Thoughts on Having my 2nd and 3rd So Close Together {+ How the 1st Trimester Has Gone}

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, I’m currently pregnant with our third. If the baby comes right on his/her due date of January 10th, my 2nd and 3rd kids will be about a week shy of being 19 months apart. However, since my second came exactly three weeks early, I have a …

Why I Don’t (Usually) Hide From My Daughter That I’m Getting Rid of Her Stuff

Note: This post contains affiliate links. All opinions, as always, are my own. Now that spring has finally decided to grace us with her presence, I am in full-on Spring Cleaning Mode over here. I am re-reading Dana K. White’s How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind (which I talked about extensively in …

How to Make It Through Church With Young Kids (5 Actionable Strategies)

Hey! Today’s blog post is inspired by a reader’s response to last week’s blog survey (if you still haven’t taken that, click here!), and I thought it was a brilliant idea for a post. I know many families have a tradition of making sure they go to Sunday worship services on Easter Sunday, so since …

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 …

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 …

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 …