Posts by: Jen Thompson


On June 19, 2013 By

One of the biggest unresolved sadnesses of my life is that I do not have a joyful association with child birth. When Lydia was born, there was no tiny baby squeal. There was no long, lingering baby snuggle. There was no first family photo where I look exhausted but thrilled and Micah looks like a […]

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If you had told seventeen year old (or even twenty-two year old) me that one day I would be making my own cleaning products, I would have thrown a bar of Fels Naptha soap right in your face. Well, I would have if I had known what it was.

The desire to save some […]

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Holbrook Farm

On May 22, 2013 By

This past weekend, my friend Megan and her two little girls came for a visit! We decided to take a post-nap trip to visit Holbrook Farm in Bethel. My dear friend Lisa works there and showed us around!

We got to see (and pet!) some new little chickens.

I’ve been a little low the past couple weeks. Despite the beauty all around, I’ve been finding that spring makes me sad. Our girl died in April, so every spring has this kind of heaviness as we remember where we were this time however many years ago. As I was reflecting on what to write, […]

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Play Kitchen Make-Over

On April 17, 2013 By

I picked up this adorable, old school play kitchen for $20. It was pretty beat from years of loving from another family, but I knew we could make it new again. I had the vision.

First thing to do was remove all the doors and hardware. We laid everything out on […]

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Awhile ago, Jamy (whose little dude is due to make an appearance in mere DAYS, people!) asked a bunch of moms for some mom related wisdom as she approaches parenting. I spent one day writing down a bunch of stuff and then never sent them to her. So, Jamy, here they are! My parenting wisdom. […]

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Baby Shower

On March 27, 2013 By

This weekend, we got a chance to celebrate Jamy and her little dude who is due to make his appearance in just about a month! Amber, Betsy, Pam (Jamy’s mother-in-law) and I wanted to host a shower or Jamy full of things she loves, and without too much fuss. We decided to have a mini […]

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On March 13, 2013 By

Chances are, if you’re a new mom (or really just the mom of anyone who isn’t a teenager), you’ve heard these words: “Enjoy every minute! It goes by so fast!” Whenever anyone says this to me, I get a slight sense of panic. Although I am enjoying my boy’s little years, I know that there […]

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Adoption Books

On March 6, 2013 By

A lot of people ask us if we’re going to tell Levi that he’s adopted. This is, I’m assuming, a question that most parents of adopted children get asked. I know that everyone handles it differently, and obviously it entirely depends on your child and your family. We are hopeful to be able to convey […]

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Toddler Painting

On February 27, 2013 By

As in, painting with a toddler. Not painting your toddler, though that could be it’s own kind of funny thing.

Having always had a love for artistic things, but not being very artistic myself, whenever I would go to craft stores I would pine away as I looked at the beautiful piles and piles of […]

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