Ready (Not Ready)

I made a mistake last week. One involving a Big Thing of Toddlerhood and a Overwhelming Parenting Choice. S will be two in September and climbed out (…fell out?) of her crib for the first time at the beginning of the week. She’s been leaning over it for awhile now. Each time I put her…

5 Tips for Party Planning on a Budget

I’m a frugal person. Cheap. I like to save all the money! When it comes to all things, I like to find a way to make it fabulous while also not spending my entire life savings. I’m sure many of you can relate to this. I’ve got a few good “party planning on the cheap”…

First Year of Motherhood

I woke up on this day one year ago just like it was any other day… plus a giant pregnant belly. My due date was July 6, 2017, and I was sure my kiddo wasn’t going to come out on his own. Thanks to gestational diabetes, my doctor was pushing for induction on his due…

Love Languages.

My top love language is quality time. 100% quality time. I love spending time with my husband enjoying a movie or playing a game. I feel so loved when we are doing the same thing in the same room and bonding over some experience. Fills me right up! My bottom love language? Physical touch. I…

Currently: Summer Edition

In March we shared some things that we were loving for the Springtime– books, podcasts, meals, and more. We thought we’d come back with a summer edition. Here are some totally random things we’re currently loving (for momma, kiddos, and life in general) that we wanted to share with you! Good Eats: Summer makes cooking…

Company in Limbo

I remember how pregnancy with my daughter felt like some kind of limbo. It felt strange. Some days I was eager to just keep her in there and go about life and have nothing change at all. Is that selfish? Then I started to wonder what she’d look like and act like. Will she have…

What did I do all day?

A little honest writing for you today… As a working mom, I don’t get much time with my son other than evenings and weekends. Those go by quickly and there doesn’t ever seem to be much “down time”. Because I am a teacher, I am now super blessed to be home with my son for…

How to Summer Like Super Mom!

Just as quick as Christmas shows up every year…here comes summer! All of a sudden you have kiddos home all day everyday and wonder what the heck you are going to do to fill your days. “What are we going to do today?” or “I’m bored, what can I do?” are all common questions that…

Working Out at Home (Plus a Toddler)

Whether you’re a stay at home mom, working mom, or work from home mom, chances are you can’t or don’t have much time to do to a legit gym. (And if you do, I’m turning green with jealousy over here). I have grown up riding horses, playing soccer, and generally being active and athletic. So…

Creating Learners

I grew up in a low income area. My elementary school was categorized as Title I, meaning 80% or more of the students are living at or below the poverty level. My parents never attended college or any higher learning, but what they lacked in formal education they made up for in their determination to…