Homework is gonna be rough!!

By |August 30th, 2016|

My oldest is just now in half day Kindergarten; she’s been in preschool for the past 3 years so we are no strangers to school.  She has had homework in […]

Darn Skunk

By |August 29th, 2016|

Turns out sniffing the butt of a skunk is a bad idea.  Yep, our boxer must have thought he was a small, black and white dog, so why not greet […]

Sushi with kids?!

By |August 25th, 2016|

Today is like my Saturday, and it’s only Thursday!!  Yay!  The husband took off work for the rest of the week and short of being on a beach somewhere with […]

Dear Pediatrician

By |August 24th, 2016|

Dear Pediatrician,

There is a reason I come to you.  I enjoy your honesty and candid demeanor when it comes to discussing my children and their development.  I appreciate you not […]

Kindergarten Thoughtfulness

By |August 23rd, 2016|

The daughter had her first day of Kindergarten last Wednesay and I’m learning I will not always know what has happened at school.

When she got home from the first day, […]

I’ll Take It

By |August 22nd, 2016|

I think we all have times when we fantasize about living somewhere else, near a beach perhaps.  I know I find myself wondering from time to time if we will […]

Dinner Drama

By |August 20th, 2016|

Oh dinner at my house these days is NOT fun. Seriously, these kids are driving us crazy at the dinner table.  Tonight might have been the worst!

I made a Blue […]

Why All Moms Should Be Etsy Obsessed

By |August 19th, 2016|

I love getting gifts for friends and family through Etsy.
Even better, I love getting the kitschy, can’t find these just anywhere kind of gifts.  I might have a (sometimes) crafty […]

The Kissing Hand

By |August 17th, 2016|

While I was worrying about how I would get the daughter to get on the bus (hopefully without tears), a friend told me a great idea.

She reminded me of the […]

The Night Before Kindergarten

By |August 16th, 2016|

I’ve been holding back tears all day.  When we went to the new elementary school I choked up halfway there.  When we excitedly introduced her to her teacher, I was […]

Parent Orientation

By |August 15th, 2016|

Tonight was our first (of many) parent orientations at a new elementary school.  I thought I was ready for the daughter to head off to kindergarten, but now I’m not […]

Paying for a fun weekend

By |August 15th, 2016|

We had a fantastic weekend spent in Ohio with a lot of family.  The kids got to see all of their cousins at once, ride rides at Kings Island, celebrate […]

Words to Live By

By |August 14th, 2016|


Why we have Aunts

By |August 13th, 2016|

Aunts have a very important role in raising children.  It takes a village you know!!

Aunts are around to teach kids important life lessons like how to take selfies and how […]

Darn Water Bottle

By |August 9th, 2016|

Well, it just can’t seem to be avoided; the dreaded mid-day meltdown.  I really thought we were in the clear today.  The daughter had a great morning at a splash […]

Stress is a B*tch

By |August 9th, 2016|

I do not handle stress well.  Like, I’m actually terrible under stress.  I wish I was the girl who stopped eating and worked out when she got stressed out, but […]

Mom’s Losing It

By |August 5th, 2016|

(If my toddler could write a blog about this morning it would look like this.)

My mom might be losing it.  We went on a walk after breakfast and mom wasn’t […]

Enough With the Celebrity Mom Body Obsession

By |August 4th, 2016|

This momma needs to vent:

I am so tired of seeing all the celebrity blogs, Instagram pictures, and news stories about how certain celebrity moms all stay so slim. Seriously, it’s […]

They Are Being Too Quiet

By |August 4th, 2016|

Ever get nervous when your kids are actually playing nice and quietly together?  I do!!  I know we always hope they can get along, share toys, and play together without […]

5 Reasons I’m Letting my Daughter Watch the Summer Olympics

By |August 4th, 2016|

I am super excited about the upcoming Summer Olympics.  Not only will we get 17 days of action packed sports (yay track and field!), but this Olympics my soon to […]

How To Play with your Little Brother

By |August 3rd, 2016|

Advice from my 5 year old on how to play with a little brother:

You need to let them go in your room.

Sometimes he will hit you, don’t hit back!

You need […]

Books in Bed?!

By |August 3rd, 2016|

Now that the son is in his toddler bed, he has decided he likes to sleep with books.  No, my little guy isn’t a baby prodigy, already reading; but he […]

Tip of the Day: Honey

By |August 2nd, 2016|

So my children have been on a poultry and “anything new to eat” strike for a little while now.  They used to love chicken nuggets but that’s old news.  Well, […]

Trampoline Anxiety

By |August 1st, 2016|

We went to a friend’s house today for lunch and a little play date.  I love having this friend for many reasons, but one reason is my son loves her. […]

Orange Smoothie Recipe

By |August 1st, 2016|

Made the kiddos and myself a smoothie this am for breakfast.  It was a big hit!  Since it’s healthy and they liked it, I figured I’d share my little concoction […]