Bye Bye Baby Gate

By |January 14th, 2017|

Today we said goodbye to our babygate at the bottom of our stairs.  Anyone who knows me, or reads my blog, knows how big of a deal this is.  It’s […]

Tip of the Day: Put it on a stick.

By |January 12th, 2017|

The soon to be 3 year old I have living in my house, recently decided that he doesn’t like to eat chicken.  He used to love chicken in most forms; […]

Every Darn Night

By |January 8th, 2017|

Every night, like clockwork, our 6 year old suddenly has a new ailment.  It seems this problem doesn’t appear until 8pm, and it usually is so “painful” she is no […]

Yay for Wikki Stix

By |January 6th, 2017|

A couple of years ago I discovered a little something that has drastically helped with taking the kids to restaurants. It’s not an IPad (although I really appreciate places that […]

10 ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

By |January 3rd, 2017|

We all have them; bad days.  Sometimes the bad day seems to start first thing, like the time I stepped out of bed and right into dog vomit.  Other times […]

Hello 2017!

By |December 31st, 2016|

It’s another New Year’s Eve, which used to mean another set of “resolutions” that I would inevitably fail miserably at.  One year it was no more French Fries (made it […]

A Christmas Without Casserole?

By |December 25th, 2016|

I’m a Cincinnati girl at heart, and I was raised with casseroles at Christmas.  Just like our tradition of zoo lights and Graeter’s Ice cream, casserole was always a much […]

Enough Apologizing

By |December 23rd, 2016|

So this shirt made my day!

I’ve learned over the years I apologize for far too much. As moms and women, we should be able to do what we want (and […]

Toddler Play

By |December 21st, 2016|

As I’m sitting here I’m wondering two things.

1) How did I just sit through “pulling thorns out of babydolls” for over 30 minutes?

2)  Why do I feel the need to […]

I Used to be a Better Friend

By |December 19th, 2016|

I used to be a better friend before I had kids.
I was that friend who would run over and drop off a funny note if you were having a bad […]

Two Front Teeth

By |December 16th, 2016|

The daughter had a dangling front tooth for what seemed like FOREVER.  (Gross!) I had pulled on that thing numerous times and it never would budge.  The daughter had said […]

The Restaurant is Closed

By |December 16th, 2016|

After years of giving into my tiny peoples’ demands of dinner food, I finally decided that my restaurant is closed.  No more making 2 seperate meals at dinner time.  No […]

They Smell Weakness

By |December 14th, 2016|

Dear Mommas,

Let me tell you, this has not been my “best Momma week.”  I think the kids can smell weakness.  I think they know this momma is exhausted.

It appears I […]

Craft Show Confusion

By |December 12th, 2016|

This past weekend our local high school was hosting a craft show and I thought it would be fun to go.

I asked the daughter if she would like to come […]

Confessions of a Hallmark Holiday Movie Addict

By |December 11th, 2016|

I have a confession.  A big, rather embarrassing one… today I watched not one, but two Hallmark holiday movies.  For real.

Don’t worry, no children were neglected and yes I did […]

Elf Stress

By |December 6th, 2016|

I didn’t want to get an Elf on a Shelf for our house when I learned about it years ago. Who wants yet another thing to have to remember to […]

I Did What?

By |December 6th, 2016|

This morning I totally surprised myself!  It’s amazing what I can get done without the toddler in tow.  I still had the 6 year-old with me this morning after preschool […]

Morning Swim Class Happiness

By |December 5th, 2016|

Turns out there are some perks to half day, PM Kindergarten. Some of these obviously include sleeping in past 7 (some days), eating a leisurely breakfast with the tiny […]

Why I Blog

By |December 2nd, 2016|

I’ve now been blogging for 8 months and I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed this experience. I went into this blogging adventure with only one main objective in mind; […]

Sneaky Lady

By |November 21st, 2016|

I normally think I’m on top of things that my kids do, but it turns out I have one sneaky kid on my hands.

The kids made gingerbread houses for my […]

Morning Nostalgia

By |November 18th, 2016|

I love all things homemade; homemade pie, homemade gifts, and thoughtful things you can’t just find at the local Target.  One of the things I love most about the homemade […]

Gift Card Decisions

By |November 16th, 2016|

Don’t get me wrong, gift cards are fantastic gifts!!  I love shopping for myself and buying something I normally wouldn’t with a lovely gift card; but I’m a grown-up, I […]

Tip of the Day: Kitchen Shears

By |November 14th, 2016|

A few years back I was a new mom and was lucky enough to have some close friends who were moms of older kids.  I became like a sponge around […]

Mom Movie Complaint

By |November 13th, 2016|

We took the kids to see “Trolls” today, and it was great.  I loved the message of the movie and I also loved that the “scary” parts weren’t terribly scary. […]

Things to Worry About Now That the Election is Over

By |November 9th, 2016|

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of this election, I think it’s safe to say we all need to put our energy into worrying about something else.  I’m […]