My Child Will Choose What She Will Grow Up to Be

By |November 16th, 2017|

MY KID IS THE BEST… TIED WITH YOURS
I always knew my daughter is smart.  Don’t we ALL know our kid is the smartest in the world?  Of course!  In the […]

My Honest Review of Aldi Grocery Shopping

By |November 9th, 2017|

I have been hearing for what seems like forever from a few friends that I really need to start shopping at Aldi for groceries.  I’ll be honest, the idea has […]

Things I Learned From My Daughter’s Mini I-Pad Photos

By |November 8th, 2017|

I had no idea I could learn so much about my now seven year old from going through her mini I-Pad photos.
I’ll be honest, I felt a bit like I […]

Clearly I’m Testing Myself

By |November 1st, 2017|

Some say stress makes people stronger… well I say that’s a load of BS.  I think anyone who actually believes this is either crazy or has no idea what it’s […]

DIY Dollhouse for an 18 Inch Doll

By |October 18th, 2017|

*Note:  I take no responsibility for the awesome outfits my girls have their dolls dressed in.  They are blooming stylists, what can I say??
My girls love their American Girl dolls […]

Kicked Out of a Christian Camp

By |October 10th, 2017|

So, my five-year-old is not perfect.  Shocker, right?!  To be more specific, she’s a very passionate child.  You know, now that I stop to think about that… maybe she IS […]

There’s a National Day for Everything

By |October 4th, 2017|

It has recently come to my attention that not only are there actual holidays, like Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, but there are also “National Days” for basically every […]

I Believe Humanity is Good

By |October 3rd, 2017|

I’ve always been a worrier.
Call it anxiety, call it being “tightly wound,” heck, call me a helicopter mom; it’s true.  Why does that term have such a negative connotation anyway?! […]

Mornings with School Aged Children are NO Joke

By |September 13th, 2017|

I’ve been pretty lucky (up until now) with mornings as a mom.  Besides a few months of colic early on, my kids have been pretty good about sleeping until after […]

Getting Out of the Mom Rut One Lunch at a Time

By |September 1st, 2017|

Sometimes I feel like I hit a “stay at home mom rut.”
The everyday turns into the same thing EVERY DAY, and all the sudden I realize I need to feel […]

The Day I Got Bullied At the Park… As an Adult

By |August 21st, 2017|

We talk all the time to children about bullies – what to look out for, how to stand up for yourself, how to exit the situation.  We discuss how to […]

All the First Day Feels

By |August 17th, 2017|

I always seem to surprise myself.
Today is the day we’ve been thinking about all summer; the first day of 1st grade.  My emotions have gone from excitement, to worry, back […]

I’m Done Having Babies and It’s Okay

By |July 27th, 2017|

The question of “when are you going to have kids?” started literally days after getting married.
The husband and I knew we were going to wait a bit, but it appeared […]

Things I Don’t Want to Hear When I’m Eating

By |July 24th, 2017|

When I’m enjoying some food, there are certain things I just don’t want to hear.
Now, you may be thinking of some obvious things, like really grotesque topics, and those would […]

The Negativity Needs to Go Away

By |July 18th, 2017|

Like most days recently, I started my day off judging how my stomach didn’t shrink as much as I had hoped it would after a night of sleeping.  Is it […]

Becoming a Mother Enabled Me to Reach my Career Potential

By |July 13th, 2017|

Once Upon a Time, I Didn’t Know What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up
When I was in elementary school, I was surrounded by fellow students who all seemed […]

Yes, I Bribed My Kid Today

By |July 10th, 2017|

It’s true.

Today is a Monday, and to make matters worse, it’s a Monday after a long family vacation.  No one wanted to wake up, including the 3 year old who […]

Lessons in Rudeness, Learned at the Zoo

By |July 6th, 2017|

My kids and I have always loved the zoo.  We go to any zoo we can get our hands on, but our “home” zoo is Brookfield Zoo.  Ever since they […]

The Radio Is No Longer Safe for Little Ears

By |July 3rd, 2017|

I have always (and will always) love singing along with the radio.
Anyone who knows me (or has ever ridden in the car with me) knows I like to just belt […]

Reminder: Having Kids Has Awesome Benefits

By |June 27th, 2017|

We parents love to complain about our kids.
We post memes and share blogs that make us nod our heads and murmur, “mmmhmm. SO true.” And I believe we gain some […]

Age Three Is NO Joke

By |June 19th, 2017|

Turns out the “terrible twos” are a walk in the park compared to the wonderful age of three.
I’ve often heard children of this age referred to as “threenagers” or as […]

Father’s Day: Beyond the Card

By |June 15th, 2017|

FATHER’S DAY IS AROUND THE BEND
Father’s Day is approaching! I know this because Target put out their selection of Father’s Day cards about, oh, three months ago (what is with […]

My Kids Act Nuts Around Our Neighbors

By |June 12th, 2017|

Can someone tell me why my kids seem to lose their minds around other families; especially neighbors?
It’s the strangest thing and I honestly cannot seem to figure this out.

My kids […]

When Daddy Travels

By |June 9th, 2017|

A LETTER TO MY CHILDREN
My precious offspring,

Daddy’s work requires him to travel quite a bit, and usually for around a week at a time.  You know this well – it’s […]

Mom Guilt: Sunscreen addition

By |June 6th, 2017|

Look, there are more than enough things to feel guilty about as a mom: yelling at your kids, not buying them the entire toy aisle, forgetting it’s crazy sock day […]