Being a proclaimed control freak, it is difficult for me to admit when I need help. I like things done a certain way. It wasn’t until I was working full-time, had two kids, and a husband with limited spare time from his company, that I realized I needed to accept help.Continue Reading
So your little one went back to school? Maybe you cried a little a drop off. Maybe you did a happy dance. Either way shouldn’t we help a teacher out? These are the men and women shaping the future of our children!
Here is a quick, inexpensive, and simple teacher survival kit you can put together for your child’s teacher.Continue Reading
Life as Mom can be overwhelming. Really overwhelming. Whether it is something in everyday life that has you consumed, or just getting a decent dinner on the table (and actually eaten), it can be a lot. So sometimes, instead of stopping to smell the roses, we dance.Continue Reading
Anyone who knows me or has been to my house, knows I like things kept a certain way. Keeping the house maintained and clean was a lot easier before I had kids. Now, it’s not as easy for me to quickly clean up the house before visitors come by. So, how do I maintain the house and still have kids that live in it? One word? Organization.Continue Reading
Dinners don’t have to be complicated. But, dinners don’t have to be take-out either. Here are some essentials I make sure to grab at the grocery store to keep dinnertime quick and healthy!
I’m a big fan of grabbing a pack or two of skinless, boneless chicken tenderloin. If I don’t get to all of it in one week, I make sure to throw it in the freezer before the end of the week. There’s nothing I hate more than wasted food.
You can easily change-up what you season the chicken with, if you are a fan of variety like myself. My husband loves Montreal Chicken seasoning that he can throw on the chicken right before it goes on the grill. I prefer to marinate the chicken for a few hours prior to grilling.Continue Reading
Before I had my daughter, I couldn’t pass up a cute onesie, or heaven forbid a themed outfit, without grabbing it for a new mom. I wanted to get over to that person’s house, get in my baby snuggles, and shower them with cute baby gifts. I didn’t fully grasp the extent of exhaustion and work that went into caring for a newborn. It’s just baby snuggling all day right?!
It wasn’t until I went through the process myself that I realized what I truly appreciated. Sure, the onesies and outfits were still adorable and loved. But, what did I appreciate the most? Food. You didn’t have to come over and prepare us dinner or clean for us or do our laundry. But, bring us some food that I could grab and warm up during a middle-of-the-night feeding … you were my life saver.Continue Reading
Disclaimer: I am in no way, shape, or form trained in child development other than birthing them and dealing with them. Read and take advice at your own risk.
Always approach with caution. Always. You never know if the item that made him/her happy yesterday, earlier today, or 5 minutes ago, will make him/her happy now. Be ready for an explosive reaction at any given moment that you did not anticipate. Any change in opinion is possible.Continue Reading
Seriously. Most days this whole parenting thing seems anything but in the bag. Who knows, maybe that means I’m actually doing something right … or something uplifting like that.
Sure the photos of my daughter are adorable, but inside is hiding a challenger. She challenges my every move. She’s super smart; sometimes scary smart. Plus, don’t even get me started on her memory. She will hold something over your head if you even mentioned it in passing.Continue Reading
Is your little one heading back to school in the coming weeks? Are you excited or dreading it? Either way, you should definitely be prepared. So, this crazy over-prepared mom has some tips and tricks to prepare you and your little one for starting or returning to the school routine while maintaining your sanity!Continue Reading
A few months ago, my family’s trajectory could have been drastically changed. My husband and I had a pretty big financial decision to make and I was going to be the deciding factor. The timing was awful but there seemed to be a large benefit for us. I was literally losing sleep over the decision. More often than not, I am putting others before myself. So, when my husband told me that this final decision was up to me, I started to go a little crazy.
Until, one day when I ran into a complete stranger. I was alone, without my husband or the kids; a complete rarity. We shared pleasantries while waiting for coffee and realized we had a few things in common; married, kids, career (but mostly that we were fellow Spartan grads). As we sat at our separate tables, occasionally sharing thoughts, he shared with me a difficult decision he needed to make soon. It was like he opened a door for me.Continue Reading