Hyrum turns ONE! {+ Reflections on My First Year as a Mom of 3}

It’s been a big week over here in the Meidell household — not only did Hyrum turn The Big ONE yesterday, but our oldest (Raven) started kindergarten for the first time on Tuesday (she was being homeschooled before while we waited to move to our new house). This last year has been such a blur. …

Why Adjusting to 3 Kids Has Been Easier Than Adjusting to 2

Over the years, I’ve gleaned a few pieces of wisdom from other moms that I’ve learned the truth of firsthand myself now through experience. Two that have particularly resonated: “5 kids is as hard as 4, is as hard as 3, is as hard as 2, is as hard as 1.” My mother-in-law said this …

Hyrum Matthew’s Birth Story

Well, it’s official—I should no longer predict how future births will go based on past experience. The birth of my third child–Hyrum Matthew–was wildly different than my experiences with my other two. Part of that was because I went in with a very different birth plan this time around, and the other major part was …