When we moved our family across the country last year, we decided to get rid of as much as possible. Not only did we de-junk and minimize toys, we also got rid of A LOT of our furniture. The reason was that all of our furniture had existed through two under two and then having both a two and three-year-old. Our furniture had crayon marks, bite marks, and stains. So we threw … [Read more...] about Groupon Goods: Making my House into a Home
With school out for the summer, there is so much excitement, anticipation, and PLAY! But as the memes that are popping up all over my Facebook feed would suggest, summer starts off with the best-laid plans and slowly wanes into complaints of, "Mom, I'm bored!" And, parents left without many tactics in their arsenal. Enter in these simple backyard fun ideas for kids.I … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Backyard Fun Ideas for Kids
Toddlers have an uncanny ability to destroy the house in unexpected and creative ways in NO time at all. Case and point, 20 minutes of my Saturday. We had just returned home from being out. My husband left us to run a couple of errands. My daughter, son, and I no sooner stepped into the foyer then my son had an accident. I stripped him of his clothes, grabbed his wet shoes and … [Read more...] about 3 Must-Know Parenting Cleaning Hacks
In my less experienced parenting days, I remember when one of my kids had a cold or it was pouring rain, we could hit some form of cruise control, curl up on the couch, and just chill. Oh, how I've learned from those well-intentioned, clueless parenting days! Unless my kids are VERY sick, there always needs to be some form of plan. Because even if they're sniffling or it's … [Read more...] about 101+ Bad Weather Kids Activities
Of all of the year's holidays, Mother's Day holds the most personal significance for me. While I love all of the other holidays, Mother's Day is the only yearly celebration that recognizes the hardest and most valuable role I hold.Quite frankly, motherhood is incredibly hard work. Two pregnancies, healing from two caesareans, nursing, pumping, bouncing a colicky … [Read more...] about Thoughtful, Budget-Friendly Ideas For Mother’s Day!