Baby Insomnia

This is a contributed post approved and edited by myself (Nathana Clay). The moment you begin to tell people that you’re pregnant, you will receive an endless chorus along the lines of: “Oh, so many sleepless nights in your future!” and “Sleep while the baby is sleeping!”. Usually this sleeplessness is due to your baby being awake and often hungry.  These long sleepless nights are rough on your health and mental well-being. It can leave an already hormonal new mom weepy, grumpy, and in some cases quite anxious or depressed. And usually when sleep is available, you sleep like a … Read more…

Pursuing Growth in Your Life

This is a contributed post approved and edited by myself. But it is something both Mitch and I have thought about a lot as we approach 30. Our 20s flew by and held a lot of excitement: graduating college, getting married, travel, moving across the country twice (3 states), new jobs, starting our family, and career shifts. What areas are we focusing on as we move forward into our 30s? (I still have a couple years fyi). One of the fastest growing genres of books is self-help. There are thousands of books like these on the shelves of every bookstore … Read more…

Cooing Babies, a Screaming Toddler, and Life as We Know It

***Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. But I decide what I want to share and only promote what we love and use or plan on buying. You are under no obligation, and it doesn’t cost you an extra cent. However, it does help us. And you can buy anything off Amazon through our affiliate link and we will benefit. Thanks! 🙂 *** This post made possible by my amazing husband who let me sneak away with only one baby–Daniel (the one who doesn’t ever take pumped milk in a bottle) to Panera to use my free pastry reward for … Read more…

Tips for Hosting an Outdoor Summer Party

***Post from an Engaged Home contributor. *** Summer is the ideal time to get out the patio furniture, fire up the grill, and spruce up the garden for an outdoor summer party. When the weather permits, gathering with friends and family outside is the perfect opportunity to kickback, relax, drink some tea, and enjoy life. Thinking about getting some friends together this summer? Here are some tips to make your party simple, but spectacular. Invitations Usually outdoor parties and BBQ’s can be organized by a quick phone call or a text to invite your friends and see who can make … Read more…