No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

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The Terrible Twos in Action

See that adorable little guy? Look at those dark brown puppy dog eyes, surrounded by the longest dark eyelashes you've ever seen. Just try to keep from kissing those soft cheeks: it's almost impossible. See that cute smile? Try your best to not give in when you say, "No!" and he says, "Oh," while looking … Continue reading The Terrible Twos in Action

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Yesterday as I backed my car out of the driveway, The Beatles' Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da began to play on the radio. The upbeat song about Desmond and Molly and then the family they create has always been one I've enjoyed. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, just as my husband is; that's one of … Continue reading Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

7 Simple Ways to Stay Productive in Motherhood

Today we have a great guest post by fellow blogger, Marissa. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! If you have a child, it goes without saying that it can be downright challenging to stay productive in motherhood. As mothers, a myriad of things interfere with our productivity on a daily basis. … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways to Stay Productive in Motherhood

Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

The rollercoaster Imagine waiting in line to board a rollercoaster car. You are feeling excited and a little impatient. Once you board the car and are strapped in you begin to feel nervous and hesitant. Do you really want to take this ride? Next, the car jerks and you feel scared and begin to regret … Continue reading Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions: How to Teach Your Children About Feelings

Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

The night before last our whole family was sitting around the dining room table eating supper. My daughter was chattering away about a million different things and my son was sitting in his highchair feeding himself yogurt with a spoon. All of a sudden I felt very emotional and my eyes began to well up … Continue reading Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

Autumn is Here!

Early this week the weather in my corner of the world changed and it finally feels like Autumn. The change in weather has been like a breath of fresh air. Gone are the stuffy, humid, 100°F plus days. The kids aren't getting sweaty in the back seat of the car. The house isn't unbearably hot … Continue reading Autumn is Here!

Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

This book review is going to be a little different than my norm. Today I have two children's picture books, The Thing Lou Couldn't Do and The Most Magnificent Thing, both written by Canadian author Ashley Spires.My children and I first read The Thing Lou Couldn't Do. I enjoyed this picture book because even though … Continue reading Book Review: The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do and The Most Magnificent Thing

10 Reasons Why You Need a Mom Friend

I've touched on this subject before, but it is one that resonates with a lot of mothers. I can 100% identify with it myself. All moms need to have at least one mom friend. Here are 10 reasons why it sucks to not have a you need to have a mom friend. You have no … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Need a Mom Friend

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Book Review: We Toot!

When I was younger, I read a book that had belonged to my great-great-aunt Carrie. It was a small book with a beautiful cover. It was printed sometime around 1913 and was meant to teach girls how to be proper young ladies, sort of a finishing school in a book for the not-so-privileged if you … Continue reading Book Review: We Toot!