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 […]

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 […]