Timing Is Everything

By |March 27th, 2017|

Sometimes things happen at the worst possible times.  This seems to be a trend lately at our house, and today is no exception.
This morning I threw out my back.
I have […]

My Honest Potty Training Timeline

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Wanna know a secret?  I didn’t potty train my soon to be 3 year old at the time because I WANTED to.  Does any parent ever want to potty train […]

Tips to Rock at Being a Stay at Home Mom

By |March 20th, 2017|

The title “Stay at Home Mom” is a little deceiving.  A more accurate title would be “Everyone’s Everything.”  It possibly is the most rewarding job in the world, but it […]

Kids Don’t Have Bad Days

By |March 15th, 2017|

Want to know a good thing about having little kids?  They don’t understand “bad days.”  Yes, things can upset them, or go wrong, but very rarely does one part of […]

The Nostalgia of Being Sick

By |March 13th, 2017|

It always is terrible when one of my kids gets sick.
I am sure we all can relate here.  The daughter has a cold, which thankfully is just a cold.  Somehow […]

I am Happy Being a Stay at Home Mom

By |March 10th, 2017|

I’ve received a little feedback lately that I feel the need to address.

Recently the question of “are you happy being a stay at home mom?” has come up.  I guess […]

My Secret and Worst Fear for My Kids

By |March 7th, 2017|

Everyone has a fear for their kids.
I think we all fear illness falling onto our children, or something happening to them that is beyond our control.  Besides the universal fears […]

A Fantastic Monday Morning with the Kids

By |March 6th, 2017|

It’s so strange to write the word “Monday” with “fantastic” in the same sentence, but I am!
Monday mornings are usually a little more frantic than most.  The kids normally wake […]

10 Reasons Why you Can’t Be 100% Sane and Be a Mom

By |March 5th, 2017|

Motherhood (and parenting in general) is the definition of insanity some of the time.  Insanity is defined as “extreme foolishness or irrationality.”  Well, that sounds a lot like how I have […]

Top 10 Reasons My Son Won’t Nap

By |March 1st, 2017|

Nap time is sacred in our house.  The daughter no longer naps, but thankfully she is in school during nap time, which means this momma still gets about two hours […]

Social Media and Misleading Photos

By |February 27th, 2017|

I feel like it’s my civic duty to dispel something a lot of moms (and people) are guilty of.  We all do it from time to time, and I am […]

10 Ways to Manage your Finances like a Jedi

By |February 25th, 2017|

Your credit score is the single most important factor in obtaining loans and reducing your interest rates as much as possible. Check out Credit Karma, an app that tells you […]

How to Throw an Easy Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party

By |February 24th, 2017|

I’m not a super crafty mom, but when my toddler requested a dinosaur themed birthday, I needed to become one!

I had a little guilt from not having a birthday part […]

I Cannot Pinterest Another School Holiday

By |February 23rd, 2017|

When did school holidays become so much work for the parents?
If I would have known the 100th day of school would mean “100 hours of crafting,” I would have started […]

It’s Okay to Admit It When you Hit a Wall

By |February 22nd, 2017|

It’s been a long 3 days.
The husband had the nerve to go to Texas for work, clearly not his fault, and I’ve been fending for myself with my two monkeys. […]

What I Learned Helping at Preschool

By |February 21st, 2017|

Last week the son got to have his “special day” at preschool.  He got to be the line leader, bring a snack he got to choose, and do a few […]

I’ll Take Spring in February!

By |February 19th, 2017|

We are having the best winter in the Chicagoland area.
Today is a Sunday, in mid February, with 60 degree weather.  What?!?  This is how I like to winter!  Would you […]

It’s my Buddy’s Birthday; He’s Three!

By |February 17th, 2017|

Today my little man turns 3!
I know most moms would probably be sad, and would reminisce about when their youngest was a newborn.  I’m going to be completely honest here; […]

Valentine’s Day Away

By |February 15th, 2017|

This year was a different type of Valentine’s Day for this momma.
I was out of town with a friend and her sweet family, while my kids were home with Grandpa […]

Getting A Break

By |February 12th, 2017|

If you haven’t spent a night away from your little ones recently, you need to!
Trust me, I know it’s hard to step back and take a break.  (If you haven’t […]

Packing Up Momma Style

By |February 10th, 2017|

Remember when you used to be able to just pack up and head off for a weekend away on the drop of a dime?!
I barely can recall this phase of […]

Candid Mom Moment

By |February 9th, 2017|

Today was hard.
Do you ever have days that seem to drag on forever?  As a mom, I feel like I have these days more and more.  I remember looking at […]

Some Mornings are Hard

By |February 8th, 2017|

I wake up wondering how it’s already morning.  I give myself a little pep talk of, “you can do this,” or “okay, you really need to get out of bed […]

How to Survive a Toddler Tantrum in Public

By |February 6th, 2017|

The Public Tantrum
We’ve all been there.  You’re in the middle of a store, usually Target for me, and your toddler decides for one reason or another, that it’s time to […]

Use Your Covers

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Why my son won’t use covers is beyond me.  I can’t figure this out.  It’s the middle of winter.  It’s freezing outside, and sometimes I even think it’s freezing inside. […]