Hey Momma, I see you.

I know. I know. Everyone talks about how motherhood changes you, and how your perspective shifts.

But you guys, here’s the thing.

It. Does.

Now don’t get me wrong, I still love a lot of the things I used to love, and I still am passionate about my goals and driven.

But I’ve learned to balance keeping a clean and tidy house (thank you Dustbunny Cleaning for the deep cleans I would be lost without you), and simply snuggling and enjoying my girl in the moment.

Honestly time is FLYING by, and I dont want to miss these moments because I was so worried about picking up every tiny piece of the toy that my dog Elli just shredded, or scrubbing every surface after making dinner.

Momma, I want you to know that these days are important. And that these days won’t last.

I know some days you feel like the world is swallowing you whole, and like you arent good enough, but news flash-you are MORE than enough.

You are an amazing mom even when you don’t feel like it.

You are a child of God, hand picked by Him to love on your precious baby.

You are a wonderful friend even if you can’t drop everything to be there for everyone all the time now that you have a baby.

You are a deserving spouse and you deserve the love you receive from your spouse.

You will get through this stage, and someday your house will be clean again. And when that day comes, you’ll miss this day you have today.

Soak in the snuggles, and love your little baby.

Momma, I see you- taking the time to do the best you can.


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Skin Care Routine

You guys, as some of you know I’ve been dabbling some in Instagram influencing, and I have to say that I am BEYOND obsessed with this new skin care line that was gifted to me.

Derma E

Anti-aging line
  • Vegan
  • GMO Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • And absolutely NO
    • 🚫 parabens
    • 🚫 sulfates
    • 🚫 petrolatum
    • 🚫 mineral oils
    • And more junk you DONT need

It has all the good stuff your skin needs, and none of the rest.

I’m not lying when I say my skin feels softer and brighter when I’m using it.

And it doesn’t have harsh chemicals for an overpowering scent, so it has a wonderful soft and subtle smell.

My personal favorite is the night cream, I put it on before bed and my skin looks brighter with reduced lines every time.


The best way to treat fine lines and wrinkles is to prevent them, so while I don’t have a ton of wrinkles now, I’m taking care of my skin to keep them away

Go grab yourself one of their lines by clicking below



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Family Photos

Does your family take family photos? Growing up that wasn’t something we really did as my mother hated photos of herself.

If I’m being brutally honest, I’m MUCH more out of shape then I would like to be, that being said, I want my daughter to have lots of photos to look back on.

It sad to think some day photos are the only thing our family will have left of us.

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I dont ever want to look back and wish I had more photos and memories of these days.

So take the dang pictures.

Even when your daughter won’t do anything but stick her tongue her tongue out at you…

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Love Story

If you haven’t already heard the story of how Shane and I got to where we are now, then be prepared to get hit right in the feels.

When Shane and I were kids, we met at church camp.

I know, I know, cheesy.

We became BEST FRIENDS where I firmly kept him for 7 or so years… poor guy.

After 7 years, I realized that my life was so, so much better with him in it and began driving to Fargo, where he was attending college to see him more and more. We went out on our first date at Red Lobster,–classy, I know–and he used his plasma donation card to pay (I joke it was blood money, he’s not impressed).

After some tough conversations, Shane decided to move to Dickinson to continue our relationship, and wrestle for DSU.

Fast forward a few months, Shane doesn’t find school to be a good fit and begins working full time, and we buy a house-winter of 2015.

January of 2017 Shane tied a cute little box to Nikita, our rescue German Shepherd dog’s collar and sent her to me to propose.

Low quality photo, high quality memory

September 1st, 2018 we said our I Do’s with a big party of all our friends and family.

Photo creds: Krystal Kester
Photo creds: Taylor Dawn Photography

And I’ve been a little MIA from the blogging world because we welcomed the newest Undem on May 14th, 2020 πŸ₯°

Carolynn Rose 🌹