A Fantastic Monday Morning with the Kids

By |March 6th, 2017|

It’s so strange to write the word “Monday” with “fantastic” in the same sentence, but I am!
Monday mornings are usually a little more frantic than most.  The kids normally wake […]

10 Reasons Why you Can’t Be 100% Sane and Be a Mom

By |March 5th, 2017|

Motherhood (and parenting in general) is the definition of insanity some of the time.  Insanity is defined as “extreme foolishness or irrationality.”  Well, that sounds a lot like how I have […]

Top 10 Reasons My Son Won’t Nap

By |March 1st, 2017|

Nap time is sacred in our house.  The daughter no longer naps, but thankfully she is in school during nap time, which means this momma still gets about two hours […]

Social Media and Misleading Photos

By |February 27th, 2017|

I feel like it’s my civic duty to dispel something a lot of moms (and people) are guilty of.  We all do it from time to time, and I am […]

10 Ways to Manage your Finances like a Jedi

By |February 25th, 2017|

Your credit score is the single most important factor in obtaining loans and reducing your interest rates as much as possible. Check out Credit Karma, an app that tells you […]

How to Throw an Easy Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party

By |February 24th, 2017|

I’m not a super crafty mom, but when my toddler requested a dinosaur themed birthday, I needed to become one!

I had a little guilt from not having a birthday part […]

I Cannot Pinterest Another School Holiday

By |February 23rd, 2017|

When did school holidays become so much work for the parents?
If I would have known the 100th day of school would mean “100 hours of crafting,” I would have started […]

It’s Okay to Admit It When you Hit a Wall

By |February 22nd, 2017|

It’s been a long 3 days.
The husband had the nerve to go to Texas for work, clearly not his fault, and I’ve been fending for myself with my two monkeys. […]

What I Learned Helping at Preschool

By |February 21st, 2017|

Last week the son got to have his “special day” at preschool.  He got to be the line leader, bring a snack he got to choose, and do a few […]

I’ll Take Spring in February!

By |February 19th, 2017|

We are having the best winter in the Chicagoland area.
Today is a Sunday, in mid February, with 60 degree weather.  What?!?  This is how I like to winter!  Would you […]

It’s my Buddy’s Birthday; He’s Three!

By |February 17th, 2017|

Today my little man turns 3!
I know most moms would probably be sad, and would reminisce about when their youngest was a newborn.  I’m going to be completely honest here; […]

Valentine’s Day Away

By |February 15th, 2017|

This year was a different type of Valentine’s Day for this momma.
I was out of town with a friend and her sweet family, while my kids were home with Grandpa […]

Getting A Break

By |February 12th, 2017|

If you haven’t spent a night away from your little ones recently, you need to!
Trust me, I know it’s hard to step back and take a break.  (If you haven’t […]

Packing Up Momma Style

By |February 10th, 2017|

Remember when you used to be able to just pack up and head off for a weekend away on the drop of a dime?!
I barely can recall this phase of […]

Candid Mom Moment

By |February 9th, 2017|

Today was hard.
Do you ever have days that seem to drag on forever?  As a mom, I feel like I have these days more and more.  I remember looking at […]

Some Mornings are Hard

By |February 8th, 2017|

I wake up wondering how it’s already morning.  I give myself a little pep talk of, “you can do this,” or “okay, you really need to get out of bed […]

How to Survive a Toddler Tantrum in Public

By |February 6th, 2017|

The Public Tantrum
We’ve all been there.  You’re in the middle of a store, usually Target for me, and your toddler decides for one reason or another, that it’s time to […]

Use Your Covers

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Why my son won’t use covers is beyond me.  I can’t figure this out.  It’s the middle of winter.  It’s freezing outside, and sometimes I even think it’s freezing inside. […]

Sea of Chaos

By |February 1st, 2017|

These winter weeks are starting to take their toll on this Momma.  The dreary, cold days are way too familiar and I have been craving Spring and fresh air!

For some […]

Uber for Newly Weds

By |January 31st, 2017|

We all have those friends or know people who recently got married and are already contemplating having kids.  “Babies will be so easy,”  “I’m meant to be a mom right […]

Potty Training is HARD

By |January 29th, 2017|

Week 1 of potty training has officially commenced and the struggle is real.  Anyone who tells you “after 3 days of potty training my kid took to it and is […]

Saturday Smiles

By |January 28th, 2017|

Just a quick something to make you smile this Saturday.  Clearly the dog feels the same way I do about some kid shows I really cannot stand anymore.  It’s a […]

Simple Joys

By |January 27th, 2017|

Sometimes you just need to stop, and enjoy the simple things like…

Sweat pants.
Birthday cake – preferably one you didn’t have to make yourself.
Hearing a new (fantastic) song […]

Magical Wednesday

By |January 25th, 2017|

Every now and then, the stars seem to align and things just go great in the morning.  It’s kinda like finding a unicorn, it’s magical and fleeting; but I live […]

Just Go To Bed

By |January 24th, 2017|

Bedtime hits and suddenly I have 2 crabby little people who are dying from thirst, but need to pee every 10 minutes.  I seemed to have missed the memo that […]