In an episode of one of my favorite vlogs, The Sister Show, they talk about why it’s important not to talk about our children as if they’re burdens in our lives. As parents, we chose to welcome children into our lives, and we should be careful to show our children that we want them here.

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You might be confused about what playing video games has to do with my family and lifestyle blog. At least, you might be confused if you’ve never met me. If you have met me, you already know that video games are a huge part of my life. Ginger Snaps and I both lean into our

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Christmas is my favorite holiday, but if you’re anything like me, it always ends the same way: With my living room piled with new things I have no room for because my house is stacked ceiling-to-floor with old things I don’t actually need. So, I’m starting this cleaning challenge with something that I hope will lessen that anxiety: a daily purge to declutter my home.

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First of all, I want to apologize to my followers for the time that’s gone between updates. This is my first blog post in December, which is a little rough. Rest assured that I am not losing interest in this blog at all—I actually have some really exciting plans for it for 2019! By way

Christmas is a very big holiday in my family. For as long as I can remember, my mom has gone above and beyond to make Christmas a magical time of year, and I want to do the same for my daughter. The reality, however, is that when Christmas hits this year, Babyface will be barely

Let’s be real: No matter how many books you read or vlogs you watch, the learning curve for a first-time parent is still steep. While you will ask plenty of questions of your own mother, your mother-in-law, your friends, and your pediatrician, there are other things you want to know the answer to without consulting

Happy 1-Month to my perfect little girl! I’m not sure if it feels more surreal that she’s already a month old, or that she’s only 1 month old. At times when I’m cuddling her on the couch and just enjoying how sweet and perfect she is, I feel like I just stepped out of the

The first time I rode in a car with my brother after his daughter was born, some obnoxious kid’s CD was playing on loop. Around the time the CD started wailing, “When you’re up you’re up, and when you’re down you’re down, but when you’re only halfway up you’re neither up nor down,” my brother

I am extremely excited to announce that a piece I wrote is being featured on another blog, which can be found here: https://www.inspireyourmarriage.com/2018/11/09/advice-for-a-trouble-time-in-marriage-caits-story/ As always, communication between Ginger Snaps and me is extremely important to our marriage. Though this piece “airs our dirty laundry,” so to speak, please note that Ginger Snaps was on board