Parenting

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

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

Family · Parenting · Traveling

State of Mind: Why Exploring Your State Is so Great

We often think we need to travel far or by air to experience a new place. Once you have little kids, you might wonder if it is worth it to book tickets, load everyone up, and travel to some far-away destination on an airplane—I personally think trips like this are worth it. But if you… Continue reading State of Mind: Why Exploring Your State Is so Great

Meal Time · Parenting

Kitchen Essentials that Make My Life Easier

Being a mom is busy, there is not much down time. Whether you stay at home or work, you want time spent in your kitchen to be efficient as possible. Now that our house is on a stricter schedule with having a kindergartner, my window of having an extra 20 to 30 minutes in the… Continue reading Kitchen Essentials that Make My Life Easier

Parenting · School

How Our First Day of Kindergarten Really Went

Year after year, I see on social media how wonderful and perfect the first day of kindergarten goes. It is so fun seeing all these kids in their fresh new clothes, shiny kicks, and crisp backpacks. There are lots of emotions from parents because it is hard to let go and move onto the next… Continue reading How Our First Day of Kindergarten Really Went