Last a Little Longer


I used to dread the afternoon naps when my son would only fall asleep in my arms. His weight slowly numbing my extremities. Unable to move, I was reserved to the couch for over an hour, every single day. I could see the dishes piled high over the edges of the sink. Smell the garbage that needed emptied. My eyes rolled into the back of my head as my … [Read more...]

Fall Bucket List


I'm trying to be a little more laid back this year- and not overschedule every little thing that we do. But, I do have a few fun things I like to do in the Fall as a family. So today, I'm going to share our simple, short and sweet Fall Bucket List.   I know most people go trick-or-treating, but my 4 year old has actually never been- … [Read more...]

Summer to Fall Fashion


Let's be honest. I love shopping and I love clothes. But, as a stay-at-home Mom my clothing budget is not huge. I buy almost everything on sale, and I'm totally okay with that because I get a little thrill out of a good deal. As a one income family, I like to be able to stretch my budget any way I can. So, today I am going to share with you a few … [Read more...]

Dear Mom at the Park


Dear Mom at the park, Yeah, you- on your cell phone, or your nose in a book. I used to judge you. I used to sneer at you and applaud myself for being more present with my child. I couldn't comprehend the fact that you weren't down in the sand digging with your toddler or helping them up the stairs to the slide. Pushing them on the swings for … [Read more...]

How Getting Sick Turned Me Into Less of a Control Freak Mom

How Getting Sick Turned Me Into Less of a Control Freak Mom

This summer did not go at all as I expected. I had high hopes for creative playdates, park trips, and weekly pool visits. But my body had other plans. I spent the majority of our summer curled up in bed. Sick and tired. Unable to motivate myself to venture out for days at a time. At the time I didn't know my gallbladder was giving up on … [Read more...]

Sorry I’m Not Sorry About my Love for Coffee

#SorryNotSorryAbout my Love for Coffee

I saw this post on Scary Mommy the other day entitled Why Do Moms Always Talk About Coffee and Wine?┬áIt gave me a giggle, because it's so true! Here's why I'll never be sorry for declaring my love of all things coffee: When my son was a colicky newborn who didn't sleep through the night (heck- he didn't sleep for longer than 2 hour intervals), … [Read more...]

Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt

I've been feeling pretty good lately about my Mom Skills. Despite me recovering from surgery and being pretty laid up, my little guy has still been behaving pretty well, helping me a lot around the house, and still enjoying his 'school time.' Before getting sick, I had been taking him on lots of outings and park trips, and we'd been having a lot of … [Read more...]

Feeding Picky Eaters


I have a Picky Eater. I started out with a great eater, who turned into an okay eater, and now he's a chicken nugget, mac and cheese, peanut-butter jelly sandwich exclusive eater. This has made me gain several new gray hairs and wrinkles, stressing every day over whether or not he's getting the vitamins and nutrients he needs. This Momma has tried … [Read more...]

G and G Organics


Let's face it, as Moms we rarely have time to actually wash our hair. Sure, we can hop in the shower, but washing, drying, and styling our hair has become a luxury. Especially this summer, when we're constantly running from the pool to the park to the splash pad and so on. Who has the time? I'm even more in this boat, recovering from surgery has me … [Read more...]

The Day I NEVER Thought Would Come

The Day I Never Thought Would Come

It's here. I don't know how- but we've made it. I am now the proud owner of a fully potty trained child! I feel like I should whisper it as I glance side-eyed at my son, waiting for him to drop a load in his Paw Patrol underwear. But, it hasn't happened. It's like last week he up and decided that he was big enough to utilize the potty at all … [Read more...]