Life With My Littles

Monday, March 30, 2015

Little J's Train Birthday Party

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Choo choo! Little J turned two!

Yes, my oldest child is now two years old! If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen all the pictures a few weeks ago from Little J's second birthday party. He is completely obsessed with trains, so I knew I had to do a train theme. We moved away from Iowa on Friday, so I wanted his party to kind of be a last big get together with all of his friends. So yes, I did go all out. And yes, it was SO worth it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Iowa Love Letter


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In two days the Mister and I are packing up our kids and our things and moving away from the place we've lived for almost three years. We are moving to be closer to my husband's family while we can before residency, and while I am excited to get to be around them more, I am genuinely sad to be leaving a state that so much has happened in.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Motherhood is the Hardest Thing I Love to Do


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Motherhood is challenging me in a way I didn’t expect. Motherhood is teaching me a lot about myself recently, and in a weird way, the challenges I have been facing have made me love my kids even more.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Kid-Friendly Toppings Bar with EDY's Frozen Custard

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Sometimes it can be hard to pick out a dessert that the whole family loves. I love rich, chocolatey goodness, the Mister loves fresh fruit with his dessert, and Little J has recently discovered candy. I'm pretty sure that other families have this problem, too! For dessert night this week, I decided to set up a toppings bar with new EDY's® Old Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard. It's the perfect dessert for the whole family because we were all able to customize our custard to be exactly what we wanted! We all ended up happy, and Little J had a ton of fun putting whatever he wanted on his!

Monday, March 16, 2015

How to Lose Your Baby Weight


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Something I was scared of as a first-time mom was that I wouldn't be able to lose my baby weight. I have always been skinny (thank you, genes), and I was worried that pregnancy was going to ruin me forever. When I was pregnant with Little J, I did the stretches in the What to Expect book, but other than that I didn't do much to stay fit. Consequently, I gained 50 pounds. I am not joking. So needless to say, I had some work to do after Little J was born. I worked really hard, found things that worked, and some things that didn't work. I was able to lose all 50 pounds, get in better shape than I was before I was pregnant, and learn to love my body. And now I want to share how I did it with you! Complete with an embarrassing before and after picture at the end! And full disclosure, I'm still working on a few pounds from pregnancy with Little A. But I'm definitely getting there with these tips!

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