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Today, I bring to you The Expectant Mother Birth Plan! What a labor of love it was to curate this template for you, mothers! I am a firm believer that knowledge is power when it comes to your birth space, regardless of where you choose to do so! I desire for mothers to have knowledge […]

Birth Plan Template for Expectant Mothers

AHHH! I am so excited to finally get this guide to you fingertips! Hours of planning, designing + curating has come to fruit! Something that was difficult to navigate with Fulton as our first was the ways I needed support during this new season of life for the first time + then again with having […]

Gift Guide for postpartum mothers

One question I get ask quite frequently from first time mother’s is what should or what did I pack in my hospital bag with my littles? From experiencing being a first time mother + having our oldest right in the early beginnings of Covid with many hospital restrictions to not having any at all with […]

Labor + Delivery Checklist // Free Guide

This is one of the most vulnerable blog posts I believe I will ever do. Letting others into your grief is a difficult thing to do no matter the amount and that “letting in” looks different for each person for what the Lord is nudging them to share. Whether that is in a small capacity […]

joy + grief can coexist .

I don’t think I’d do George’s birth story justice if I didn’t talk about the months and weeks leading up to his birth. A few key aspects, if you will. I first have to accredit his birth to Our Lord + the intercession of Our Blessed Mother who carried me through my pregnancy, labor, and […]

George Joseph’s birth story

Well my friends I’d like to introduce you to someone very extra special around here… Our third son, George Joseph Merck. Although Fulton John + Peter Daniel’s namesakes are something oh so special to us as we purposefully + intentionally prayed for their names, our little George Joseph’s name has a little extra personal meaning […]

The meaning behind his name…

You read it right! I am hosting my first ever local mini creative retreat this spring! Hopefully the first of many creative retreats in the future! This is something I have dreammmmmeedddd for yearssss since starting Root & Bloom, but it never felt like the right time or place. From withdrawing from college, getting married, […]

Ope! I’m hosting a creative retreat!

Whether you’re a starting out as an aspiring professional photographer or simply looking to take nicer photographs for personal use here are a few tips to get more professional and nice looking images! STRAIGHTEN YOUR HORIZON LINES I don’t know how many times I’d shake old Sarah when I was in High school or just […]

simple steps to professional looking photos

North-Dakota-Wedding-Photographers

We’ve all been there as new business owners and the daunting task of creating your first website before hiring an expert in the field. When I made my first ever website for Root & Bloom before she was even called Root & Bloom five years ago I had NO idea what I was doing or […]

What I’d tell myself diy-ing my first website…

Let’s get right to it shall we?! Honeybook I SWEAR by Honeybook! Everything from client workflows, contracts, invoices, emails, hour tracking, scheduling, profit + loss tracking, you name it! I truly don’t think I could efficiently run my business + do it well. Let’s be honest here, juggling a business on top the everyday of […]

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