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...

4 Year Old Birthday Simplified – What is a ‘Fiver’ Party?

When my oldest started talking about his birthday, I realized pretty quickly how excited he was to turn 4! I also realized quickly I would be 9 months pregnant... I LOVE throwing a party and hosting. The planning and decorating bring me a ton a joy but it is also a lot of work and I knew it wasn't in the stars this year. Also, last year's birthday party was great and he got a ton of gifts but......