• Tips for Slowing Down for Busy Mothers

    Dena December 9, 2022

    Okay, friends, it has been a crazy week over here. On top of the typical holiday prep, the twins came down with the flu. It was a wild ride involving 3 consecutive nights where they wouldn’t sleep unless they were in my arms. I can’t accurately explain what it is like trying to sleep with 2 one-year-old toddlers in your arms, but suffice to say, it didn’t involve much sleeping……

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  • a year later

    Dena August 17, 2022

    Here we are, a year later. Like most people who meet them, I am obsessed with their cheeks–soft and full and perfect. I cannot count how many times I have kissed those little cheeks, at least 30 times a day, every day, if I had…

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  • Money Saving Tips for Mamas

    Dena February 14, 2022

    I’ve always considered myself a saver. Finances were a priority for me for as long as I can remember. As soon as I was old enough, I got my first job. I loved having my own money and being able to purchase the things that…

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  • Normalize “Not Getting Anything Done”

    Dena November 1, 2021

    Today I want to talk about the difference between “seen” and “unseen” work. This is such an important topic and it is so close to my heart. As a stay at home mom, or a work from home mom, there are so many times when…

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  • Thoughts on Motherhood: Late Winter 2021

    Dena March 9, 2021

    𝕄𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕙𝕠𝕠𝕕 ☾ It’s the one thing I wanted more than anything else in the world. When I was a little girl I used to take meticulous care of my dolls. I kept them in perfect condition and treated them with love and tenderness, always tending…

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  • Catching Up on Autumn

    Dena November 16, 2020

    I haven’t been as present here as I would like lately because wonderful things are happening for our family. There is so much that I plan to share in the coming months, but for now I want to do a little catching up about what’s…

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  • Simplifying a Kids Bedroom: The Before

    Dena May 11, 2020

    Many years ago as I prepared to become a mother, I had a list of lofty ideals about the kind of mother I would be. In my mid-twenties, I adopted a minimalist lifestyle and I wished to incorporate those ideals in motherhood. I fell in…

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  • Thoughts on Blended Family Life…

    Dena April 4, 2020

    There is so much to say about blended family life. It’s not something that I ever anticipated for myself; but life has a funny way of doing that, doesn’t it? Presenting you with the unexpected. Sometimes it feels like my little family just expanded overnight…

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  • Planting Seeds and Finding Hope

    Dena March 23, 2020

    Happy Monday, sweet friends. What a strange time we are in. So much has changed in the ten days since I shared my thoughts on the pandemic. At that point, it was just a looming anxiety over what was to come. Now, as we approach…

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