3 Easy Ways to Teach Kindness At Home

  Kindness is my mothering goal, in growing these little hearts, but in the day to day, sometimes I need more than the mile-long parenting articles and perfectly scripted charts.ย  In this season of parenting, I am always looking for that balance between harsh and permissive, where my children’s hearts can grow strong but gentle, confident but kind. After wading […]

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You Can Tell My Daughter This, But Not That

It’s become quite popular these days to talk about why you shouldn’t say this or that to my daughter. A little old lady in the grocery store tells my daughter she’s pretty, and all of a sudden it’s an Open Letter To That Woman – Why My Daughter Is More Than Pretty. Well – yes. Yes, she is. But other […]

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Today, I’m Thinking Of You

Today I’m thinking of you. You felt such joy inside you when you first knew, and you counted down the months until you held her. You watched him kick on the screen and you couldn’t help but smile when you first heard his heartbeat. You started making lists of names, before you even knew the gender. Your happiness overflowed from […]

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5 Little Habits To Shape Their Hearts

Habits – good and bad – are the foundation of our days. There are a thousand parenting articles and books, but sometimes what I really need is a concrete, practical way to mother right now, this minute, while the dinner is cooking, the toddler is screaming, the older kids need help with homework, and the to-do lists seem never-ending. All […]

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Motherhood Is My Gift Of Love

My sweetest motherhood thoughts tend to happen at night. When all those tiny humans are fast asleep, the house quiet, and the work is done – then it’s easy for me to remember all I love about motherhood. In the quiet of the night, my heart is always softer, and I often am nostalgic for their toddler years and tiny […]

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Baby Registry For A Minimalist Family

What does your baby actually need? Definitely nowhere near as much as they try to sell you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ My ideas of “necessary” varied slightly from my first to fourth baby, but overall, these are the items I’d recommend to anyone looking to make a minimalist or simplified registry. Tweak as needed. Obviously, if you’re on your first baby, you don’t […]

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Mother, Child – This Endless Cycle

Mother life. Today ended, and I have no photos to show for it. The hours crawl, the years fly by, and somehow I find myself girl no more, but woman. 4 children that I call my own. 4 hearts that love with a love I don’t deserve. 4 sets of little hands that cling to me, but those little hands […]

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How To Find Joy In The Trenches of Motherhood

1. Coffee. 2. Coffee. 3. Wine. 4. Chocolate The end! Just kidding… mostly. haha I can’t believe I’m writing this today because, to be honest, less than a year ago I was so overwhelmed, physically and emotionally exhausted, that I was falling apart. [read more about it here.] It took some soul searching, honest conversations, prayer, a lot of love, […]

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New Year, New Blog, Still Me

2017 – new year, new me kind of thing, right? So I figured – might as well start a new blog, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ A little intro for more recent followers… I’m Anna. Hiii! ๐Ÿ˜‰ My husband Trevor and I live in New York with our 4 kids, ages 6, 4, 2, and 10 months. Back in 2014, I started blogging […]

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Reflectionsย 

It’s rare that I get overly excited for New Year’s, but this year I definitely am. There is something beautiful about new beginnings, and while each new day can be that fresh start, a new YEAR is just that much more hopeful. I was browsing through older posts of mine recently, and I had to laugh. The perky ease of […]

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