10 Simple And Festive Activities To Celebrate Fall

THE MINI APARTMENT fall activities 2019I love when Fall comes around – but rarely do I feel like we have time to do all the fall activities that we want to do! This year, I thought it would be a better idea to make a simpler “bucket list” of fall activities. This list is full of fun and festive ideas to do during fall that are either free or cost next to nothing! You can do all of these activities with little prep, and on any day of the week.

Some fall bucket lists can be a bit overwhelming with so many things to pack in, and others include things that not everyone has access to (like jumping in the leaves or sitting by the fire – we don’t get opportunities like that in San Diego!). This simple bucket list for fall includes seasonal activities to do no matter where you live!

Click the link below to download and print your free fall activity printable (in color and on cardstock if you want the full effect) – then hang it on your fridge or cork board so you can access it all season long! And make sure to check out the details on each item below to make the most out of this simple fall activity bucket list 🙂 Continue reading

This Is How We Do: Motherhood + Google Part 2

Motherhood and Google letterboard

Welcome to another week of #TMAthisishowwedo! If you are just now following along to my new weekly series, catch up on they why behind it, on this post. This week’s topic is a follow up/part 2 to last week’s, “When Google Is My Therapist” with more real-life Google searches about motherhood and parenting.

In my most desperate hour of need, I will inevitably turn to Google to help me solve my latest parenting dilemma. This week alone, I searched the following:

– “how to get play doh out of a suede chair”
– “how to get toddler to stop drinking bath water”
– “how to help toddler not be afraid of the dark”
– “toddler drank some of my coffee should I be worried”
– “how long does the first sleep regression last”
– “signs of heat exhaustion in toddlers”

Seeing as how Google is every mom’s on-call therapist… 😂 I rounded up some more mama’s to share their most recent Google search for #tmathisishowwedo Motherhood + Google. For every facepalm moment of motherhood, there’s a Google search for it. They go hand in hand, am I right!! Read below for some relatable and real-life Googles from moms: Continue reading

This Is How We Do: Motherhood + Google

Welcome to a new week of #TMAthisishowwedo! If you are just now following along to my new weekly series, catch up on they why behind it, on this post. This week’s topic is, “When Google Is My Therapist.”

How many times a week (or day!) do you find yourself turning to Google for the most random circumstances that come up in your life? I definitely have some silly (and crazy) Google searches, more so since becoming a mom, even more so since my baby turned into a toddler.

Seeing as how Google is every mom’s on-call therapist… 😂 I rounded up some mama’s to share their most recent Google search for #tmathisishowwedo Motherhood + Google. For every facepalm moment of motherhood, there’s a Google search for it. They go hand in hand, am I right!! 😅 This week is a two part series, part two will be coming next week! Read below for some relatable and real-life Googles from moms: Continue reading

How I Start My Morning Routine With Cold Coffee and Jesus

cold coffee and jesus
I have two kids that are 22 months apart (the oldest just turned 2!). My days usually start with “mommmyyyy! It’s time to wake uppp!” …and then my morning routine begins. I make sure the littlest one is still asleep in her bassinet as I stumble to our bedroom door, yawning down the hall to grab my toddler from her room. She greets me happily, but it’s not yet 8am and my brain hasn’t quite woken up. I don’t smile as big as I should. I mumble something about changing her diaper and getting her dressed for the day.
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All I can really think about is getting her in her chair for breakfast, so I can have a few minutes to sit and drink my first cup of coffee. Hot or iced? Which pump flavor should I use today? My mind is caught up in a swirl of almond milk and bold roast as we both head to the kitchen (she runs, I lag behind).

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This Is How We Do: Strong Marriages

how to build a strong marriage

Welcome to week three of our new series, This Is How We Do! This week, I rallied up some of the best advice of from my married girlfriends on creating a strong marriage through hard struggles. Growing together through the seasons takes hard work and daily intentional effort to get through the challenges that come up in our years of being married.

Whether it’s being a military wife, overcoming adversity, healthy compromise, deciding together on whether your family is complete, healthy disagreements, effective communication, facing infertility, being a supportive spouse…there are so many trials that we experience as husband and wife.

And to create a strong marriage with a firm foundation to get us through these seasons, we need to face these struggles together, work through them prayerfully, and take the necessary steps to make sure we grow closer through them not apart. Read below for some real and raw advice on This Is How We Do: Strong Marriages – growing together through the seasons! Continue reading