Baby, Crafts, Family, Pregnancy

DIY Wood Play Gym for Baby

If you've been checking out nursery decor on Instagram, I'm sure you've come across these super cute and trendy activity gyms for baby!! Wooden play gyms seem to be all the rage because they fit a neutral color scheme, are more durable, and better for the environment. But search the simple gym on Amazon or… Continue reading DIY Wood Play Gym for Baby

Baby, Family, Gift Giving, Pregnancy

What’s on My Natural and Gender Neutral Baby Registry

Come February, our third baby will finally be here, and I still don't know the gender! I want it to be a special surprise in the delivery room. However, not knowing the gender makes it really tough to shop for! Wouldn't you know that most things you find in store are blue or pink, or… Continue reading What’s on My Natural and Gender Neutral Baby Registry

Baby, Crafts, Family

DIY Stars and Moon Baby Mobile

I'm designing a gender-neutral nursery for my baby due in February and it is actually really hard. Lots of baby stuff is pink or blue, or quotes like "she will move mountains." I became inspired by the Coldplay song lyrics in Yellow "Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and everything you… Continue reading DIY Stars and Moon Baby Mobile

healthy living, Pregnancy, That Crunchy Life

All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

With only four ingredients, this simple yet effective belly butter was my go-to during my third pregnancy! It should be noted that whether you get stretch marks or not is largely due to your genetics and your diet (think: collagen). But there is nothing wrong with rubbing on some lotion for your dry, stretching skin.… Continue reading All-Natural Pregnancy Whipped Belly Butter Recipe

Book Reviews, Family, Fitness

A Recap of My 2019 Book List (The New Year’s Resolution I Actually Kept)

In January of last year, I made a New Year's Resolution that I actually stuck to! My goal was to read at least two books a month. Now I read many books daily to my kids, but I wanted to actually start reading for myself: Fueling my drive for knowledge, bettering myself as a parent,… Continue reading A Recap of My 2019 Book List (The New Year’s Resolution I Actually Kept)

Christmas, Family, Vlogs

Our Christmas 2019 Vlog

The holidays are best spent with family and friends, remembering the reason for the season and seeing the joy on our little ones' faces! We were so blessed with what seemed like a never-ending Christmas season, complete with a visit from Matt's Family from Michigan (Mom Roxanne, Stepdad Adam, Grandma Penelope, and Uncle Christopher). While… Continue reading Our Christmas 2019 Vlog

Fitness, Pregnancy, Workouts

Daily Pelvic Floor Exercises for Pregnancy

If you are in your second trimester, you might already be feeling the scary lower back pain. As your belly grows, your center of gravity shifts which usually results in an arched lower back. I remember looking in the mirror one day and asking myself "Whoa! Do I really look like that?" I mean my… Continue reading Daily Pelvic Floor Exercises for Pregnancy