Yes, we’re talking BABIES today! Well, more specifically, NICU babies and their sweet parents. My friend, Megan, approached me with the idea to share a gift guide for parents who have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit, and I was totally on board. For many families, having a preemie and dealing with all of the emotions of parenthood, child’s health and well being, and life itself can be so overwhelming. For people who want to help, they sometimes don’t know where to start. I was certainly in this group as I tried to support Megan the best I […]
Happy St. Nick’s Day! What is St. Nick’s Day, you ask? There is definitely a religious aspect to today’s holiday, but I am going to touch on the cultural elements of it that make today one of my favorite holiday traditions. Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, it was like Christmas part one. St. Nick comes on the night of December 5th, filling shoes or stockings with small goodies – traditionally oranges, pomegranates, cookies, candy, or fruits. I remember going to bed really early in hopes of waking up really early to dig into my stocking. In my family, St. Nick […]
Hey, y’all! How was your weekend? Did you do lots of Christmas-y things where you live? We did… all while enjoying the almost 60 degree weather in December. WHAT! We also decked the halls – preparing our home for the holiday will always be one of my favorite things to do. It brings back such happy memories of decorating with my mom and helping my dad chop down the tree every year. I was a little nervous/anxious going into this holiday season because we don’t have much space. I don’t want our home to ever feel too “full” or crammed […]
Happy 27th Birthday, Grant! Today, you are 27. You’ve done more in your 27 years than most people accomplish in their lifetime. The past year has been a trying one – you know more than anyone how hard it’s been. It was filled with challenge, stress, tears, big and hard decisions, change, moving (twice!!), three job transfers for you, and so much more. But you know what? It was also AMAZING. We traveled, explored, deepened our relationship, made lasting friendships, became 100% debt free, and conquered every single thing life threw our way. We have much to be proud of! […]
Happy 2017! Is it okay to make goals on January 3? It’s fine, right? I’ve never made goals for the upcoming year before. I mean, I guess I’ve thought about what I’d like to accomplish, but I’ve never really written them down anywhere. Especially not for the whole world to see. But you know what? 2017 is going to be different – the year I let myself be me without caring what other people think or comparing my goals to someone else’s. That’s just not fair and life is too short!