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Welcome to A + Life!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #PlayingWithPlaymobil Listen y’all, I have a few favorite things. If you’ve been around here for long, you probably already know most of them. One of them, is Target. (Naturally). Another of them, is my girls. (Duh) And […]

Abigail, Miss Mabel, Other

October 16, 2019

Sisterhood, PLAYMOBIL, & Target.

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I haven’t shared much about my increasing anxiety since being pregnant with Finn (maybe that’s another post to add to my forever long drafts list…..) but one of the biggest things that was causing me to lose sleep at night was my babies being around water. My in-laws have a lake-house with a busy road […]

Abigail, Finn, Miss Mabel

August 7, 2019

Survival Swimming

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Something that I have always wanted to do with my kids is go berry picking! I’ve always seen these magical photos of kiddos picking strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and the like and somehow, always seem to miss the season for going. Until now! A friend of ours invited us to come with them one day a […]

Abigail, Family, Finn, Miss Mabel

July 10, 2019

Blueberry Picking

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Back in May, our Mabel E turned the big F-O-U-R! (If you want to read her fast & furious birth story, you can click HERE!) It’s hard to believe that she has already been here with us for four years and we are SO thankful! She kicked off her special day with bright pink flowers […]

Miss Mabel

July 9, 2019

Mabel is FOUR!

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Oh Miss Mabel. Everyone just absolutely adores you. I don’t know if you remember, but when we chose her name, we settled on it because it meant, “loving and dear” and oh my goodness- does she ever encompass that meaning! She’s silly and funny. Smart and quick. Sweeeetttt and kind. I mean, I’m totally biased […]

Miss Mabel

December 6, 2018

Maybe It’s Mabel E.

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It was the summer of 2014. One year after our IVF success/failure. We made 8 babies and lost 8 babies over Father’s Day weekend in the summer of 2013. It was the single worst experience, the most suffering, and the hardest thing I had ever walked through. Months of counseling, a summer sermon series on Habukkuk, […]

Infertility, Miss Mabel

October 30, 2018


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This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Today is a big day in our house- it’s our first day back with Classical Conversations! Since we’re homeschoolers, we always have a little like “does this count as our first day of school?” […]

Abigail, Homeschooling, Miss Mabel

August 20, 2018

Back To School With OshKosh

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