10 Beauty Hacks for Summer

My favorite beauty hacks to help you look and feel gorgeous all summer long! I love summer! I mean, who doesn’t? The days are longer and warmer. The nights are full of fun. And it’s beach season!! My favorite.   We recently purchased a 12ft Intex pool from Amazon...

30 Day Challenge – Take Control of Your Life

The first time I went to a yoga class was after I found a coupon for a free class in the paper (yes, it was that long ago…) it said the class was free if I brought a friend, so I brought my sister.  When we were standing in...

Parenting Tips and Proof that You Are a Good Mom

Do you ever scroll through Facebook or Instagram, seeing all the perfect (and mostly outdoor) pictures of families, and then start questioning your own parenting? I seriously do this all the time. Those pictures make me feel like a boring, lazy parent. When I would see them I’d worry...

11 Truths About Working From Home

Imagine waking up whenever you want (well, let’s be real, whenever the kids want). You go downstairs in your PJs, make yourself a cup of coffee and something good for breakfast. You stroll into your living room, pop on the TV for the kiddos, and open your laptop. You’re...

What Maternity Leave is Really Like

Waking up late, napping throughout the day. Watching daytime TV, making sandwiches at home and going for an afternoon walk. It sounds so lovely! Maternity leave has to be one of the best parts of having a baby. And when the end of pregnancy comes, most moms imagine staying...

Dear First Born, I Didn’t Know…

Dear first born, I didn’t know how much would change when I brought your sister into this world, and into our home. I never realized how deep our connection was and how challenging it would be to integrate another into *our* lives.  Not you, and me, and daddy, and...

The Secret to Getting Picky Toddlers to Eat Better

The toddler age is so much fun, they start walking and talking. Potty training begins. They move to a big kid bed. So many changes. This is a very special time where you really get to see the world through your kid’s eyes. Watching them learn and grow is...

How I Keep My Toddler Busy for Hours

It’s hard to catch 5 min when you’ve got kids running around the house. And we have SO MUCH to do; Laundry, cleaning, making dinner, helping older kids with homework, cleaning up the mess the dog made, paying bills… I could go on and on but you know, mama,...

Affirmations for Women

On the lock screen of my iPhone, I have a quote, “You’re Always One Decision Away From A Totally Different Life”. I read it daily. It helps to remind me that the decisions I make are what shapes my future. If I’m stuck in a rut and completely unmotivated,...

Live Less Out of Habit and More Out of Intent

Living out of intent is definitely something I’ve been struggling with lately. It’s hard when the days basically swallow you up. When you work full-time and have a family, there are all kinds of things pulling you in a million directions. Being intentional feels impossible. I have a hard...