Momma’s Sick Day

By |May 30th, 2016|

Well, it happened.  I got sick and actually got a sick day.  Being a stay-at-home mom, I’ve always felt like there are no sick days for this momma.  When I […]

Tip of the day: Yard Balls

By |May 30th, 2016|

Turns out all you need is a large inexpensive ball for your yard. ($4.99 from Target)  The kids have kicked, thrown, and bounced these balls for hours. Great investment and […]

Spotify Saves Me

By |May 27th, 2016|

Music makes me happy.
Music makes my kids happy too, thank goodness.  I recently discovered Spotify and I’m hooked.  I don’t pay the extra fee; I’m all about the free service, […]

Kindergarten Emotions

By |May 25th, 2016|

Another school year came to a close today and my 5 year old will now be heading off to Kindergarten next year.  I’ll be honest; I kinda thought preschool would […]

Toddler’s Blog

By |May 24th, 2016|

If my 2 year old could blog about his day (thus far) this is what he would have to say:

Woke up happy at 7:15am.  I love mom and my dog.  […]

Just Buy the Whole Watermelon

By |May 23rd, 2016|

Yes, I know, it’s super annoying to buy the whole watermelon.  First of all the thing is like carrying a small child without armpits.  I also know it’s a lot […]

Mrs. Carpenter Has Our Hearts

By |May 22nd, 2016|

I don’t even know where to start with this blog.  I thought it would be just like the last two years at the end of the preschool school year; but […]

Starbucks Shaming

By |May 21st, 2016|

I don’t have many vices… I don’t smoke, I don’t have an enormous collection of shoes… but I do love a good Grande iced, non-fat chai tea latte from Starbucks. […]

Helpful Tip: Distracting a Toddler in Public

By |May 20th, 2016|

My poor 2 year old seems to always be waiting in a hallway somewhere while his sister is in a class.  It really never seemed to bother me until more […]

Favorite Kid Breakfast Bar

By |May 19th, 2016|

My son has a tree nut allergy to cashews and pistachios.  (More on that in another blog.)  Due to this allergy I’ve had to learn a lot.  One thing that […]

The Dreaded Cavity

By |May 19th, 2016|

The dreaded cavity.  Yep, I got a new cavity and during this discovery it also turns out an old filing I had years ago chipped too (sorry, I chew ice!.) […]

Kid Haircuts- How not to lose your mind.

By |May 18th, 2016|

I have had my fair share of good and bad kid haircut experiences.
I’ve been that momma with the kid screaming and refusing to sit down, as well as the one […]

Why Buy Toys?!

By |May 17th, 2016|

I’ve learned something I feel is very important to share with other parents.
Turns out, you don’t need to buy toys.
What?!  Seriously, yes, I’m not kidding.

We have tons of toys.  Our […]

142,383 Reasons Why I hate Garage Sales…and will never be doing one again…

By |May 16th, 2016|

In traditional Buzz Feed style, this headline sure drew you in – didn’t it? The good news is that I’m not going to bore you with listing out individual 142,383 […]

Helpful Tip- Juice Box Saver

By |May 16th, 2016|

So turns out my son is much messier than my daughter ever was.
He might be a calmer, more relaxed kid, but man is he a mess!  The boy wipes his […]

Let’s Be Real

By |May 15th, 2016|

In all this crazy, hectic world, sometimes we just need to sit back and be real.
I’m all about honesty, so in an effort to show this here are a few […]

It’s Not Fair… and that’s OK

By |May 13th, 2016|

I learned at a young age that life isn’t fair.
I remember my older brother and younger sister getting to do things I didn’t get to do.  (Yes, middle child syndrome… […]

No Such Thing as a “Boy or Girl Shirt”

By |May 12th, 2016|

It would be an understatement if I said my 5 year old was a bit of a “tomboy.”
She would choose super heroes over dolls any day, and won’t even consider […]

Helpful Birthday Tips

By |May 11th, 2016|

Tip #1:  Birthday Signs
My husband started this birthday tradition in our first year of marriage and now everyone in the house gets excited for their birthday signs.  It’s super easy and fun […]

Rain Delay Kinda Day

By |May 10th, 2016|

Is it me or does a rainy forecast really make you rethink your entire day?
I mean seriously, it’s one thing to go out and run errands in the rain, but […]

Massage Torture

By |May 10th, 2016|

I love a good massage but turns out all massages are NOT created equal.

My awesome husband got me a massage as a surprise at his local gym’s spa.  I was […]

Another Green Smoothie Recipe

By |May 9th, 2016|

Well, it’s official;  my kids love their smoothies and I love playing with what I throw into them.  In case you’re in the market for a new recipe, definitely try […]

Mother’s Day Humor

By |May 9th, 2016|

Clearly my family gets me.
These Mother’s Day cards were hysterical this year.
Hope something made you smile today too!

Mother’s Day Off

By |May 7th, 2016|

Does it make me a bad mom that all I want for Mother’s Day is to have a day off? I don’t need breakfast out at a busy restaurant where […]

Owning my Job Title

By |May 6th, 2016|

I’ve been a stay at home mom now for while, like “longer than most people stay in their current jobs while.”  I’ve been very honest about the pros and cons […]