Let’s Get This New Year Started

Let’s Get This New Year Started

Goodbye 2016! It was a year with many happy memories, the year we welcomed our precious Winnie. It was also a rough year, filled with grief, anxiety, and lots of overwhelming about-to-lose-my-shit parenting moments. But we made it. I suspect 2017 will be just as challenging (if not more so). But again we’ll make it through… Continue Reading

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Winter White Citrus Mint Sangria

Winter White Citrus Mint Sangria

I can’t believe it’s nearly 2017! Time to mix up this delicious citrus mint sangria to ring in the New Year. Mostly my drink preparation is limited to unscrewing a bottle of wine and pouring it into a glass (and usually I just tell my husband to do this for me). So this is my first… Continue Reading

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Winnie {One Month Old}

Winnie {One Month Old}

My littlest little is one month old. How the heck did that happen already? The past few weeks have gone by so fast. Knowing this is my last experience with a newborn, I’ve been trying to soak in the snuggles and tiny baby coos as we get to know our new bundle. I find it… Continue Reading

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Roasted Sausage, Polenta and Squash

Roasted Sausage, Polenta and Squash

Sausage, polenta, butternut squash, onions and mushrooms all roasted together to crispy perfection; this roasted sausage, polenta and squash recipe has all the right flavors for a fall dinner. Plus, it’s super easy and quick! You can even have it made before it starts getting dark outside at like 3:30. Easy recipes are an absolute… Continue Reading

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Meet Baby Winnie

Meet Baby Winnie

Last week our little rainbow baby finally arrived after nine long months of anticipation — and she’s a girl! We’re so excited to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Winnie Theodora Kopp. Winnie’s birth story isn’t quite as dramatic as her big sister’s. This time we made it to the hospital (much… Continue Reading

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Spooky Spider Halloween Favors

Spooky Spider Halloween Favors

Halloween is less than two weeks away! I can hardly wait. So in anticipation of all the spooky activities coming up, including my family’s annual pumpkin carving gathering, I made cute spider Halloween favors for the children using little candy jars. These favors are creepy, crawly, and filled with sweet treats — a perfect DIY… Continue Reading

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Asian Pear Cobbler Dessert

Asian Pear Cobbler Dessert

Fall is here and it’s not just apple season – it’s Asian pear season! So go find some and make this Asian pear cobbler dessert. I promise it does not disappoint. Usually I make autumn desserts with apples, which are readily and abundantly available from many farms near us this time of year. But not… Continue Reading

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Pregnancy After Loss: A Heavier Weight to Carry

Pregnancy After Loss: A Heavier Weight to Carry

Being pregnant is hard. It’s even harder after a miscarriage or stillbirth. For most women, pregnancy is pretty crappy. Sure, there’s the joy, anticipation and “glow” (if you’re lucky). But the average pregnant mom also has to deal with nausea and exhaustion. There’s the insomnia, constant need to pee, sudden onset of acne, hormonal ups… Continue Reading

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Back to School Celebration

Back to School Celebration

Last week, we celebrated the beginning of Owen’s academic journey with a school kick-off party! After all, starting preschool is kind of a big deal so I couldn’t let the occasion go by without a back to school celebration dinner (also, Target had some adorable school decorations in their dollar zone that I couldn’t resist buying).… Continue Reading

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