The word is passion, but what does it mean to me? Technically speaking there are many definitions to the word, but the one that most closely resonated with me is, “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.” You see, I feel as though in the past few years I… Read More Passion!
Every year for the past few years I have chosen a focus word (or a couple of focus words) for the new year. These are words meant to inspire and encourage us as we walk into the new year. For me, they replace a New Year’s resolution. They focus less on “What am I failing… Read More 2018–Check Yo’self!
HI! Please pardon my absence over the past few months. Thank you for your patience and loyalty. God has been at work in me, and I knew that I needed to take a step back for a bit. Originally, I thought I’d just stop blogging for a week, then a week turned into a month,… Read More Where have you been?!
Months: Nine ❤ Weight: 19 pounds, 3.5 ounces (69%ile) Eden’s pediatrician says that around this time babies start to lose weight because they are more mobile…makes sense! Length: 27.5 ” (57%ile) Diaper Size: All-in-one cloth diapers… No idea any more haha Clothing Size: Some 6-9 months still fit her, but 9 month clothes are perfect… Read More Eden is 9 Months Old!
Months: Eight ❤ Weight: 20.4 pounds Length: 26 3/4 inches Diaper Size: All-in-one cloth diapers/size 3ish Clothing Size: Some of her 6 month clothes still fit her, but it’s mostly 6-9 month and some 9 month. Nicknames: Sugar, love bug, sweetheart, baby, pumpkin, princess… Those seem to be the ones that have stuck! I’m also… Read More Eden is 8 Months Old!
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Physical health and development is such a wide range of “things!” It is all-encompassing of the skills we can do with our body, and also how we take care of… Read More Kiddos on the Move and In the Groove–A Guide Physical Health and Development
Making your house a home is no easy feat, and it’s not always too easy on the bank account either. But there are ways that you can manage all of the challenges; physical and financial! We moved a few months ago and have been working on making our house a home every day since then.… Read More How to Make Your House a Home
A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to tell my story; how I came to know Jesus. It hit me that it had been too long since I last shared my testimony. Let me start by saying this: A few years ago, there was literally nothing you could do to get me to be… Read More My Testimony Roller Coaster
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. How your child approaches learning is every bit as important as what they are learning. When building a strong educational foundation for your child, it is important to learn how your… Read More Approaches to Learning–How to Build a Strong Educational Foundation for your Child
Life…it’s a funny thing isn’t it? We live it every single day, but when it comes to prioritizing the “things” in our life so that we’re making the most of it, it can be tricky! For this illustration, I will use the analogy of building a house. This analogous model represents how our lives should… Read More 6 Steps to Building a Solid Life
Here it is! This is the first story we have to share for our “What to Expect Postpartum” series. I came across Autumn’s story while scrolling Facebook. I had been thinking of writing and sharing my own postpartum story, and when I saw her story I was inspired to reach out and find other mamas… Read More What to Expect Postpartum–Autumn’s Story
We hear it all the time; reading to your babies is so important! But why? So many reasons, so little time! Reading to your babies (yes, this includes school-aged kiddos too!) is one of the most beneficial things you can do as a parent to set and maintain a strong educational foundation. Here are a… Read More Why it’s Important to be Reading to Your Babies! + FREE READING LOG
After you have children, it’s easy to wonder what you should be dong to help them build a strong educational foundation. You want to do anything you can do ensure they will be successful; that’s great! As a former elementary school teacher, turned stay at home mom and home school mama, I want to help… Read More How to Build a Strong Educational Foundation for Your Children
Here’s the thing… Nobody talks about postpartum, often because it’s seen as private or gross. Trust me, I get it! It’s not glamorous, and it’s certainly not as adorable as a brand new squishy baby. I’m on a mission to change the taboo nature of postpartum. Ladies, let’s support and empower each other with information… Read More What to Expect Postpartum–Introduction
Marriage Q&A, here we go! You asked, and we answered! Here are some FAQ marriage questions and our answers to them. *Disclaimer: We are NOT marriage experts! We just answered the questions truthfully and from our own experience. What’s your favorite thing about each other? -Kayci: My favorite thing about Samuel is his… Read More Marriage Q&A
Self care is so much more than just bubble baths, although those are one great way to spend some self care time! Self care is about taking time out of your busy and hectic life and focusing on your own well being. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It doesn’t even have to cost you… Read More 64 Low-Cost or No-Cost Self Care Ideas for Mama!
Months: Seven! Weight: 19.2 pounds Length: Somewhere around 26.5 inches Diaper Size: All-in-one cloth diapers/size 3ish Clothing Size: 6 month, and starting to add in some 6-9 month…. Definitely need to size up in pajamas because she has gotten taller lately! Nicknames: Sugar, love bug, sweetheart, baby, pumpkin, princess… Those seem to be the ones… Read More Eden’s 7 Month Update!
