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Surviving the “Why” Stage With Your Sanity Intact (5 Strategies I’m Using)

Before I was a parent, I thought the “Why” stage was funny—I imagined a 4-year-old thoughtfully asking simple yet profound questions (“Why aren’t there always rainbows after it rains?” “Why do I have hair on my arms?” “Why do your shoes have heels and mine don’t?”) that would give her parents pause, make them wonder …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in April 2019
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately, Products I Love

Loving and Learning Lately {12}

Welcome to Round 12 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …

Book Recommendations, Homemaking, Housework, Minimalism, Reading

15 Books to Help You Get Your House in Order

One of my greatest struggles in daily life is keeping my physical spaces clean and tidy. As a kid, I basically always had a somewhat messy room. When I was in college, my then-boyfriend happened to get a glimpse of my room, with its piles of clothes everywhere and teetering stacks of books and my …

Family, Family Fun, Life Lately, Monthly Recap, Sentence A Day

Finally, Some Back Relief + a Return to Running! {February in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (but not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter – and now my son, too – every day since they were born, and this …

Family Fun, Goals, Monthly Recap

How Much Did I Get Done in the Shortest Month of the Year? {February Goals Recap + March Goals}

Phew! We’ve officially made it past my least favorite part of any year (I REALLY don’t do well with winter, guys–it just gives me the blues), and I’m feeling all sorts of invigorated about the month ahead because we’re about thisclose to spring! Parts of February were really frustrating because of the back problems I’ve …

Before/After, Frugality, Home Projects, Homemaking, Our Home

$100 Bathroom Makeover (with Before/After Pics)

Remember when we moved into our new house a year and a half ago, and for the first few months, I did all sorts of fun house update posts? And then remember how it’s been radio silence ever since?? REMEMBER THAT?! I have six words for you: No time. No money. No energy. Or just …

Habits, Motherhood, Motivation, Personal Growth, self-improvement, Stay-At-Home-Motherhood

Here’s What Surprised Me When I Tracked How I Spent All My Time for 2 Weeks

Note: There are some affiliate links in this post, which means I get a commission on any sales made, at no extra cost to you. As always, I try to only promote stuff I use, love, or want to buy myself. Thanks for supporting To Love and To Learn! Managing time and productivity in general …

Baby, Baby Stats, Family, Mathias, Motherhood, Postpartum, Products I Love

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 …