Some of our personal anecdotes to inspire you to be active, not busy.
4 Tips for Helping your Animal Friends Thrive this Winter
If you think it’s difficult to make it through some of these dreary winter days, imagine the animals that live in your neighborhood.
The Next Phase
The days are a little different now. Three is more. While we’ve been walking through the valley of diapers and nursing, our family has been changing. We’ve been growing, stepping into the next phase.Read More
Winter Blues: They Impact Kids Too
Now that we’ve packed the holiday decorations away and swept up the confetti from ringing in 2023, we’re faced with the cold winter days ahead.Read More
I just reread my post from December 2021 and we accomplished everything except a new book. I’ll point to Conner for my lack of time and creative abilities. But that little elf is worth more than a new book to offer.Read More
A Year of Gratitude
What a year! We have so much to be thankful for, both personally and professionally. We welcomed Conner baby to our team and his older brothers can’t imagine life without him now.Read More
10 Spooky Tips for a Safe Halloween!
Halloween is a time for kids (and adults) to dress up, have fun, indulge in treats, and enjoy the last bit of fall weather before Jack Frost comes to town! What a joyful time!Read More
What Does It Look Like to Chase Your Dreams?
What does it look like to chase your dreams? What does it look like for you to have courage? What does it look like to push yourself, to hold yourself accountable?Read More
Our Newest Addition!
Conner Baby joined our family back in April and it’s been a sleepless time warp ever since. What month are we in? What day is it? What’s happening? Are my kids alive? Okay, good. That’s all that matters.Read More
Our 1st Product Is Here!
We’re thrilled to bring this first and newest product to market. It’s been in my brain and heart for over four years, and it’s been incredible watching it become a reality through different iterations, new manufactures, and many patient days.Read More
Is It Spring Yet?!
Is it too early to hope for Spring? I’m ready to say goodbye to grey skies and hello to warm weather. The other day I heard Carter say, “Dear God, please just make it summer.”Read More
Why I Love Being A Mom!
Damon asked me recently, “What is your favorite thing about being a mom?” The answer came instantly. Lately, my favorite thing about rearing two children is watching them rear each other.Read More
You Can Do Hard Things!
Now and again Carter whines, as 4-year-olds do, over practically anything. Depending on our patience level, we gently remind him that eating green beans isn’t that hard.Read More
Let's Make Resolutions Together!
A new year, a new start. A chance to do things better. Or simply just differently than we how were doing them. The new year is a time for not only reflection, but action.Read More
Another Year With carter joey
carter joey has genuinely been so fun to work on this past year. We’ve added features to our infrastructure, we’ve fine tuned our brand definition...Read More
Great Gift Ideas to get Kids Outdoors
With winter break approaching, we can almost already hear the post-Christmas cries, "Mom, I'm bored!". Often, the best solution to this problem is to get outside. Getting some fresh air (even in the snow, even in the rain) can soften so many of life's challenges.Read More
Printable Holiday Adventures for You + Your Littles! We're hoping to make it a bit easier to be active, not busy this holiday season by giving you the gift of adventure! We put together a printable list of holiday activities to inspire joy and help you unplug and get active as a family.Read More
It’s like a rollercoaster, this startup life. The beginning of the year was a simple introduction of our hopes for this brand. A “let’s get an Instagram account and try to make a consumer product” idea.Read More
Beyond celebrating the boys, we have another new birth to celebrate—our new carter joey website! Our website redesign is complete. Although we’re always making updates and changes, we’d still like to invite you to check out the site again.Read More
Changing of Seasons
Grief is real for our Littles. It’s so much easier to brush their sad feelings aside and say, “You’re fine, you’ll be all right. Go play.” I need to remember that not focusing on their sad feelings and not giving time to their raw emotions may begin to form unhealthy habits.Read More
Trade show season. There are so many emotions. We’re excited, thrilled, scared, and in disbelief. But mostly—we’re ready. We’re ready to be here. We’re ready to have a presence. We’re ready to get it.Read More
I’ve always enjoyed writing. I have books upon books filled with internal thoughts, dreams. And when I was younger written communication flowed easier than actually speaking.Read More
Cheers to Dads!
Being outside has always been my favorite place to be. Lounging in the sun, playing barefoot in the grass or sitting around a fire is always on the top of my list.Read More
May is for Mom
There were lots of options to highlight for May’s newsletter. Another family story, May Day, Labor Day. But Mother’s Day seemed to fit bestRead More
Value #1 Family First
Indulge me in my nerdiness for a moment. As Damon and I shape the carter joey brand and the organization it will become, we are brainstorming its values.Read More
This wild child with wonderous eyes has simply stolen our hearts since the beginning. However, he’s also made us question everything we knew about ourselves.Read More
Haircuts and Donuts
Carter Joseph is our oldest son — three going on thirty. This child is a wonder and terror all wrapped up in a ball of energy who knows too much...Read More