Family · Parenting · Traveling

Winter Is Not Going Anywhere

If you live in Minnesota or the Midwest, you survived the recent Polar Vortex. The kids and I were in Arizona for most of it, but we made it back for the last day of the beyond negative temps—and we could not have timed it any better. While the severe cold is coming to an… Continue reading Winter Is Not Going Anywhere


My Top Reads of 2018

As I mentioned in a blog post earlier this month, reading was a big thing for me in 2018. But I only read one type of book—THRILLERS! They are my absolute favorite, and there’s nothing like a suspenseful page turner. I work in corporate America, so I read plenty of articles for my job, business,… Continue reading My Top Reads of 2018


Time-Saving Tips for the Busy Mom

This blog originally ran in the fall. With the holiday season being so busy, I felt this topic was relevant. Feeling pressed for time? Story of my life—and everyone’s lives. We are all busy people, and one of my pet peeves is when people make their “busy” look like it is more important than my… Continue reading Time-Saving Tips for the Busy Mom

Family · Mom · Parenting

Cold, Flu, and Being a Working Parent

There is nothing worse than that dreaded phone call from your child’s school, preschool, or daycare with news that your child is sick—especially when both parents work. It usually never happens at a good time, since you can’t predict getting sick. If I could plan to get sick, I definitely would pick out the days.… Continue reading Cold, Flu, and Being a Working Parent

Family · Thanksgiving

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

This is a sponsored post. The time has finally come to start hosting everyone for the big Thanksgiving feast! With hosting comes a lot of prep and stress. The stakes can feel high if your in-laws, family, or friends have always hosted—especially if they do an incredible job at it. But never fear: if you… Continue reading Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Halloween · Parenting

Why Halloween with Kids Is So Sweet

Halloween: You either love it or you hate it! Before I had kids, I could honestly take it or leave it. Matt and I were completely fine staying in and handing out candy to kids. We would attempt to watch a scary movie—my attempts always result in failure; Matt can watch them no problem. If… Continue reading Why Halloween with Kids Is So Sweet