• 7 Free Family Outing in Almost Any City

    7 Free Family Outings To Do In Almost Any City

    What family doesn’t love free outings? Saving money ALWAYS  feels good. My family recently moved to a new state and finding things to do with my son was important for us because we stayed so…

    January 11, 2018
  • Favorite Baby Items

    Our Favorite Baby Items for Baby No. 2

    Yes it’s true, there are a million blog posts about “Favorite Baby Items” but I am going to share with you the products we love and why. I think it’s so important that every Mom &…

    January 7, 2018
  • Forgiveness is a VERB.

    The Thing About Forgiveness

    I remember being a child when I decided that forgiveness was something I would likely never understand. How can you condone or overlook the pain someone causes you? True forgiveness was an impossible idea…

    January 3, 2018
  • birth, birth story, amelia

    Welcome to the Family Amelia Pearl!

    It’s been a while and we have some big news!  My husband and I been blessed with another beautiful life and her name is Amelia “Millie” Pearl Hansen. We are so in love. Like her brother Amelia came a little…

    November 15, 2017
  • Explore America Summer 2016 {Downtown Little Rock}

    Stop number two on our road trip was Little Rock, Arkansas. I immediately thought.. What could be so great about Little Rock? But then we arrived at the campsite and this was our view.…

    September 10, 2016
  • Explore America Hot Springs

    Explore America Summer 2016 {Hot Springs, Arkansas}

    When I was younger we went on a road trip almost every summer.  While there may have been some arguing and bad attitudes, those are some of my most favorite memories from childhood. This…

    August 7, 2016
  • Summer Style Favorites for Boys

    There are so many great blog posts out there about style picks for girls but so few for boys. So I thought it would be good to share some of our favorites with you.…

    May 24, 2016
  • My Son Has Baby Fever and I’m Not Ready

    Two nights ago when the day was through and the calm found us just before bed time. My son, all snuggled up next to me looked up with tears in his eyes.  What’s wrong I asked..…

    April 18, 2016

    In 2005 my younger sister Miranda and I had the awesome opportunity to travel to Bulgaria.  I was 18 with a chance to head to Europe, who wouldn’t go?  We would leave the day after my…

    March 13, 2016
  • Packed School Lunch Ideas and Our Preschool Adventures

    Packed school lunches are a fairly new thing for us.  In our particular situation my son’s school prohibits certain foods and requires that other foods be prepared a certain way.  My son may not…

    March 6, 2016
  • The Value of a Teacher on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

    Today on Dr. Seuss’ birthday it seems only fitting to write about my appreciation for my son’s pre-school teacher, Ms. Ellie. Not to sound dramatic or anything but Ms. Ellie was sent DIRECTLY from…

    March 2, 2016
  • Marriage Lessons Learned in Our Seven Years

    Love first. In marriage things happen that challenge your love, trust and companionship.  When they do, I learned to choose love first.  This is still a struggle for me especially when all the other negative…

    October 29, 2015