Rest: Cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. If you sang that title in your head in an Aretha Franklin voice, you’re welcome. Rest. It’s so important, but also so hard to come by! We live in a time and lifestyle of go, go, go! But I say whoa,… Read More R-E-S-T-I-N-G! Find out what it Means to Me! Remember to Take Time to Rest
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. These protein balls are the easiest and yummiest snack! They are great for getting an extra dose of protein and other good nutrients, they are a quick and healthy option to… Read More The Best (and Yummiest) Protein Balls Recipe!
Quiet time…Depending on your season of life, quiet time can seem tedious, relaxing, unnecessary, cherished, boring, or well-needed! In life, things can get monotonous or mundane rather quickly if you don’t do something to shake things up a bit every now and then. The same applies to our “quiet time” or our “time in the… Read More 9 Ways to Spend Quiet Time with God
Notice how I didn’t say “Mommy AND me time,” I said Mommy’s Me Time. Recently I saw a graphic that really bothered me because of what it said… “24/7 once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer.” It appears that this quote comes from a book, which I have… Read More Mommy’s Me Time
Eden is 6 months old. How in the world did that happen so quickly?! After Eden was born, a friend of ours wanted to take some family photos for us. I asked her if she wouldn’t mind waiting until it was prettier outside (Eden was born in January) and when Eden could be more interactive.… Read More Rosenak Family Photos
Identity…What if I told you that what you DO does not make you who you are? You are not defined by what you do. Your identity does not stem from what you do, but rather who you are. There are so many things in life that are calling begging for our attention. Beckoning us to do… Read More Identity–You are NOT Defined by what You Do
I’m starting to feel the back to school blues, but not in the way you may think. It’s usually around this time each year that I start getting really excited about back to school…only this year, for the first time since I went to preschool, I am not going back to school…and it’s weird. I… Read More Back to School Blues
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. My daughter just turned 6 months old on July 11th (CRAZY!). We started introducing solids at around 5 months old. Being a more natural mama, I knew that I wanted to… Read More How to Make your own Homemade Baby Food–It’s Easier than you Think!
Nowadays with the technology that we are faced with, we have easy access to a plethora of advice for any situation you may be facing in life. This can be a great thing, but it can also be incredibly overwhelming as we are faced with different view points and perspectives. I want to encourage you… Read More Take a Step Back and be Encouraged
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Eden is 6 months old! We have been blessed by our little love nugget for half a year now! Here is what she has been up to and how she’s developing!… Read More Eden is 6 Months Old!
You mom shamed me. You left a bitter taste in my mouth. Your mom shaming made me feel vengeful, but instead I chose to use this opportunity to rise above. I have waited a couple of weeks to write this post because I wanted to get the bitter taste out of my mouth. If you’re… Read More An Open Letter to the Lady who Passive Aggressively Mom Shamed Me
Written on June 28, 2018. Saying Goodbye to a Home of Many Firsts The Rosenaks are on the move…literally! Tomorrow we will be moving from one side of town to the other, and I have lots of feelings about it. This was a home of many firsts for us. It was my first place I… Read More Saying Goodbye to a Home of Many Firsts
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Get your firecrackers ready! We’re just one week away from the 4th of July…let the celebrations begin! While I don’t have actual firecrackers to offer you, I’ve got a chocolate chip… Read More Firecracker Cookies
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Red, white, and BOOM these fire crackers are delicious! Fire crackers will be a delicious and flavorful addition to your 4th of July get-together, but they also add a nice zing… Read More Fire Crackers
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Raise your hand if you think that being plant-based means salads and raw fruits and vegetables for the rest of your life. Now slowly move your raised hand to your forehead… Read More Plant-Based Barbecue Ideas
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Think dirty?! Say what?! Did I get your attention? Get your head out of the gutter, y’all! Let’s get down to business. Life’s dirty. We should be able to use beauty… Read More Going Clean by Thinking Dirty
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS, WHICH MEANS I CAN MAKE A PROFIT AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. It seems as if we jumped pretty much straight from winter to summer here in Kansas. We had maybe a total of one week of spring-like weather, but then we went… Read More 11 Activities to do with Baby this Summer!
Today, my sister, you turn 18. Legally, you are an adult in many cases. I won’t call you my “little” sister. You’ve been taller than me for at least 5 years now. (It’s fine.) You’re growing up, and I’m so proud of the woman you are becoming. These next several years will continue to grow… Read More 18 Things I Wish I Knew at 18
Months: TWELVE! ❤ Weight: We’ll get the official stats on Monday, but according to our scale at home, she is 21 pounds, 12.8 ounces Length: Again, we’ll get the official stats on Monday, but she’s somewhere around 28.5 – 29 inches. Diaper Size: We had her in size 4s for our trip to Texas this… Read More Eden is 12 Months Old!
What a wild ride…You get pregnant, you wait months and months, then you go through the grueling labor, and suddenly you’re holding that beautiful squishy baby in your arms. It’s quite the experience, and there’s really nothing you could ever compare it to! I’m here to talk about my postpartum experience, which got off to… Read More What to Expect Postpartum — Kayci’s Story