Happy 5th Birthday Stella!

Stella turns 5

Photo by Kaptured by Koren Photography

My baby is 5 today!

I was cuddling with Stella last night in between birthday parties and I held her and told her the story of the day she was born with tears in my eyes. You know those moments in your life that you can recall so clearly? The details are firmly etched in my heart, I can be transported right back to that day.

The day she was born, the air had a charge in it and it was unusually warm. I remember in between contractions looking out the window at the leaves floating down from the trees and the sun peaking through rain clouds. Looking back, my labor with her was the perfect foreshadowing of what was to come – intense and fast; emotional. But there was a peace in the room as I delivered her too. All the anticipation for her made the moment so much sweeter. I am now surprisingly grateful for the struggle of infertility – the hard reality of conversations with specialists, the miscarriages and the lows I felt during all the unknown. Because when were given the gift of Stella, I held on to her much tighter. I knew the plan for our family was unfolding just as it was supposed to.

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God is in Charge

I love Jesus. I proudly accept the invitation to be a daughter of the King. But can I confess something? I cringe a bit every time I hear someone say “God’s in charge.”

Lately the world, and my little world, has been all too heavy. That’s the only word that I can use to justly describe the stress, pain and sadness playing out around me. Heavy. Like those thick plastic blankets they put over you before you get an X-ray. It’s harder to get up and at ’em when your soul is being weighed down.

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October Stitch Fix Review

Why hello! It’s been a while since I’ve ordered a Stitch Fix box and done a review. We moved and it was so relaxing. ::insert eye roll::  It forced me to touch everything we own (yikes – where does all the stuff come from?). I did some serious purging of my closet and decided I didn’t really need anything new for the summer.

Fall is another story, and I had to have another fashion fix. I requested a pair of jeans, some layering pieces and some casual sneakers from my stylist. I should note that this box came at the perfect time, on the day that I needed it most. The Stitch Fix Gods were looking out for this haggard mama who needed to feel like an adult again and get out of workout clothes.

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Dear Moms of Only Children

This topic has been on my heart lately. I have several mom friends that have one child and they so often throw me the line, “it’s easier for me, I only have one,” or “you’ve already got your hands full and I just have the one child.” Stop apologizing moms of only children, you’ve got it tough too.

I have three kids now, but for the first four years of motherhood, I had one. Many of my friends around me were having their second child. I watched them through the transition of having multiple children, and in many ways, I struggled to relate. My world as a stay at home mom wasn’t changing, but theirs was going thru a complete overhaul. I felt a little lost.

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Stitch Fix Men!

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via Stitch Fix Men

Stitch Fix Men is here!

You all know I love my online styling service Stitch Fix, and I’m super excited to share that Stitch Fix Men is officially available now! I knew it was in the works and I think it’s going to be so great, because most of the men I know are not big on shopping, but still deserve to look good.

Stitch Fix Men has a range of brands like Ben Sherman, Original Penguin, AG Jeans and Woolwich, to name a few. You can get a good idea of the variety of looks they have by checking out the Stitch Fix Men Pinterest board.

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