The Woes of Breastfeeding
One of the many things that I have learned since having a baby is how much work it takes toRead more.
“You know you’ve really made it when you have haters and critics.” (Mr. Handsome) Later this month, I will celebrateRead more.
St. Louis Vacation
I think it’s safe to say that Mr. Handsome and I are officially “zoo people.” So far, I have writtenRead more.
Cadillac Mountain at Sunset
Have you ever visited Acadia National Park along the Maine Coast? Last fall, after exploring Boston and the upper andRead more.
Happy Friday! As Little Buddy approaches his five-month milestone, we want to hear your thoughts on sleep training. Since heRead more.
Baby’s 1st Beach Trip
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we took Little Buddy on his first vacation, down to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. ItRead more.
Our Splurge-Worthy Favorites
Since you are are an avid money saver, is there anything you think is worth splurging on or that youRead more.
Boston at Sunrise
Hope your week is going well. To brighten your day, I thought I would share five lovely photos that myRead more.
Hard Day of Yard Work
*This post was written by Mr. Handsome. I know millennials have gotten a bad rap for not being willing toRead more.
Career vs. SAHM
Were you working before the baby? Do you plan to return to work? Mr. Handsome and I have thoroughly enjoyedRead more.
Walk at Home
A few weeks ago, I shared a workout program that I have been using called Walk at Home. (For moreRead more.
Paleo Pancake Pix
Last week, Little Buddy and I were browsing the beautiful aisles of Costco, doing our twice-a-month stock-up. We happened uponRead more.
Where Have You Been?
I have read through all the questions that you submitted on my Ask Ellie 3.0 post, and Mr. Handsome andRead more.
We Have a Roller!
Just after he hit his three-month milestone, our Little Buddy made a very exciting accomplishment. He rolled over from hisRead more.
Ask Ellie 3.0
Back in 2015 and 2017, I released posts titled “Ask Ellie” and “Ask Ellie 2.0.” Tons of readers submitted questions,Read more.
Baby’s 1st Zoo Trip
Spring has arrived, and the weather has finally warmed up! The three of us took a family trip to theRead more.
Old Country Church
When we’re driving along backroads, which happens quite frequently here in Tennessee, I always enjoy snapping photos of old countryRead more.
Body After Baby
Regular physical activity has always been important to me. I was involved in sports throughout my childhood and teen yearsRead more.
Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring is underway, and summer is just around the corner (which means it’s early fall forRead more.
Mr. Handsome’s Gift to Me
It’s already April, but I just realized that I never showed you the Christmas present that Mr. Handsome gave me.Read more.
Bringing Home Baby
In January, I posted my birth story in a series of three posts. In case you haven’t had a chanceRead more.
3-Month Baby Update
Mr. H Jr is almost three months old, so I thought I would share a quick baby update. Although heRead more.
Dealing with Negative Comments
For as long as I have been blogging, I have had countless readers ask me how I deal with theRead more.
Win a Fancy New Mop!
Something you may not know about me is that I am utterly and hopelessly obsessed with cleaning. I dream aboutRead more.
Mr. H the Entomologist
Mr. H Jr. is just over two months old, and it has been fun to see his personality start toRead more.
A Unique Experience
Good afternoon, blog readers! I saw this discussion post on social media, and I thought it would be an interestingRead more.
When we moved into our house, one of the bedrooms was already painted blue and gray, which turned out toRead more.
Maine Lighthouse Tour
During our October East Coast trip, we toured the Boston area for five days, drove up through New Hampshire toRead more.
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
Raise your hand if you like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I sure do! As far as I’m concerned, peanut butterRead more.
Baby’s 1st Day Out
Another blog post from Mr. Handsome… Little Buddy just crossed the six-week mark, so his immune system is strong enoughRead more.
How to Calm a Crying Baby
One of our friends, who also has an infant son, is the oldest of 12 children, and her youngest siblingRead more.
Marriage and Compromise
Hello readers! Based on questions we have received and discussions that have been sparked on the blog, we decided toRead more.
My Valentine’s Gift
Two weekends ago during a spell of warm weather, Mr. Handsome headed out the door on a “run.” An hourRead more.
Valentine’s Day Bridal Shower
Anne just threw another themed bridal shower! When she mentioned several months ago that she had been chosen as theRead more.
Million Dollar Bacon
Last night was a difficult one for me because Little Buddy woke up every two hours to eat, so I’mRead more.
Introducing Mr. H Jr!
Mr. H Jr is already one month old, and we can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. The otherRead more.
Quebec City Lower Town
In December, I posted a handful of photos from the day we spent rambling around Quebec City, and I haveRead more.
Have you ever tried Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels? Mr. Handsome is a huge fan. They have different flavors, but hisRead more.
Birth Story, Part 3
A few days ago, I shared part two of my birth story. Here is part three… I pushed for aboutRead more.
Birth Story, Part 2
In part 1 of my birth story (Click here to read), I left off right as the nurse midwife brokeRead more.
Did any of you get a big dump of snow this week? In Tennessee, we woke up to what IRead more.
Birth Story, Part 1
First off, I want to say thank you for all the support, well wishes, and prayers that you all haveRead more.
Although it has been months since our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, I still have more photos toRead more.
Baby Handsome Has Arrived!
We have a baby! Mr. H Jr. arrived safe and sound after a long labor (details coming soon). He wasRead more.
It’s Just a Flesh Wound
On the morning of Thanksgiving, I glanced over at Mr. Handsome and noticed a one-inch cut on his face, directlyRead more.
Nashville Skyline Paintings
Until this summer, Mr. Handsome had been painting solely with oils for almost three years before starting to use acrylics.Read more.
First thing this morning, my husband accompanied me to my weekly obstetrics appointment. I have officially reached the 39-week markRead more.
On Christmas Day, Mr. Handsome and I opened gifts and had a relaxing morning and afternoon at home before headingRead more.
Old Quebec City
Earlier this fall, I shared photos from our visit to the 400-year-old town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and our rainy walkRead more.
Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful blog readers! How are you celebrating? What I love about holidays like Christmas,Read more.
Baby Shower with Old Friends
On my Facebook page, I mentioned that the ladies in our church small group threw me a baby shower, andRead more.
Holiday Baking: Gingerbread Cookies and Royal Icing
Growing up with a mom who was raised by European parents, gingerbread was a big part of our Christmas celebration.Read more.
Christmas Tree Chaos
While visiting Mr. Handsome’s family for Thanksgiving, everyone met at a Christmas tree farm (which also had live reindeer–see myRead more.
Midwife or Doctor, Home Birth or Hospital? Oh My…
With my due date less than four weeks away, we are nearing the end of this pregnancy journey and areRead more.
Banjo Christmas Tunes
Mr. Handsome has been practicing his banjo! He came up with his own arrangement of the popular Christmas carol “ORead more.
Baby Bump and Plant Update
A good portion of our living room is currently being taken up by three massive corn plants–called corn plants becauseRead more.
Throughout my pregnancy, countless people have asked if I have had any cravings, and the answer has always been no.Read more.
Grandma’s Birdie Buns
For most of my childhood, we lived 1,500 miles away from my maternal grandparents and were only able to seeRead more.
The day after Thanksgiving, I jumped in the car at 8am to do a few hours of Black Friday shopping,Read more.