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?! […]

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 […]

Reminder: Having Kids Has Awesome Benefits

By |June 27th, 2017|

We parents love to complain about our kids.
We post memes and share blogs that make us nod our heads and murmur, “mmmhmm. SO true.” And I believe we gain some […]

Age Three Is NO Joke

By |June 19th, 2017|

Turns out the “terrible twos” are a walk in the park compared to the wonderful age of three.
I’ve often heard children of this age referred to as “threenagers” or as […]

Father’s Day: Beyond the Card

By |June 15th, 2017|

FATHER’S DAY IS AROUND THE BEND
Father’s Day is approaching! I know this because Target put out their selection of Father’s Day cards about, oh, three months ago (what is with […]

My Kids Act Nuts Around Our Neighbors

By |June 12th, 2017|

Can someone tell me why my kids seem to lose their minds around other families; especially neighbors?
It’s the strangest thing and I honestly cannot seem to figure this out.

My kids […]

When Daddy Travels

By |June 9th, 2017|

A LETTER TO MY CHILDREN
My precious offspring,

Daddy’s work requires him to travel quite a bit, and usually for around a week at a time.  You know this well – it’s […]