Boy Mom Gift Guide


I've got an almost 5 year old and buying him gifts this year has been fun and exciting... and exhausting. He tells me, "I want that, I want that, I want that" about most everything we come across. If you're in the same boat as I am, I've put together some great gift ideas for my fellow boy mommas. Your little men (or ladies too, these gifts aren't … [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...]

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...]

Summer Bucket List


  Since I'm focusing on having a pretty laid-back summer this year, (EDIT: Especially since I'm having surgery next week!) I decided to keep our Bucket List short and sweet. Just a few fun things we can enjoy as a family. Feel free to print this off and you can use it too! I'd love to hear what you have on your bucket list! And let me know … [Read more...]

One of Those Days

One of Those Days

I spent my weekend sick. My hubby had to work, and just got a promotion 2 weeks ago, so barring an emergency he had to go. I was on my own. Curled up on the couch in a half-asleep state, lucky to just keep my toddler fed and from hurting himself. At one point I nodded off and jerked awake, only to realize he was playing quietly because, … [Read more...]

Spring Bucket List


I thought since we are a couple of weeks in to Spring that I'd share a list of fun things we'd like to do as a family. This isn't to stress you out, or to make you feel like you HAVE to do all of these things with your kiddo(s) this Spring, but I am a list-maker and feel accomplished if I have something to sort of check off. So here's the things … [Read more...]

I Decided to Live in the Moment

I Decided

This weekend was my son's 4th Birthday party. We had a fun Star Wars themed party with family and friends. Yummy snacks and cupcakes that I let my little guy help me decorate. They weren't the most beautiful, but he was so proud to share them, because he got to be a part of the creating of them. I had planned on taking loads of pictures of the … [Read more...]

Today You Are 4

Sweet little boy, this morning you woke up and the first words you said were, "I be 4!" How has this day arrived already? Wasn't it just yesterday we were rushing to the hospital, where you made your debut via emergency c-section? You couldn't wait to meet us, I guess. And just like your personality, you wanted to meet us NOW! You are the … [Read more...]

Winter Toddler Activities


Since it's mid January and a bucket of yuck outside (especially here in Indiana, because there's no snow, only rain), I decided to compile a list of fun things to do with your toddler- so that you both don't go insane. {sidenote- it snowed last night...} My how I miss you warm park days and afternoons at the pool! -Go to your local library … [Read more...]