tantrum training

Disclaimer: I am not a parenting expert, medical professional, or child psychologist. I don’t even pretend to know two hoots about parenting. I’m almost constantly reading something a parenting book. This is the training our new pediatrician suggested to us, and we’ve seen excellent results with it. It may not work for everyone, but our… 

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real, true gratitude

Friends, it was one of those weeks last week. Poor Sophie was very, very sick. As in almost had to go to the hospital for tests sick. We had several very long days in a row, and I found myself really struggling in the evenings. After tucking Sophie into bed and putting the house to… 

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14 Dates of Valentine’s

It’s a bit early for a Valentine’s Day post, but I wanted to share my plan for this year. Since we’ve been married, I’ve tried to complete a 14 Days of Valentine’s for Michael. From February 1st through the 14th, I’d give him something small to show him I love or care about him. Sometimes,… 

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how to make felt flowers (and a wreath idea)

One of my most popular posts to date is the tutorial I did of how to make a flower pillow. I’m thrilled for everyone who’s had success with the tutorial. It makes me wish I’d done a better job of taking pictures. I have done exactly zero craft projects since Sophie’s birth. That may or… 

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projects: scrap rag wreath

Although I don’t know many newlyweds or college students who would say they LOVE living in a smaller space with a tightish budget, I’ve got to say that budget decorating is a really fun adventure. Michael and I currently live in an apartment by choice. Could we buy or rent a house? Yeah, we could…. 

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baby’s felt quiet book

It’s been a funky few weeks. By funky, I mean a few things. The first is that I spent a week “off” of being sick. In a funk. The second is that I spent the next two weeks-ish elbow deep in felt and needles and thread and “watch instantly” shows on Netflix. This second sort… 

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