A look back at our wedding 5 years ago, our anniversary celebration, and a linky for your posts!


I love how my baby girl looks at her big brother!


A Poem for My Baby Girl

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Mama’s poem for her baby girl


Since the birth of Little Sister 9 weeks ago, I have been so impressed with how Big Brother has continued to grow into a loving, kind, and bright boy. We had 23 months of Big Brother and Mama time, and although we now spend all of our time with Little Sister too, our relationship is […]



Little Sister was born on May 30th, 2012 via a beautiful and empowering VBAC experience. We are completely in love with this little face, and Big Brother is being so sweet with her too.


Dear Baby, This week, you turned 23 months old, and there are so many things about who you are right now that I never want to forget. With Little Sister due to arrive at any moment, I find myself savoring every little moment with you even more than usual. You’re so excited to be a […]



A Valentine for My 20 Month Old Son

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Dear Baby, Tomorrow we will celebrate your 20 month birthday on Valentine’s Day, and it couldn’t be a more appropriate day for your monthly birthday to fall upon. Here are 20 reasons why you are my favorite little valentine: 1. I love the way you love us. You are so sweet and affectionate, and I […]


Baby Loves His Cat! (Video Clip)

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I’ve written before about how much Baby adores his cat, Kaia. She is truly his very best friend. You can see how their relationship developed in some adorable pictures here (Baby aged 1-4 weeks) and here. In the spirit of holiday love, here’s a quick peek at Baby kissing and admiring Kaia – and at […]


Dear Baby, Happy 13 Month Birthday! You are the most amazing person I’ve ever known! Here’s a little window into who you are at 13 months. – You melt our hearts when you say Mama and Dada. You like to lie in bed between us with a hand on each of us and say, “Mama […]


Welcome to the July Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Philosophy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared their parenting practices and how they fit in with their parenting purpose. Please read to the end to […]


As The Oprah Winfrey Show came to a close yesterday, I felt a chapter of my life end, but thanks to the lessons that she has taught me and millions of others over the past twenty five years, I know that this ending is actually a launching point – a place of inspiration that will […]


My Greatest Accomplishment

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

RememberRED is a memoir meme. This week’s assignment was to tell the story, without any trivialization or modesty, of something in your life that you are proud of. I will immodestly state that I believe I have achieved many accomplishments throughout my thirtysomething years that engender pride, but when faced with the question of choosing […]


A Poem for Baby’s 10 Month Birthday

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

April is National Poetry Month and the month of the Poem a Day Challenge, and I’m celebrating by writing poems in my head while I nurse Baby in the middle of the night! You, unknowing yet wise, diminutive yet full of heart, have done for me what I have spent a lifetime trying to do […]


Welcome to the April Carnival of Natural Parenting: Compassionate Advocacy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how they advocate for healthy, gentle parenting choices compassionately. Please read to the end to find a list […]


I can’t believe the month of March – and Code Name: Mama’s March of Kindness is over – it really flew by! March felt really special thanks to my goal of committing a random act of kindness every day. Some were bigger than others, like my post listing 35 things I love about my husband […]


Here are some of my favorite posts from this week: I’m so honored, and so happy because apparently kindness is contagious!: Saturday Sparkle – Commenter of the Week by Bibi at Daily Organized Chaos This week was International Women’s Day. I love this post for highlighting how far we have come and how far we […]


This month, I am joining Code Name: Mama and many others in A March of Kindness. We are committing to performing one random act of kindness for someone – our child, our partner, a friend, a stranger, ourselves – every day for the month of March. We’ll be sharing updates about this on our blogs […]


Wordless Wednesday: Vacation!

by Charise Rohm Nulsen