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 …

What the Kids Have Been Loving Lately // Social Distancing Edition

I was overdue for a second post on what the kids have been into lately anyway, but now these things that we’re loving at the moment might be even more helpful than ever since we’re all basically stuck inside + away from everyone else for the foreseeable future. Related Post: What the Kids Have Been …

Day in the Life of a SAHM of 3

Day in the Life of a SAHM of 3

Each year for the past few years, I’ve been doing a “day in the life” post once annually (usually in February). Sometimes it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that our days will “always look like this,” but even from year to year, I’m surprised by how much things change. Last year at …

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 …

What the Kids Have Been Loving Lately // Vol. I

I’ve read nearly 800 different books with Raven over the past couple years as part of the 1,000 book challenge we’re trying to complete before she enters kindergarten, but I’ve hardly talked about kids’ books (or toys or activities or crafts) here on the blog at all. I figured it might be fun to do …

Why I’m (Probably) Changing My Birth Plan for My 3rd Baby

Note: If you’re sensitive to medical complications or only want to hear positive birth stories, I would suggest you skip this one. Some Background I come from a family of women who “do” unmedicated childbirths, from my mother–who had five out of the six of us without any pain medications, though the first was not …