2022; New(ish) Me, Updated Blogging

By |January 11th, 2022|

Hi Everyone! I’ve missed you and this blog!

I’ll be honest, a LOT has changed since I’ve last blogged.

Well, of course the obvious is the whole pandemic issue… […]

So You Think You’re Ready to be a Parent…

By |January 11th, 2022|

Is your clock ticking? 

Do you have an overwhelming feeling of wanting a tiny human to call you momma or daddy?  I know this feeling all too well, […]

Halloween As A Parent

By |October 31st, 2019|

It is amazing how much Halloween has changed over the years.

When I was little I had the excitement of dressing up, trick or treating and then eating unspeakable […]

Thanks Tears

By |August 14th, 2019|

Am I the only one who seems to be having a hard time keeping my emotions in check lately?! Seriously, this age of having growing children is throwing me […]

Job Title Dilemma

By |June 24th, 2019|

Today I did it again. 

I was asked if “I just stay home” for a living and I got caught off guard.

Why does it always take me by surprise?!?  Maybe […]

Almost Ugly Cried in “Ugly Dolls”

By |May 5th, 2019|

If you have children, you NEED to take them to see “Ugly Dolls.”

I know what you’re thinking. Really?? With all the movies out there right now to go […]

Breaks and a New Year

By |January 17th, 2019|

It’s been a hot minute since I last blogged.
Like most of you reading this can probably relate; life got busy. I’ve learned this motherhood/family/adult/wife/friend life is full of unexpected twists […]

Not Gonna Let This Ruin My Day

By |August 24th, 2018|

Today started out great… which should have been my first warning.
Both kids woke up happy.  Everyone ate their breakfast without complaining.  There was zero fighting before my 2nd grader hopped […]

10 Easy School Lunch Ideas

By |August 15th, 2018|

It’s that time of year again; back to school!
As much as I love this time of year, I also dread it just a bit.  Back to the grind and back […]

Wednesday Reality

By |August 1st, 2018|

Contrary to about 99% of the social media posts I am used to seeing; reality isn’t always so “pretty.”
For anyone else who is sitting on their phone, scrolling through social […]

Mom Tip: Marco Polo While Away

By |June 26th, 2018|

A new friend (thanks Lindsay) recently taught me about the Marco Polo app, and I feel obligated to share!!  Not only is this a hysterical and fun way to interact […]

Things I Learned from the Back of an ATV

By |June 21st, 2018|

It took the husband almost 16 years to get me onto an ATV.  Seriously.  This “Fenced in Momma” wouldn’t say riding in a fast machine without seat belts is high […]

We Are Not Alone in This

By |June 8th, 2018|

Sometimes you never know what other people are thinking or how they are feeling.  Lately, this has been brought to our attention almost daily as we hear of another tragic […]

It’s the Small Things that Mean the Most

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Sometimes in the hectic, crazy day, I forget how much one small act will matter.
I forget to stop moving forward; cleaning up after another mess, putting away piles of laundry […]

Thank Goodness I Broke My Rule

By |April 26th, 2018|

As a kid you learn to follow the rules, but as a parent you quickly learn some rules are made to be broken.
All I ever wanted was well behaved kids […]

Some Say Stepmom, We Say Grandma

By |March 12th, 2018|

We just got back from a week long vacation to St.Kitts (if you don’t know it yet, you need to!) that we sort of hijacked from my dad and stepmom. […]

Someone Called Me Ma’am

By |February 8th, 2018|

Listen, I know I’ve somehow become a thirty plus something Mom who prefers sweatpants to jeans, and enjoys an early bedtime on occasion.  Is it so bad to dream about […]

Baking Made Easy and Fun – Lulu’s Sweet Bites

By |January 17th, 2018|

Is there anyone who doesn’t LOVE sugar cookies?
Seriously, there’s nothing better than an amazing sugar cookie.  I LOVE eating them and (once upon a time) loved making them.  Lately, my […]

Simple Things to Remeber This Holiday Season

By |December 20th, 2017|

Where did the time go?  I feel like I keep thinking this A LOT lately.  First it was because I blinked and summer was over, then it was because I […]

Five Reasons Why I Don’t Hate Glitter

By |December 6th, 2017|


This is something I’ve heard countless people say. Some of my family members and friends fall into this “No glitter, no way” category of people.
But […]

Venting: Fad Toy Hoarders Edition

By |December 3rd, 2017|

Well, it’s that time of year again!!  It’s the time of year when I remember why I cannot stand Christmas shopping for the kiddies.  No, it’s not because of the […]

My Child Will Choose What She Will Grow Up to Be

By |November 16th, 2017|

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 […]