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,...

Positive Words to Remind You of Your Worth

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...

5 Things I Recommend New Homeowners Do Immediately

The Lists Never End… and they pretty much never will! But it’s totally worth it. Buying a new house is such a big deal. You start with your list of wants and needs while you’re house-hunting. Then you have the list of requirements, documents, and papers needed to close....

Be Stubborn About Your Goals & Flexible About Your Methods

This could apply to just about anything, couldn’t it? You want to raise good kids, you want the dog to not pee inside the house, you want a relationship with your SO full of love and respect. We all want that. Easier said than done though. It’s so important...