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

Parenting

The Four Things I Said I Would Never Do as a Parent

Parenting is not the easiest thing in the world. The generation of parenting I am in is way different than my parents. I would play in the neighborhood for hours and come home when hungry. I remember when my sister was two years old and eating a tuna sandwich on the front step alone. My… Continue reading The Four Things I Said I Would Never Do as a Parent

Mom · Parenting

Kindergartner First Timer? Advice from Three Moms

School starts next week for most of us in Minnesota! It seems like just yesterday my son was a newborn and that kindergarten would never come because it was so far off in the future. Well, it is approaching rather quickly and I am not ready for him to go. He is so excited to… Continue reading Kindergartner First Timer? Advice from Three Moms