What I Want My Boys to Learn From the Josh Duggar Scandal

{My boys don’t know anything about this story yet and I hope they will be oblivious for several years. These are just things that I will want them to know when they do see someone like Josh or the Duggar family fall from the pedestal.} I’m sure that by now you have probably all heard […]

30 weeks already! I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is flying by! There have definitely been changes since the last bumpdate 5 weeks ago. The bump is bigger, BabyT#3 is more active, my diet is almost always Trim Healthy Mama approved and my house is cleaner thanks to nesting. One thing that hasn’t changed […]

{This post includes affiliate links} I love baking. The only part I don’t love about baking are all the cookies, desserts, sweets laying around that call my name. I love Trim Healthy Mama because I’m learning how to fuel my body with healthier options. I love trying to convert recipes to fit THM principles {sugar […]

The Best Beach for Toddlers and Preschoolers in West Michigan

Our Summer Bucket List { you knew that I was going to bring that up again, didn’t you?} is steadily getting done this summer, despite thoughts that I had recently about not much getting accomplished. One thing that was on it was having a beach day here on our West Michigan beaches. We definitely had […]

We have been slowly working away on our Summer Bucket List. Honestly most of the fun things are done and now we are on to finishing up our summer projects but looking at our calendar those won’t get done until September. Every weekend this month is booked with something. We have two camping trips, a […]

One of the questions  about pregnancy that I have been asked the most in the past few weeks is: “Are you going to try to have a natural (vaginal) birth again?” It sorta blows my mind that people would think that I would have one vaginal birth after a cesarean and then not try the […]

Alphabet fun with Melissa and Doug Magnetic letters collage

{Affiliate links are included in this post. Affiliate links do NOT change the price that you pay but I will get a small compensation if you choose to buy something through this site. I only choose products I love and that I think you will love too!} This is not a sponsored post. I was […]

Trim Healthy Mama Overview and One Week Eating Plan

{Affiliate links are included in this post.}   In the last few Bumpdates that I have shared you may have noticed that  I have talked a little bit about the Trim Healthy Mama book. I’ve shared some of the main points of the plan with you but since I am choosing the next week to […]

The middle of summer already! I hope you all have had a good first half, been able to spend time with family, get in some vacation and enjoy all that summer brings. We have been having a great summer! I thought it would be a good time to check in on my bucket list and […]

Yay! Almost to the third trimester! :) That ^^^ was my attempt at a cute posed bumpdate picture. :) Thanks to my sister Anna {my youngest sister. She is getting married in December and that makes me feel old.} for taking a couple pictures for me. I’m definitely feeling pregnant as I near the end […]


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