• Life,  Parenthood

    My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 2

    As it turns out, writing the second half of our journey through miscarriage, did not come as easily as the first. I’ve started and restarted this post more than a handful of times, and it just never felt right. It’s hard to figure out which direction to go in, and even harder to draw the line between too much information and not enough. But here we are, and I think…

  • Life

    An update on our beautifully mediocre life.

    Hello to all of our Beautifully Mediocre friends and followers! I have been slacking, and for that I’m sorry. My mind has been elsewhere and blogging just hasn’t quite fit into our schedule lately. I feel like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I have been so busy house hunting, spring cleaning, bachelorette party planning, and dog poop scooping… so much dog poop… yay springtime!…

  • Life

    Dear Grandpa, I miss you a little extra on your birthday.

    Happy birthday, grandpa. I wish I could say that in person. I wish I could give you a hug, kiss that bald head of yours, and watch your eyes smile like they always did. You were our rock. You were our jokester. You were the storyteller, the voice of reason, the racecar driver, the hook baiter, the boat driver, the donut getter. You were grandpa, and there was no one…

  • Our Furry Family Members

    10 Must-Haves for Your Canine Companion.

    What a wonderful place the world would be if we all had the heart of a dog<3 This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) We are blessed with four fur babies, our children before we had a child. If you’ve got fur children of your own, then you know, you always want whats best for them. But what is best for them? It can be hard to…

  • Life

    It’s been two years since my husband lost his person.

    Two years ago I lost a dear friend. Two years ago a family lost their brother, son, uncle, nephew. Two years ago the world lost a soul so bright and full of life, that it dimmed the sun for awhile. Two years ago my husband lost his person. You know what I mean? One of those people whose existence is so instrumental to who you are as a person, that…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Why you should get yourself a planner.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I need some structure. I enjoy having a to-do list. My toddler, my pets, my husband, my house, just run more smoothly on a schedule. I have officially been back at it as a stay at home mama for almost a month. It’s been amazing, and stressful, and a little isolating, but we’re finding our groove. Surprisingly, one of the…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body,

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body, I need to start off by saying, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for being such a hater lately, I’m just in one of those slumps. One of those slumps where I just don’t feel comfortable in you, in my own skin. I’ve gained back a majority of the weight we lost for the wedding and am just feeling very meh. It’s not your fault though. You don’t…

  • Parenthood

    Our toddlers favorite Melissa and Doug toys.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I’m sure you’ve seen the Melissa and Doug section at your local Walmart or Target, always filled with adorable wooden toys, making you feel all nostalgic. There is just something so cool about simple wood toys, or is that just me? I love that their products don’t take a million batteries and aren’t built with a thousand tiny plastic parts…

  • Life

    #letsgetlexitocollege

    The post I’m writing today is a little different than normal, so hang tight. Probably a little unorthodox… probably going to pull the haters out from wherever they’ve been hiding. But, I’m hoping that instead of hating, we can band together over something joyous, instead of waiting until a time of tragedy to help one another out. I’m hoping everyone with a baby sister of their own can relate to…