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  • William’s Birth Story. 

    William’s Birth Story. 

    It started on our due date: January 30th, 2017. 11:00pm I laid down in bed and immediately had a contraction.   I had been having prodromal labor for several weeks (real-feeling labor that doesn’t dilate/lead to birth, but different than Braxton hicks), so I was hesitant to believe it was the real thing. Ten minutes after […]

  • Life + Ramen 

    Apologies, first: it’s been a whole month since my last post!! -and a busy, busy month it has been.   We heartbreakingly said goodbye to my paternal grandfather as well as a dear family friend, both within two weeks of each other. We spent back to back weekends grieving with our family and friends, yet […]

  • 108 Steps to Deodorizing a Dog Home

    108 Steps to Deodorizing a Dog Home

    Four years ago, I picked her up in a relatively shady neighborhood of Los Angeles. Back then, she was a tiny, eight week old, sweet smelling puppy.  Fast forward a few years and rather than a puppy, we have a dog. More specifically, we have a rather LARGE dog. Runner is roughly 80lbs. We’re told […]

  • The BEST Apple Breakfast Cookies

    The BEST Apple Breakfast Cookies

    Okay, okay; I’ve gone a little bake-crazy lately… But the PERFECT fall weather we’ve had in Minnesota this month, coupled with delicious freshly picked apples we hand-selected at the orchard have just made my favorite fall activity THAT much more irresistible.  I had exactly one apple leftover from our orchard stash, so I had to […]

  • Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites

    Pumpkin Spice Protein Bites

    First things first: updates!!  1.  It’s been a crazy-busy last few weeks of summer. My brother AND my sister both got married within 6 weeks of each other, Hubby started his cross country season (assistant coaching), and I worked the last day of my job, which means that The Modern Homemaker is now officially a […]