being rylie, being sarah, faith, thankful / things i'm loving

operation Christmas child 2018

In this season of Thanksgiving & Christmas, our family is really focusing on giving and blessing others. So when a childhood memory randomly hit me in the middle of my workday late last week, I did some research and decided I really wanted to participate!   Operation Christmas Child.   This is a nonprofit organization… Continue reading operation Christmas child 2018

being emmaline, being rylie, being sarah

i’m a girl mom, and this is my girl gang

I didn’t want girls. Before kids, I told people I wanted four kids – boy, boy, girl, boy. The only reason the girl was even in the mix was because I thought I would want a little buddy. Otherwise, I was perfectly content being a “boy mom.” Everyone else thought this as well – Aaron,… Continue reading i’m a girl mom, and this is my girl gang

being emmaline, being rylie, being sarah, usborne books + more

i’m an usborne books & more consultant because…

“Rylie, can you pick out a book?” is a question Aaron and I ask about half an hour before we need to put Rylie down for bed every night. It’s our opportunity to not only get her brain and body into slow down mode, but it also gives us a chance to snuggle, learn, and… Continue reading i’m an usborne books & more consultant because…