About 6 months ago, during a sleepover with her cousins, my daughter wanted to watch the new Beauty and the Beast movie. Considering the cartoon was one of many Disney staples from my childhood, I figured, why not. What I hadn’t expected was a trail of nightmares to follow.Continue Reading
Since I had my daughter, we have had a cleaning service. Both my husband and I have full-time jobs outside the home. We decided that cleaning was not something we wanted to focus on during our free time together. Paying for a cleaning service was an expense we were willing to incur. Recently, we stopped using our cleaning service. Here’s why and what happened.Continue Reading
We recently made the road trip from the Detroit area to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our main reason for making this trek across the East Coast was simply cost. Four plane tickets during winter break was really going to hit our pockets hard. So, after making the 21 hour drive to and from Fort Lauderdale, we made it out alive. Plus, I’m sharing some do’s and don’ts of road tripping with little ones.Continue Reading
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I’ve written before about ways to defy my age. It’s true about turning 32. There was something that happened with me that made me just feel more… tired. My kids didn’t change. Their sleep schedules didn’t change. I did. But, I’m tired of being tired.
The only thing I can imagine as the reason: putting too much on myself. I just can’t handle it as well as I used to… it’s more exhausting now. But, does that mean I’m going to cut back? Likely not.Continue Reading
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When I was 8, I was riding a scooter with my friend. I was only allowed to go to a certain driveway away from her house and then back again. I made the turn too quick and bam! The scooter slipped out from under me and down to the ground I went. Unfortunately, my face made the first impact.Continue Reading
Recently, I was in the unfortunate situation of being in a 7 car accident on the freeway on my way to work. There was nothing crazy about that particular day of travel. There was a little bit more traffic than usual since I travel to work before rush hour. As brake lights started to pile up ahead, I had no problem stopping in time for the vehicle ahead of me in the left lane. But, that’s when I heard tires screeching behind me.
Before I knew it, I felt a hard slam and my car was lurching forward into the car in front of me. I was forced so hard forward that I flew sideways and was hit again. As I watched the ripple of cars in front of me hit cars in front of them, I realized I was holding my breath.Continue Reading
If anyone else is like me, you have already started holiday shopping. If you aren’t as crazy as me, well then you get to benefit from it. Here is a list of some of my favorite things for kids:Continue Reading
Did you get a chance to head to the apple orchard? Us too! It was great. But, we also have an over-abundance of apples. Determined to put them to good use, I found some great apple recipes for our bag of apples!Continue Reading
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
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