• The Stroller Mom’s Autumn Bucket List + Free Printable

    Autumn smells like cinnamon rolls, new pencils, and pumpkin pie. Fall is officially here. Time to clean up the garden, pull out the sweaters, and swap out the iced coffee for hot. This short season gets a bad rap sometimes. In Nebraska, we collectively mourn the end of summer, because we are dreading the return of ice, snow, and long… [Continue Reading]

    The Stroller Mom’s Autumn Bucket List + Free Printable
  • In Which We Go Vegan

    We were eating homemade ribs, when he said it. He was eating his second plate of ribs: sauce dripping down his chin and pooling on top of the mashed potatoes and french bread. I was feeding shreds of meat to our one-year-old, thinking about what I was going to make for breakfast the next morning. You never know when your… [Continue Reading]

    In Which We Go Vegan
  • I Can’t be a People Pleaser AND a Mom

    I struggle with people pleasing. I remember the first time someone I was uncomfortable with held my baby, and my people pleasing tendencies kept me silent. The visitor took a shaky step as she held my two-day-old baby. My postpartum anxiety rose in my throat, almost choked me as I watched, and tried to think of a nice way to… [Continue Reading]

    I Can’t be a People Pleaser AND a Mom
  • How to Prepare for a VBAC

    So you want a VBAC? You had a c-section last time, because you failed to progress, or maybe they told you the baby would be too big, or that your pelvis was too small or maybe you had complete placenta previa (like I did): you had a frustrating birth experience and you are dreaming of VBACing next time, but you… [Continue Reading]

    How to Prepare for a VBAC
  • Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend Vol. 2

    Questions, I have a lot of them. This mom gig didn’t come with a manual (or maybe the hospital forgot to give me my copy?). I wrote my first edition of Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend back when Gideon was only a few months old. I was sitting alone in the apartment nursing him, worrying about all… [Continue Reading]

    Questions I’d Like to Ask a Mom Friend Vol. 2

A Walk in the Woods

Warrior Man and I are working, and living in Wyoming this summer. He is living in a loft apartment, and I am living with my Aunt and Uncle. We miss our families dreadfully, but have been hurriedly refilling our bank accounts for college this fall. Warrior Man has been working as a Lumberjack out in the woods, and I have…

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Misspent Words

Misspent: adjective, spent wrongly or unwisely; squander, wasted: misspent youth. Language is powerful. Words have ignited wrath between families, began life-long romances, and started wars between countries. We deal daily with the ramifications of not only our actions, but also the things that we say. I work in a construction site where I am one of a scant few that…

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How to be Brave: 5 Tips

This past week I began my job as Electrician’s Apprentice for a local electrical company in Wyoming. As I headed into this job early Monday morning I was gripped with fear, anxiety, and doubt. When I drove up to the construction site, and saw myriad men walking purposefully around this elementary school in hard hats, and orange jackets I wanted…

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New Beginnings

Hello friends! There is a beautiful type of symmetry when it comes to life sometimes. Just as I begin this new creative project {the blog!} I am also living in an entirely new place for the summer. I am a Nebraska girl–born, and bred. But this summer I have packed up my large amount of clothes meager belongings in order…

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