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I seriously contemplated skipping my April goals post this month. I’m currently happy if I meet my goal of brushing my teeth before noon, which is perhaps not the most compelling blog content ;) Then, I went back to my 2020 inspiration board. Do you know what I realized? Every single one of the pictures […]

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A few people have kindly messaged me on Instagram recently to ask how I’m doing with everything. To be honest, over the last few weeks, I’ve felt really guilty for having such a hard time. We have a new baby, so we were going to be home most of the time anyway! I think, or […]

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Over the past two years or so, I’ve grown much more mindful about two things that I didn’t give a lot of thought to before: the ingredients in the products I use and how my clothes are made. Gratefully, I am definitely not the only one! Even in such a short time, it has become […]

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I know all of us are feeling the fear, uncertainty, sadness, and anxiety of COVID-19 right now, and while I know we’re SO fortunate compared to many, my family is no exception. Honestly, I have felt totally overwhelmed trying to come up with a whole new set of routines to replace the barely-pieced-together routines we’ve […]

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It is amazing how many baby products come out in just three years! While we were excited to dust off many of the things we used and loved during Charlie’s newborn days (looking at you, Solly wrap and Uppababy car seat!), I also spent a good amount of time browsing for new/new-to-me items to have […]

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Some of my favorite faith-related posts I’ve written live over on the Blessed Is She blog–I’m so grateful to play a tiny role in their ministry as a regular contributor. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite posts I’ve written from their archives, since I haven’t always been great […]

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I’m typing this post while Azelie is snoozing nearby and Dave and Charlie are on their way to preschool drop-off. After three weeks of having our parents rotate through our house to help out (which was WONDERFUL and such a huge blessing!) plus lots of days off of school for Charlie, the quiet in my […]

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Two days into being home from the hospital, I did not kick off Lent this year with Ash Wednesday Mass. Instead, Dave woke up early, grabbed the bag of Cheerios I had packed as an on-the-go breakfast for Charlie, and headed out to Mass just the two of them while Azelie and I snuck in […]

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