Big Changes Are Coming!


It’s been pretty quiet over here at The Fox Den Blog, but that’s because new and exciting things are happening! The short of it is that the blog is shifting focus and getting a new webspace at! If you want to know more about why this change is occurring, read on. If not, feel […]

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If I Believe Life Begins At Conception, Why Did It Take Me So Long To Adjust My Thinking?

Life, Parenthood

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, so I thought it would be fitting to share a certain story with you. When I was in college, I reconnected with a childhood friend over coffee at her apartment. At one point my friend got up to go to the bathroom and made a casual comment […]

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Double the Blessing, Double the Fun! An Aunt’s Perspective

Life, Parenthood, Twins

This week I asked my sister Amy to guest post and write about the twins. The following is what she sent me, and it may have made me tear up a bit: When Bethany told us she was pregnant, I had mixed emotions. I was excited, of course. She’d been ready for kids for a […]

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Homemade Hazelnut Syrup


I’ve talked about how my husband and I started making our own vanilla syrup, and we wanted to try out some other flavors, as well. We made this hazelnut syrup as well as a simple syrup, and we hope to try out some others soon.  Now that we’ve started making our own syrups, we will […]

July 27, 2018

How I Trained My Dog Not To Beg From My Kids

Life, Parenthood

If you have children and a dog, you’ve probably seen the bond that can form between them. While their love for one another can be incredibly precious, it can also lead to some bad habits—especially when it comes to food. It’s a cycle that only escalates in time: baby drops food, dog eats food, baby […]

July 22, 2018

Crib-Free By Month Fourteen — Why We Did It

Parenthood, Twins

As parents, we are responsible for making decisions for our young children. While some of these choices may seem trivial to us, they can be tough on little minds. I’m talking about taking away pacifiers, ending the thumb-sucking habit, moving to a “big kid” bed, disconnecting from a blanket or certain stuffed animal…those kinds of […]

July 11, 2018

Crib-Free By Month Fourteen — How We Did It

Parenthood, Twins

We transitioned our twins out of a crib and onto a mattress by the time they were fourteen months old. In a previous post, I discussed why we made the decision to switch their bed sooner than most people do, but I also want to share how we ensured the transition was successful. We talked […]

July 11, 2018

Baby Products We Love – Round 2

Parenthood, Twins

When my daughters were less than six months old, I compiled a list of our favorite baby products. As they got older, our favorite products changed and we discovered a whole new world of toys, car and stroller accessories, meal items, and more. My girls are about 17 months old now, and I wanted to […]

July 6, 2018

Homemade Vanilla Syrup


Whenever my husband and I try out a new coffee shop, we always order the same thing: a vanilla latte, hot or iced, depending on the weather. It’s such a simple drink, but ordering the same thing helps us compare coffee shops and evaluate quality. If a shop doesn’t have a good vanilla latte, we […]

June 28, 2018

Making The Move With Two Under Two

Marriage, Parenthood, Twins

If you’ve been anywhere near my blog or social media pages, you know that my family recently relocated to a tiny city that’s about six hours away from where we previously lived. My husband and I have both moved quite a bit in our lives, and twice together. Still, this move was a whole new […]

June 11, 2018

A Comedy of Errors

Marriage, Parenthood

On Friday, May 25th, my family moved to a super small city in another state. My husband took several days off following the move so we could take time to adjust as a family. We made a mental list of the things we wanted to do before he started working again—things that go along with […]

June 4, 2018

A C-Section Story That Won’t Scare You

Parenthood, Twins

When people meet my family for the first time and learn that we have twins, they usually ask how I delivered our girls. While that may or may not be an entirely appropriate question to ask someone, the answer is that I had a C-section. The doctors were concerned about my girls’ small sizes and […]

May 21, 2018