Today is our third blogiversary! I can hardly believe it’s already been three years since this post. Yet, life has changed so dramatically in my little world which means this little blog has changed quite a bit too. And I’m so grateful for all of the changes. 

The biggest change? Baby of course! And my favorite topic in the world is now parenting. I can’t think of anything in the world that is more exciting, joy-filled and challenging. It is also something that brings women together in a way that is so different from anything I’ve experienced before.

Yesterday, I was over on Buy Modern Baby talking about a hot new car seat that is about to hit the market. Check it out if you get a chance and your comments are always appreciated. Three years ago, car seats were the furthest thing from my mind and now they completely fire me up!

The most important lesson for me as a new parent (am I even considered a new parent anymore? Feels like I still am!) has been to simply embrace change as it is. And that’s not always an easy thing to do. Someday, when it’s a bit further behind me, I’ll share my postpartum experience with you. Becoming a parent is certainly amazing, but it is also life changing in every possible way and it can take some time to really accept all of that.

{photo credit — Gina Zeidler}

And even now, almost 18 months later, every day with my little man is interesting, different and new. I’ve learned to sit back with a big cup of coffee and enjoy the ride. Enjoy the smiles, the laughter, the obnoxious fits once in a while and everything in between. I am so grateful for the life I have built, the family I share my life with and the home (as unfinished and messy as it may be) I share with my two guys!

{via Instagram}

So, in honor of our third blogiversary, I’m giving away one of my favorite mugs-the Anthropologie monogrammed mug. Maybe you can enjoy your favorite hot comforting beverage in it this winter!

To enter:

  • Please leave a comment telling me what has changed in your life in the last three years for the better or what you are grateful for today.
  • For a second chance to win, head over to our Facebook page and “like” us. Then, just leave a second comment telling me you like us! If you are already a Facebook fan, you are eligible too! Leave a second comment as well.

I’ll choose a random winner on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. CST. I’ll ship your monogram mug straight to you! Can’t wait to hear what you are grateful for!