Finding Rest.

Rest. It is a necessity but a very scarce commodity for mamas. In a lot of homes, moms are the ones that make things happen. They are the ones that set routines, make dinner, do baths, clean up, create crafts, and so much more. Sometimes mom days start at 5:00 am and aren’t over until after…

Home Towns and Home Bases

     I grew up in a fairly small town. I went to my local high school and could easily navigate all of the back roads with my eyes closed. I worked at the local Dairy Queen throughout high school and knew most of the kids at the cash registers in the town grocery store….

To my Daughter; on Food and Fitness

I warmed up my leftovers from our midweek, impulsive dinner date the night before. The microwave beeped. I walked over and took it out, salivating from the rich flavors of the vegetables and cheese. Glancing at the bowl of greasy chicken and sauce, I reached in the fridge to grab a bag of mixed greens…

Pets & Babies.

Fur babies. That’s what we call our pets before we have little human babies of our own. As a pet owner, I would post pictures of my dogs like they were kids. There were trips to the park, special birthday cookies, birthday hats on occasion, couch cuddles, and so many more special bonding things. There…

Bow Giveaway!

While I was pregnant with S, I detested ALL THE PINK things I saw in the stores. I vowed that she wouldn’t be covered in only pink clothes and that my house wouldn’t look like it was the girly hot pink toy section of Target. Fast forward two years and my child wears pink frequently, (though…

Communication 1.0.

One day I was having a conversation with my students about how we talk to people. There’s 2 things I always tell my students: 1). I will never lie to them; and 2). I will always try my hardest to speak kindness towards them and promote kindness in my classroom. I was sitting with two…

A Mother’s Love.

When I’m in the car, I often listen to the radio. If I’m alone, I crank it up loud and sing along– I’m talking air drums, hand motions, the works. If I have my little one in the car, it’s a different story all together. With him in the car, I try to create a…

Currently: Likes, Loves, & Must Haves!

Here are some totally random things we’re currently loving that we wanted to share with you! Happy Wednesday! Good Eats: Kailyn (and family) is loving this One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta recipe lately. Husband and toddler approved. Make it healthier by subbing in some ground turkey for the beef, homemade salsa, and your own taco seasonings…

The Importance of Routine

The wonderful time change.  Before parenthood, the time change may be something you looked forward to. A little extra daylight to enjoy time outside is definitely a perk. But now? Well, the time change is an annoying obstacle that messes up the beautiful routine that we, as parents, have carefully crafted over months and months…

Stretch Marks and Healing

The last two plus weeks of my pregnancy, I never did hit the get it out stage (think Sookie having a pregnant breakdown in the middle of the kitchen). I never got to have my crazy, past-her-due-date pregnant lady freak out moment. I had plenty of others. I will willingly admit to that. Just ask…