This past week was ROUGH. There is no way to sugarcoat it. It was a combination of things: the news, my hormones, the broken laptop screen. I don’t want to get into the details, but let’s just say I had a minute left on my workout video playing from my laptop and Hudson decided he…… Continue reading Themed Week of Play: The Color Red
It is no secret that I am a lover of children’s books. I also love love, so it only makes sense that I share a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day books to read and give to your little ones this year! Over here in the Capel home, we are starting a new tradition of…… Continue reading 10 Favorite Valentine’s Day Books
I love structure, routines, and schedules. I love doing the same type of thing every week. For some this might seem super boring, but for me, it is absolutely necessary. I struggle with decisions. I am incredibly indecisive, so the fewer decisions I need to make within the week, the better. There is something incredibly refreshing…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Finding Routine as a Stay-at-Home Mom
This one is for you mama. The one who feels like she most certainly has the craziest, loudest, and messiest child in the world. You are not alone. I am right there with you. I know I cannot be alone in this feeling that my son seems to be the only one that is quite…… Continue reading Mama with the Crazy Child: You Are Not Alone!
Have you ever had a day or a week where you were struck with a deep feeling in your bones that you were doing exactly what you were made to do? Trust me, I have a lot of days of doubt. A lot of days where I question if the Lord wants more from me. …… Continue reading Alive in Your Calling
After especially busy seasons, slow weekends are best friends. This past weekend was similarly sweet and mellow like the past weekend I wrote about. I want to put this into words so I don’t forget. I am feeling just so thankful right now. Life feels simple and peaceful and quiet, and I know this won’t…… Continue reading Find Beauty in the Ordinary & Have a Great Weekend!
Mamas, let’s talk about weaning. Weaning is something that seems to not be as talked about. There seems to be an abundance of information surrounding the early days of breastfeeding; however, I have found that there seems to be less out there when it comes to weaning. Why? Not totally sure, but I have a…… Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew About Weaning
Four years ago today I married my very best friend. And I know that is a cliché that is easy to type up and sounds nice and cute, but I truly mean it. Before we even started dating or got engaged or got married or had a beautiful baby boy, he was first just a…… Continue reading 4 Lessons in 4 Years of Marriage
26.2. This is the number that has pushed me out the door. It’s the number that reminded me of my strength and endurance that I thought I left behind in college. It’s also the number that filled my postpartum days with rhythm, cadence, hope and a sense of purpose. Don’t get me wrong. Being a…… Continue reading More Than a Marathon
We all have different experiences when it comes to motherhood, but for me, becoming a mom was a million times more draining, sad, and dark than I ever would have imagined. The commercials definitely do not paint motherhood in this type of way. They show the pretty parts. Just like social media. We seem to…… Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mom