Featured Five: August Edition of Inspiring Bloggers

The second Monday in August is here, which means my Featured Five post has arrived! Each month, I dedicate a post to five bloggers who inspire me and share my love of parenting, motherhood & all the other topics that are important to me & my family. Blogging has been such a supportive group of people that I knew from the beginning, that this post would recognize some of those bloggers! Please welcome these blogging rock stars who have inspired me this August! Lindsey LaSuer -Everyday Above Dirt- Hey there, my name is Lindsey and I’m a fairly new…

Mistakes We Make in Our Marriage

When getting Scarlett ready for school, I noticed August 3rd on the calendar. This marked Matt & I’s original anniversary before we were married. It has been 11 years now since we started dating. 11 years of love, fun, obstacles & a list of memories to fill up a room. I am one of the lucky ladies that get to say I met my soulmate at a very young age, but it wasn’t until a handful of years later that the stars aligned again for us to be together. Our wedding date is October 4th, which we will…

How to Enjoy Festivals & Fairs with a Toddler

At the end of every July, Newberg holds its annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival. This year, it celebrated its 37th year & it was Scarlett’s second year attending. Matt & I have gone four years now & each year, the festival becomes more fun, entertaining & special to us as a family. It makes our very small town feel big & it always brings the community together. With vendors, parades, carnival rides, food galore & people, it can get a bit busy. We knew coming into this year, we wanted to be prepared with Scarlett so we could all…

5 B’s of Bedtime: The Routine That Works For Us

We call the hour before bedtime the twilight hour. It is time for play, the time to get all the silliness out from our day & the time to bond at dinner. After dinner, she knows it is time to start our bedtime routine. Now that Scarlett is 22 months old, we have found a nighttime routine that works well for us, but it wasn’t easy. Consistency has always been key & working with one another has made it successful so far. Finding a bedtime routine that works for you and your family takes time, patience & the…