When History Repeats Itself {In The Best Possible Way}

Normally, when you hear the phrase ‘when history repeats itself’, it’s used in a negative connotation. However, in my case, it’s turning out in the best possible way.

Most people assume in order to have a built-in best friend, you need to have a sister-sister or brother-brother relationship. We do get comments, regarding our kids, on how great it is that we have one of each, but no one ever says anything about them being friends forever. I know they will be… because if they are anything like my past, history will repeat itself.

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I Was Mean Today

There was nothing different about the day. Nothing exceptionally stressful. The kids weren’t extra crazy. But I was mean today.

I didn’t snap or yell. I didn’t have my own tantrum. I just felt done. I felt overwhelmed and tired, so tired. I didn’t want a shadow following me around and I wanted some time for myself. But, on this particular day, my husband was working late so I couldn’t have time for myself. I was it. I was all they had.Continue Reading

How to Make Trolls Pumpkins in Time for Halloween: Easy DIY Steps

Are your kids as Trolls obsessed as mine? Do you have debates in your household about whose better? My daughter is all team Poppy. But, me, I’m all on team Branch, for obvious reasons. (My husband is well aware of my celeb crush, it’s no secret).

When we found the photos of some Trolls-inspired pumpkins, we knew we had to take a stab at it. It looked like it may be a tall order, but we decided we could do it for this Trolls-obsessed household. In the end, it was way easier than I expected!

Here are the super basic, easy, and straightforward steps to follow if you want to make your own Trolls-inspired pumpkins (and in time for Halloween)!Continue Reading

Meal Prepping: It Doens’t Have To Be Scary

Almost a couple of months ago now, I made the decision to start getting better about my health and nutrition. As much as I love all the additional options now available to me in downtown Detroit for lunch, they are not the healthiest. Also, let’s be honest, lunch out everyday would break the bank. So, for this mom on the go to maintain her busy schedule, she needed to get on board with meal prepping.

Was it an overwhelming, intimidating, and downright scary thought at first? Sure. But, I don’t make decisions that I don’t take on 100%. Luckily, my husband was also on board with helping, which made the task seem less scary. Continue Reading

A Mindset Shift {Maintaining Positivity}

I get asked on a regular basis how I manage to maintain everything. People think I’m crazy that I just keep taking everything on. My husband will tell you that I partly have a problem saying ‘no’ and I like to think I can do it all. I like to think that I know how to maintain balance while attempting to do it all. But, I also noticed a few months ago, I was starting to get easily stressed. I always felt like I was holding my breath and chasing the next thing. My husband felt that too. It was time for a mindset shift so we could maintain positivity.

As a whole, we agreed we would try to become more positive people. That we would try our best to find a more positive approach than a negative one. We wanted this to help alleviate stress on us and our marriage, but also help set better examples for our kids.Continue Reading

Socialization: An Early Introduction

As a full-time working mom, your kids usually don’t get the option to delay socialization. Childcare is a necessity. I was lucky enough to have family nearby that offered to help watch my kids while I went back to work.

For the most part, it worked out extremely well. But, as our daughter started to get a little bit older, we noticed some growing pains. She was starting to express more and more “stranger danger” even with people she saw on a regular basis. There also seemed to be some normal toddler issues like trouble sharing, tantrums, and overall socialization with other children. She just didn’t seem interested in other kids that weren’t her cousins.Continue Reading

Making A Case for Limiting Screen Time for All

I’ve always been a huge proponent of figuring out what works best for you as a mom. I try my best to not be judgmental in any way. As long as it’s not hurting anyone, it’s fine by me. However, when it comes to the screen time debate, I know it can be a hot topic.

I’ve never been one to plop my children in front of the big colorful babysitter for hours. But, at the same time, I know they are starting to become familiar with movies and shows and want to watch them. Just like the rest of my life, I find huge importance in balance. My kids should have balance in their life too.Continue Reading