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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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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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Owen’s First Day of Preschool

Owen’s First Day of Preschool

Suddenly I have a school-age child. The past four years flew by and now we’ve reached this milestone: Owen has started preschool. This momentous occasion was like Christmas day. Owen has been waiting to go to school for months, impatiently counting the days. Throughout the summer whenever he’d meet someone, he’d somehow find a way… Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Carmendy {24 Months Old}

Catching Up With Carmendy {24 Months Old}

She’s two! And so this is the very last monthly post about Carmendy. On one hand, I’m glad I don’t have to take these photos each month because my children hate modeling. On the other hand, I’m sad to close this chapter. It seems like just yesterday when Carmendy was making her dramatic entrance into… Continue Reading

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Owen’s Quarterly Update {4 Years Old}

Owen’s Quarterly Update {4 Years Old}

Oh, Owen. Where to begin? He is such a character. Writing these posts is a true challenge; it’s impossible to capture Owen’s essence in words. But yet I try, because I want to remember all the hilarious, sweet and exhausting moments with him. The moments with him are numbered. He’s four years old now, ready… Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Carmendy {23 Months Old}

Catching Up With Carmendy {23 Months Old}

Ahh, one more month until my baby is two! I’m in the home stretch…only one more monthly update to go. I can’t believe I’ve managed to keep up with this for the past two years. Even if some posts were ridiculously late, I think I deserve a big pat on the back. I’m sure Carmendy… Continue Reading

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Rainbow Baby Kopp Is On The Way!

Rainbow Baby Kopp Is On The Way!

“He makes all things beautiful in His time.” And it’s finally time for us to share our news. We’re so happy to announce that we’re expecting our rainbow baby. This October our arms will be fuller and the hole in our hearts will be slightly smaller. When we lost our baby girl last November, we were… Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Carmendy {22 Months Old}

Catching Up With Carmendy {22 Months Old}

My baby girl is turning into a big girl each day. Life is so busy, it feels like there’s not enough time to fully enjoy Carmendy at this age. And I love this age! Sure, like all children at this stage, she has tantrums, desperately wants to be independent, and is extremely stubborn (the brink… Continue Reading

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33 Reasons My Child Got Out of Bed

33 Reasons My Child Got Out of Bed

It’s 8:35pm. The house is quiet. I just switched the TV channel from Disney Jr. to HGTV. My grown-up snacks are already out and being consumed – wine, ice cream, potato chips. The children are snuggly tucked into bed. I’m just about to start some chores (check Facebook, vent about my day via text message with my… Continue Reading

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Catching Up With Carmendy {21 Months Old}

Catching Up With Carmendy {21 Months Old}

In just a few short months, little Carmendy will be two years old! Every day she looks less and less like a baby to me. But I love her more and more. She’s just so darn cute, especially since I know what’s to come (age 2 and 3) and she feels so easy to care… Continue Reading

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