Send Me to the Mountains

When I was a little girl, Pappy Dute would “threaten” to send me to the mountain if I wanted to continue to pout about something. As if on cue, this little threat would always make me crack a smile and I would immediately forget what I was pouting about. Now that I’m an adult, I wish someone would please send me to the mountain!!!

Five Tips for Surviving the First Trimester

Pregnancy is different for every single woman. Some women love being pregnant, others don't enjoy their pregnancy at all. Some women are sick throughout the entire pregnancy, others have little to no morning sickness at all. Most of us fall somewhere in between. With nausea and sore breasts and exhaustion like you've never felt before, I want to share with you a few tips and tricks I used to survive the first trimester.

Rainbows & Babies

Growing up as an only child, I would dream of a day when my house would be filled with babies. There was nothing I wanted more than to be a mom. It turns out, a house full of babies wouldn't be in the cards for me, BUT maybe one more!

From Michigan to Wisconsin

As 2018 came to a close, The Hubs and I found ourselves taking stock of our life. Most people take this time to make resolutions, but in our family we like to evaluate where we are in our lives, where we want to be, and what steps we need to make to get there.

A Little Nagging Feeling Called Mom Guilt

Let's talk a minute about something y'all call "Mom Guilt". There's a potential for guilt with every single parenting choice we make, from the very beginning.  Breast feeding, bottle feeding, sleep training, co-sleeping, screen time, bed times, disposable diapers, junk food, the overflowing sink full of dishes, yelling at your kids when it feels like … Continue reading A Little Nagging Feeling Called Mom Guilt