Mathias @ 8 Months (+ My 8-Month Postpartum Update)

There’s the old joke about how in large families, the younger kids never seem to have any pictures of themselves while the oldest has a fully finished baby book, scrapbook, monthly update log online, etc. Well, we don’t have a large family, but one thing is for sure–I definitely have written up much less about …

Adjusting to Life with Two Kids: The Ups and the Downs

The Ups and Downs of Becoming a Parent for the 2nd Time

We are now almost two weeks into this whole parents-of-two business, and one thing is for sure (at least in our experience): The transition from one to two has NOT been quite the smooth sailing experience that everyone seemed to tell me it would be. Ever since I started paying attention, it seems that the …

A Christmas Card You Won’t Wanna Miss

Merry Christmas to All, and May the Happiest Blessings of the Season Be With You! Love from Matt, Torrie, Raven, and Baby #2 (who will give us a nice little Christmas in July!) I’m sure that few people will be surprised by our news (especially seeing as I’m the WORST at hiding pregnancy), but we’re …

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Traveling w/ Kids: It’s Not Awful, But It IS Different

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of posts from parents that basically all say that traveling with kids is the pits: no rest, no relaxation, no fun–just supervision and crankiness and stress the vast majority of the time. (Or my own personal favorite: “Let’s get real–it’s really only a vacation for the kids.”) I get it. …