This is 40.⁠ ⁠ Healthy⁠ Happy⁠ Whole⁠ ⁠ I know I should have some ‘words of wisdom’ to share given this milestone birthday, because that’s what we do, right?⁠ ⁠ So, here goes… ⁠ ⁠ I know, this is a little cheesy, but I remember when I turned 30. I remember wishing for the life I have now. ⁠ ⁠ I had just quit my 9-5 desk job to go full-time with CNC, and I…

Our “baby” turned 6 years old yesterday… and, my gosh, we’ve celebrated! Let’s just say Quinn has had quite the birthday celebration! I mean, you only turn 6 once, right? 🙂 The celebrations started last Saturday with an early birthday present – Dueling Stomp Rockets! We planned a small “water party” with a few kids from the neighborhood, so we figured it would be a fun toy to play with. The Dueling Stomp Rockets and…

Mal turned 38 yesterday, and we celebrated the birthday boy all day long! Quinn and I were up and at ’em planning Dada’s day of birthday surprises. It started with a scavenger hunt around the house to find his morning mug of iced coffee as well as birthday cards and presents. Quinn wanted to make pancakes for Dada, so we had a full-on pancake breakfast complete with bacon and butter! 🙂 I mention the butter…

Here’s an old school blog post coming at ya! 🙂 As much as this blog is for you guys, it’s for me too – an online diary of sorts to help me remember special events in my life. Of course, Mother’s Day (and all of its little yet important details) is an occasion that I want to remember forever. The night before Mother’s Day, Mal made it a point to “remind” Quinn that he was…

Hey there! I have some picky eater tactics that work coming at ya! So I wanted to talk about Quinn and his eating habits and give you a little update. You might remember, he was (is) a very picky eater. We went through all sorts of struggles over the years to get him to eat and, at times, he would go on “hunger strikes” for days and days and eat nothing. It was so stressful as parents….

Hi, friends! I can’t believe how quickly we are approaching Christmas. It’ll be here in just over a week!! How are you doing with your holiday shopping? Are you ready for the big day? We got most of ours done on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but we definitely still have a few more items to take care of. Somehow, stocking stuffers totallllllly slipped my mind. A trip to the Dollar Store and Target on on my…

Good morning, friends! I can’t believe it’s already December 10th. Holy cow, this month is flying by. But, of course, that’s why we love 24 Days of Togetherness so much. The holiday season always whizzes by, and I’d hate to feel like we missed out some of our favorite traditions. Having a bucket list of sorts is such a great way to enjoy time together while also “checking off” our favorite activities. With that, here’s…

Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was really nice – lots of family, fun, and food! 🙂 As soon as Turkey Day was over, we were right into the “official” holiday season with all things Christmas. Of course, we couldn’t wait to get our Christmas tree. With Thanksgiving falling so late this year, we were MORE than ready! I actually think November 29th is the earliest we’ve ever gotten our tree –…

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I can’t believe it’s Monday morning already. WHERE did the weekend go? I feel like it was over in a blink of an eye, but I’m excited for the week ahead since it kicks off a bunch of holiday events, including our annual Friendsgiving celebration! 🙂 I know you guys love a good High Low High blog post, so I’m going to recap our weekend that way. Ok, here…

Hey guys, welcome to next next addition of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. This is a special episode as I partnered with the AGA on their IBD Parenthood Project. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I have partnered with them for about a year on different projects. It is such a great resource for moms with IBD, before, during, and after pregnancy. I had so many questions related to…

Hi, guys! I hope you had a nice long weekend! Our weekend was nice – a mix of friends and fun + relaxation and the usual weekend chores. I love being busy on the weekend, but I also enjoy the downtime as well. There’s just something so soothing about starting the week with a fridge full of food and all of the laundry cleaned, folded, and put away. Ok, well, the putting-away-the-laundry thing doesn’t happen…

This post was originally published back in August, but I wanted to republish it now that it has text. I know some of you prefer reading over video, so now you can get the full review of our first time with a non-family overnight babysitter!  We had our first experience using a non-family overnight babysitter earlier this week. This is one of those things that Mal and I have have been on the fence about doing…

Hi, guys! I hope you had a lovely weekend! 🙂 Our was most definitely a whirlwind – lots of parties and get-togethers, but, of course, it was all fun stuff. I’m actually excited (!) to get back to work this week. I have so many awesome things on the agenda for the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020… it’s basically Carrots ‘N’ Cake 2.0! 🙂 So, let’s talk about some the of the shoes we’re…

Hi and happy November (oh my gosh, how is it November!?)! I hope you had a very happy Halloween! We dressed up as a family of Pokemon yesterday – ooooh, yes! 🙂 Of course, we got our costumes from Amazon – totally last-minute for Mal and me, but weeks ago for Quinn. 😉 He was MORE than ready to be Pikachu for Halloween and must have asked to wear his costume to school a dozen times leading…

Hey friends! I apologize for the delayed weekend recap. If you visited CNC yesterday, you might have experienced technical difficulties. Whomp whomp. My new homepage is causing quite the headache! There was an old plugin that totally threw it for a loop over the weekend and yesterday. I *think* we have things worked out now, so, hopefully, it’s smooth sailing moving forward. Technology… blah… isn’t always something, right?! So, the Haupert family had quite a…

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