What an amazing day to share an amazing human, National Authors Day!  Please allow me to introduce to you one of God's greatest blessings to this crazy world, Shana Othen Strole. Shana is a local author, residing in Waterville...
I know some of us have not been there but most of us have…. You know… that one time you had to rush your child to the emergency room freaking out because they injured themselves in one form or...
Moms have so much on their plate postpartum, but there isn't much discussion about what is considered the "fifth trimester." Some moms are able to stay home with their children, and others even have jobs where they work from...
Our son was born on a Friday evening in the living room of our 1870s farmhouse.  Fast and intimate, it was the healing birth I needed.  And the dream home birth I didn't realize I needed.   We weren’t planning a...
While feeding the baby at midnight, decide to start a blog.  You have a voice!  You have things to say! Forget. Remember again the next week.  Type reminder into phone: start blog. Google “how to start a blog” ...
October is Down syndrome awareness month. How each of us chooses to bring awareness to something is probably different for each individual. That's what makes a month dedicated to Down syndrome so exciting. I get to see the mommas in...
Motherhood is never easy, but this season has been an extra level of difficulty with the effect of this worldwide pandemic. We wanted to put together something that was curated around the fall holidays in Toledo- just like our...
Do you ever find yourself in the grocery store as you’re looking for an item, you are attracted to the one next to it with the homemade-looking label? If you’re anything like me, the products with the unique labels...
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent of a toddler, it’s that I must always be prepared with snacks.  At home, in the car, at the store, EVERYWHERE.  Sometimes I wonder how “snack” wasn’t my daughter’s first...
As soon as the calendar hits August, I start to wonder where the summer went? It seems like things were just getting started when, all of a sudden, the "Sunday of Summer" storms onto the scene; the beginning of...

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