“Oh wow, three boys! So are you going to try for a fourth to get a daughter?” Strangers make statements like this to me on a regular basis. It always makes me stop and ask myself why people assume this....
Several years ago, my husband and I were at dinner, and I remember focusing on a family a few tables away. They had three boys, and the oldest, who looked like he may be in preschool, spent the entire...
  Are you a frugal, crafty mama like me? Do you love a good money saving up-cycle? If so, then you are in for a treat! I have five super easy ways to take a few of the “junk” items...
The word balance has been haunting me since the moment I became a mother. I see it on my Instagram feed and the blogs I read, and people keep telling me to "find it." This b-word seems to be what...
I spent the day before Christmas Eve in stirrups, in a cold sterile room of doctors and nurses, doing my third round of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at my infertility clinic while praying for a Christmas miracle. It was then...
At our 20 week ultrasound, we discovered our twins were both boys. My husband and I thought we had a pretty good idea of what our future was going to look like: sports, roughhousing, bumps, bruises, scrapes, lots of...

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Today is World Prematurity Day. Premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. Babies born too early may have more health issues than babies born on time and may face long-term...
Recently I heard of a couple who went into labor and birth without telling a single person beforehand. When the contractions started, they didn’t call their parents, nor did they call any siblings or friends. They went to the...
Cardi B is my girl.  I watch Teen Mom, and I still fret over my outfit on the regular like a silly teenager. So, the one word I was surprised to be described as is “geriatric." But alas, as...
Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. It’s a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, and death of a newborn. I have carried 11 precious babies in my body, some longer...
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Apple Picking In + Around Detroit

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*last updated 9/2022 One of the greatest things about living in Michigan is experiencing all of the seasons. While we love them all, fall is,...