Whether you’re the Maid-of-Honor or a friend who volunteered to throw the bride’s last bash before she’s married—the bachelorette party is important, fun, and a whole lot of work. But don’t be afraid to throw one! While the workload is high, the reward is a thousand times higher, and being able to give your friend… Read More 8 Tips for throwing a Flawless Bachelorette Party
Well, as much as I didn’t want it to happen, my baby girl has two teeth that have popped right through! I know I should be excited, and I am in many ways, but I’m also very sad that her gummy smiles are soon going to be completely changed when more of those pearly whites… Read More Our newfound love of bandana bibs
Hi! And welcome to my freshly launched website. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, then you’ve seen it change before: it started as “Becoming Frank” when I was a newly-engaged 23-year-old and then a few years later it changed to “My Frank Family,” as a family-oriented blog when I found out I… Read More From “My Frank Family” to “The Freehearted:” here’s why!
It seriously doesn’t seem like it’s been SIX MONTHS since my baby girl came into this world… Half a year? What? I can’t even process this right now. But I’m going to have to. Six months ago I was carrying around this tiny 7 lb 11 oz newborn and I felt the whole world stood… Read More Kensie Lou’s 6 month update
I am still so excited and surprised! Yesterday, I logged on to reply to some comments on my most recent post, and found out that the lovely Army Wife with Daughters had nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. How thoughtful of her! Then, I logged on today and found out that Abby Co nominated me… Read More One Lovely Blog Award – My first two nominations!
When I was pregnant, I received SO many strange looks when I told people I planned to cloth diaper. I got a lot of Good luck with that! and You’re crazy! remarks, and I even had a friend bet me $50 that we wouldn’t last with them… (Kate, pay up! hehe). In retrospect, I should’ve seen… Read More 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Cloth Diapers
Well, just as I guessed it would, these past two months have flown by! And now, my little newborn is no longer so little anymore. We’ve got an adorable, sleep regressing, laughing little four-month-old, and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about her changes. So for starters, Kensington’s three month clothes fit her PERFECTLY… Read More Kensie Lou’s 4 Month Update
On April 5th, 2016 at 4 in the morning, Dylan and I found out we were going to be having a baby. We stood in the bathroom in such shock and excitement for as long as we could before I had to get to work by 4:30 AM. I couldn’t stop smiling and all I… Read More Reliving our first pregnancy, just one more time!
My family doesn’t like to make decisions and meal planning helps us avoid time wasting conversations. It takes the What do you want for dinner? back and forth convo out of our evenings (and we used to waste a lot of time on these conversations). Now, we have a menu scheduled out at least 2 weeks at a time,… Read More 5 Easy Steps to Meal Plan Successfully
My husband let out a big laugh when I told him that I wanted to create our three-month-old an Easter basket. But I was so serious! I had already given up Christmas stockings and gifts since Kensington was only two-weeks-old for her first Christmas, so I wasn’t skipping over her first Easter, too. Plus, I thought it would be so fun to build… Read More Baby Kensington’s first Easter basket