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37 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me

Guess what?! It’s my birthday. WOOHOO. I’m 37 today, you guys. THIRTY. SEVEN.

To celebrate, I’m sharing 37 pretty random things about me. Enjoy!


My first job was at the circus. (For real.)

I’m terrified of clowns. 

I majored in French in college. 

My brother is a pro rock climber out east and has taken me climbing in Vancouver, Colorado, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

I’ve had the same best friend since I was 6 months old. 

The first chapter

4th Of July Family Fun With The RoomPlace

(Thank you to The RoomPlace for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.)

I’m still not quite sure how, but it’s already the 4th of July. (In case you weren’t already aware of that. You can always count on this blog for breaking news.)

No, really. How did that happen?! It seems like just yesterday it was last 4th of July and I was pregnant with

Chic Up Your Phone With Caseapp (+ get 20% off!)

Happy Monday, friends!

It was another gorgeous weekend in Chicagoland – the kind that makes me remember why we withstand those horrid winters. Summer truly is glorious in these parts. Not to mention, toddlers are much nicer and easier to deal with when they can get outside and play. Phew. 

Remember when I posted about Caseapp last year? Since then I’ve gotten a new phone, so of course it was time for a new case, too.

I loved the phone

The 5 Most Important Things I’ve Learned In 2 Years Of Blogging

Two years of blogging?? For real?? When I think back to my first blog post, I get a little welled up. I was a new mama, searching for something to fulfill that part of me that didn’t go away just because I became a mom.

I needed a place I could be ME again, instead of just being Harper’s mom. I needed to remember who I was before the incessant worrying about sleep and nursing and regressions and milestones. 

Celebrating My 2 Year Blogiversary With My Tribe (+ A Pretty Dress)

Happy Monday, sweet friends! Guess what? Today is pretty special around these parts. We’re celebrating 2 years of My Kind Of Sweet. (How can that even be??) 

And, no, I don’t have a mouse in my pocket. I say ‘we’ because…well, this little blog is a family affair. You see those sweet faces in that photo? They’re my tribe. 

I started this blog because I wanted to be able to share my thoughts on motherhood and my little day to