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|

“GLITTER IS BANNED FROM OUR HOUSE.”

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|

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 […]