Recently, I discovered online shop by BECK. I started following their gorgeous, and eye-catching outfits on Instagram and I was hooked. I had to order. I fell head over heels for one dress in particular. A coworker of mine actually said it screamed ‘Meghan’. I was sold. Dress added to cart.Continue Reading
If you are anything like me or any other mom out there, your days are crazy. You are lucky if in the mix of getting the kids fed and ready you remember to eat yourself. So, I decided to put together a list of items and tips that this crazy mom does to maintain a day in the life of a mom on the go!
Prep, Prep, Prep
I cannot stress this enough. When I do not take the time to prepare for the next day, I end up grabbing crappy, not-so-healthy food on the go and end up being mad at myself.
I plan grocery lists for the week and shop smart – this also keeps our budget low. I’ve recently enjoyed meal replacement smoothies for my lunches. When you are as busy as I am at work and find it hard to spend time away from your desk, you need a quick meal that won’t make a mess.Continue Reading
Nausea, heartburn, aches, and pains.
Squeezing into clothes that just don’t fit the same.
It’ll get easier they said.
Push, just a little more, she’ll be here soon.
Her beautiful face will make you swoon.
It’ll get easier they said. Continue Reading
We have to prepare to travel for two big airplane trips this year with our little ones. The first one is an extended weekend trip to Washington D.C. that is allowing us to prepare for our much longer trip, to Disney, later this year.
As a control freak, there is not that amps up my anxiety more than the unknowns of traveling, especially with little ones. So, I have attempted to minimize the amount of times all hell can break lose (even though I know this will likely happen).Continue Reading
When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember being asked if I was going to return to work. I remember thinking it was an odd question. I never second guessed anything about being a working mom. I looked at the person, sort of baffled, and said “of course.” Never did I think I would struggle to return to a career I loved or have any more difficulty than my husband would, being a working dad (no one asked him this question by the way).
The first week returning to work after maternity leave was hard, really hard. Each day got a little better and I battled the pull to be home full-time. My husband knew me well enough (thankfully) to know I wouldn’t be happy. He would always ask me if I was sure that was what I really wanted. When I would hum and haw over the answer, he would insist I give it more time until I was sure. I had worked hard to get where I was in my career and giving it up was not a decision I should make lightly.Continue Reading
At the risk of sounding like a first time, millennial mom, my daughter and I fully plan on getting through her Kindergarten book list. Some of the books we own, others we have found at our local library. But, to help all of you decide whether you would like to make your way through all 100 books or not (yes, I said 100), I’ll start reviewing them here! Continue Reading
They say there’s a first time for everything, right? I’m not really sure who ‘they’ are but I guess they must be right. When life seems to throw crazy curve balls at you, left and right, you never seem to take a moment to stop and learn from it… at least I didn’t until recently.
My life has been a bit crazy lately. Nothing out of the ordinary crazy. Just your everyday, making sure everyone gets fed, dropped off, work gets done, appointments get scheduled, timelines get met, dinner gets made, (sleep happens at some point) kind of busy. So leave it to me to not think twice when I schedule my very inquisitive and very hesitant 3-year-old for not one, but two first time appointments in one week.Continue Reading
Over the long 4th of July holiday weekend, my family was lucky enough to spend time up north in Lexington, Michigan, at the family cottage. When you are busy enjoying fun in the sun all day, you don’t want to pull yourself away for too long to spend time cooking. We also like to eliminate the amount of times we have to make the house any warmer than it needs to be.
In order to get that crucial sun/water/relaxation time, we went for minimal grocery items and low maintenance preparation time. We wanted to find different options to pair with our basic hamburgers and hot dogs.Continue Reading
Anyone who knows my family, or has ever been to my house, knows we are slightly technology obsessed. Our house talks to us, we have all the updated gadgets as soon as they come out, and if we don’t have them, we can tell you exactly why. I don’t do all the research on them, but my husband does. Believe me, he tells me all about it.
But, what do our kids love the most? Alexa, of course. We have had Alexa around for a few years now. When we first introduced her into the family, no one even knew what she was or what she could do. I referred to her as my husband’s mistress (he wasn’t so happy about that). In all honesty, she has become another family member these past few years. My son and daughter have literally grown up with her.Continue Reading
I might be aging myself a bit but I was an original Facebook user. I was a Freshman in college at Michigan State when a classmate explained to me that I had to join this website where you could find people that went to our school and connect. At the time, you could only join Facebook if you had a university login. That was almost 13 years ago. Facebook has come a loooong way since then and I have grown quite a bit with it.
Back in college, there were not smart phones but each of us had digital cameras. It may not have been instantaneous, but we still took the pictures and critiqued which ones would be displayed for the Facebook world to see. I remember nights where the main goal was to literally get a great shot so you could have an awesome new profile pic. Continue Reading