Mom · Parenting

35 and Less Stress

This past weekend I turned 35 years old. I remember when my mom was 35—I thought that was old. Now I know how young 35 is. I still have a lot to learn in life, like how to raise older kids, continue to plan for the future, and keep developing in my career. There are… Continue reading 35 and Less Stress

Parenting · Working Mom

Not so New Year’s Resolutions

The holidays come and go so quickly. My post-holiday blues start to kick in as soon as Christmas is over, and they go into full effect the first day back at work. (All I have to say about being back to work is TGIF!) As each holiday season passes, the kids get older and the… Continue reading Not so New Year’s Resolutions


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