Mini Style

5 Things I Did to Get Out of A Rut Last Week

People have always remarked to me about how hard it must be that Aaron travels so much for work.  Sure it’s easier when he’s home. We can divide and conquer bedtime, cooking and cleaning, and our children in general, but especially now that Ever is older, it’s always felt manageable. Two weeks ago, though, while he was traveling I found myself in the funkiest of funks that I couldn’t shake. It felt like a bad mood coupled with uncharacteristic anxiety and feeling overwhelmed. My usually generous supply of patience …

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The Longest Shortest Time || Parenting Advice I’ve Been Putting To Use Lately

The days are long but the years are short and these days I am in the habit of reminding myself that the only thing that will matter to me some day will be these mini people of mine—that I’ve raised them to know how unconditionally I love them and that they’re capable and empathetic and socially aware human beings. The older I get, the more sure of this I am.  As Parker has gone from a baby to a toddler to a full on kid (and next year an elementary schooler!), there is definitely more to navigate, consider, and think about.  Aaron and …

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A Good Morning. No, A Great Morning.

(A Note from the Editor: I jotted this down in wordpress on May 4th and recently found it in my drafts by accident, looking for something else. I was working on another post that morning but just remember these words in my head so I paused what I was doing, created a new post, spilled my thoughts on to the digital page, and then hit save with no intention of publishing, but alas here we are… published. Photos were more recently captured.) I awake to the sounds of a whimpering baby, a common occurrence around here.  But after my own …

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Cool Hunting || 75 of the Best Summer Sandals for Kids

How was your weekend, friends?  Each weekend seems to get better than the one before as Ever continues to grow and the weather continues to warm.  We try to spend as much time outside right now– soaking up the near perfect temps before the triple digit heat sets in.  (Which reminds me that I need to update the girls summer wardrobe stat before all of the shorts and swimsuits are picked over!)  As if shopping wasn’t already fun enough, buying mini sized things somehow happens to be even more thrilling. Who would have …

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