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The World is so Beautiful

The other day, as Cooper hopped in the car after school, he said to me, “ya know, the world is so beautiful!” I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. Such a simple statement, full of so much truth. Read more…


A Few of My Favorite Things: Pregnancy Edition

Hello all! I hope everyone is staying healthy and doing well. The Choiniere’s are settling into life in Indianapolis – a transition that has been wonderfully smooth even in the midst of the Coronavirus mayhem. I hope to do a Read more…


Views From The Back

Yes, Christmas was 2 months ago. I think it’s taken me this long to recuperate from the travels and chaos that ensued. But, none-the-less, we survived another jam packed Christmas of visiting family and friends! That’s no easy feat. Our Read more…


Reagan Elyse Mary At 5am I am summoned for an early morning feeding. I have grown to love this because there is no alarm clock more effective than a hungry baby. At first, I’m hesitant to begin the day so Read more…


Do Not Hinder Them

The Sunday morning wrestling match began with a late start. Instead of the usual 6:30-7 am wake up we miraculously all slept till 7:30 (score!). Except, on Sunday’s we need about an hour and a half to get everyone ready Read more…


A New Way in Motherhood

Humble yourself. Accept whatever comes your way and be at peace. Meet your duties with joy and thanksgiving. God is with you. I woke up for the third time that night to feed my baby. Exhaustion flooded my body and Read more…


Lessons From Tantrums

To be honest, I’ve been struggling to deal with my two year old. I’m not ashamed to admit it because everyone with children encounters this many times throughout life. It’s part of growing up– for both of us. That fact Read more…


Passing Moments

The cries of my two year old rang throughout the house and the grunts of my newborn filled the silence in between. The baby was hungry. The two year old was refusing bed. I could feel the impatience creeping up Read more…


Reagan Elyse: Birth Story

My strategy with Cooper was one of avoidance. Don’t do the research, don’t read into how difficult it would be, and don’t think about it. Ignorance is bliss. I had a beautiful birth with Cooper but at the same time, I Read more…


A Letter to My First Baby

I’ve wrapped you up and held you close for a year and a half now. Time seems in a hurry to pass us by, quickly changing day by day, season by season, but it has been the greatest joy to Read more…