I'm absolutely loving this book by Kat Kronenberg! It's called Dream Big and it is everything I want my two boys to embrace in this life. There's a very powerful message that encourages everyone to believe in their dreams despite what other people (or moody baboons) say. If you can dream it, you can do … Continue reading Whoosh! Wham! You Can Be Anything! Dream Big Book Review
Like most families, laundry is a chore that quite literally never ends. I never seem to catch up and when the planets align and I actually DO catch up, it lasts for all of 5 minutes. For this chore to be part of my daily (and times hourly) routine, I really didn't think much about … Continue reading This Isn’t Just About My Endless Laundry
I had prepared a list of toys and beauty products that just *have* to be on everyone's Christmas list this year. Lots of things that are light hearted and fun and could bring a smile to someone's face. But last week a reality check swept through my small town at nearly 130 MPH. An EF-2 … Continue reading Your Must-Have List for the Holiday is Shorter Than You Think
My friends at Coupons.com (via Jeanette Pavini) came up with this fabulous list of gift exchange ideas that keep the holidays affordable AND Merry! Be sure to check Coupons.com for more great ideas and savings! 9 Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas to Trim Your Holiday Spending Here are a few alternative Christmas gift exchange ideas for you … Continue reading Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas That Will Keep Your Wallet Merry
As a family we have very needy skin. My husband and two children deal with seasonal eczema and I have very dry skin in the winter. My youngest's skin is definitely the most sensitive and his eczema flare ups tend to be moderate to severe. Here's what we do to cope with dry fall and wintery … Continue reading Fall/ Winter Family Skin Care Routine
If you've been scared to scroll through your Facebook newsfeed due to the hot political discussions, there is a safe place where you can go to escape everything! People are now having oyster opening parties live streamed on Facebook and the suspense is palpable. Just like other direct sales businesses, a hostess will invite you … Continue reading What In The World Are These Oyster Parties?
One of the most exciting parts of having a baby is making your baby registry. You get to imagine your little squish snuggled up warm in their crib or crawling around in their sweet little outfits. If it is your first baby or it's been a while since having a little one, it can also … Continue reading Baby Registry Must-Haves (Recommendations From a Mom of 2)
Since many of us will be traveling for the holidays, I thought it would be great to share these awesome tips. Road trips don't have to be daunting, boring or stressful. Here are 10 hacks to get you through the drive: 1. Download a gas app: One of the most costly aspects of any road trip, … Continue reading 10 Hacks For the Perfect Road Trip
When I was roughly 8 weeks postpartum I made the decision to get the Paraguard IUD. This was my second child and I had a bad experience with Mirena (another IUD) after having my first baby, but dismissed those problems to the hormones associated with the IUD. Paraguard came highly recommended by several physicians and … Continue reading My Paraguard (IUD) Experience – Why I Cannot Recommend It
Every once in a while I'll come across a cause that really makes me take a step back and evaluate my parenting. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reached out to me and I was quite floored with the information they provided. Women representation in the IT world saw its peak in 1991 at 36% and … Continue reading Gender-Specific Dreams – Are We Setting Girls Up To Succeed in Technology?