5 Ways to a Simpler Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day can be so fun, especially with kids and I love keeping it simple! I have compiled some of my favorite ways to celebrate this holiday without all the extreme mushy gushy bits. 1. Sweets + Treats I love baking + always whip up something fun for the week. This week Ryker helped me make heart shaped rice krispie treat that we decorated with pink icing + sprinkles. It was messy and oh...

Zoë Rose’s Birth Video

From the time I found out I was pregnant, I KNEW that I wanted to have this birth captured on film. I had a photographer during Riggin's birth and to date those are some of my most cherished photos I will ever own. If you are in Arizona and looking for a birth photographer I highly recommend Darian Clouse Photography. She brought a beautiful calming presence to the room without saying a word and...

Come Follow Me – Simple Ideas for Families of Young Children

2019 - Reflecting on Last Year's Program When our Church came out with the new Come Follow Me program last year I was so excited. I fell in love with this idea of studying the scriptures more in our home and had all these grand ideas for how it would go. Throw in a freshly turned 3 year old and 7 month old and you can see how my plans quickly changed. As people shared their progress in church...

Easy DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

What You Need: Pads - For my first two babies I used the Always brand pads in size 4 or 5. I prefer the maxi style instead of thins because I don't mind the bulk and extra absorption but it is a personal preference. Witch Hazel Aloe Vera - Make sure you get one that contains no alcohol Essential Oils - Lavender, Frankincense, Melaleuca and Helichrysum are all great options! Freezer Storage Bags...