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Three Tips for Daily Joy

Dang it you guys, I blinked again. This squishy newborn of mine is a newborn no more! It’s always amazing to me how suddenly and subtly six months slip by. These pictures Jess took remind me beautifully of the newborn Read more…


Fourth Birthday!

Four years ago, a little boy came into the world and changed my life. I still remember holding him in my arms for the first time, looking down at his little face in awe and trying to imagine what mom Read more…


Real Freedom

Me And A Cheesecake I was staring longingly at a cheesecake platter that was sitting in my refrigerator when I thought to myself, “I should follow my heart and do what I want!” All the while I knew that what Read more…


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…