story on my stay-at-home mom article that went completely viral (we’re talking 3 million hits in 3 days kind of viral) and I felt […]

The Postpartum Battle Of The Mind

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Oh, gosh. Here it is. She’s going to talk about her postpartum body again.  Well, yes, actually, I am. My apologies and no hurt feelings if you move along on your Facebook feed, but here’s where I’m at– I feel like I’m living with two different people in my body.  On one hand, there’s the […]

11 Things I Love About Being a Mom


Every now and then, I just have one of those days.  You know the ones I’m talking about, right? The ones where all the kids are grumpy, you’re doling out endless baths, and bedtime is nowhere in sight? It’s days like that when I wonder if I knew what I was getting myself into when I became […]

The Miracle Blanket: A Review


Whilst I was still pregnant, you may remember me writing about my new Miracle Blanket that I had stashed in my stockpile of baby swag.  I was really excited to try it out, A) because it was pink and I couldn’t wait for pink stuff again B) because I had used a swaddling blanket with […]

What I Want You To Know About Me

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It’s one of my biggest fears in writing this blog that people will get entirely the wrong impression of me.  I know when I first started blogging and dreamed of becoming a writer on the “big” sites like Babble, I had this vision of what those writers’ lives must be like. I bet they are […]

Though She Be But Little (An Etsy Special!)


Oh my gosh, I am so excited about this post I can hardly stand it.  A few weeks ago (I think it was that long, my timeline is a bit skewed these day, but you know, I did give birth and all, my excuse for all things shortcoming in my life), I wrote an article […]