Savoring our slow summer


Well, summer seemed to fly by, didn’t it? I’m not sure if it was due to the fact that it started late (the kids were in school until June 18th!) and that I’m now 9 months pregnant and just a couple of weeks away from my due date, but it feels like … Read more

The struggle is real


Hormones, you guys. They can be a real bitch sometimes! OK, mostly all of the time, I think. I feel like mine have been out of control with this pregnancy, and I don’t know how to reign them in. Honestly, I’m just waiting for time to pass and for things to go … Read more

Data & a movie w/ Walmart Family Mobile Plus


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias As a blogger and a busy mom of three (with one more on the way), life can get pretty crazy. My husband has an intense workload and schedule, my kids have school … Read more

Four kids

Random thoughts from Friday night. Yes, it took me 2 1/2 days to proofread & finally hit publish. So tired. So pregnant: I’m sitting here at 5:56pm on a Friday night, pondering life. It’s just me and my 3 kids while my husband is still working (and probably will be for many more … Read more

5 tips for a happy baby

The parents have spoken and Gerber® listened! That’s right- a pretty significant amount of parents have let Gerber® know that they want their formula to be made without the use of genetically engineered ingredients. To go along with the release of the new Non-GMO Gerber® Good Start® Infant Formula line, I’ve teamed up with Gerber® to share my tips … Read more

Holiday baking traditions {+ a giveaway from Betty Crocker}


The holidays are probably my favorite time of year, and for so many different reasons. It’s not even about getting presents anymore like it was when I was a kid- it’s about doing things for the people I love, and it’s about family traditions that get you in the holiday spirit. Sure, … Read more

Feeling powerless {no, seriously}

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It’s 10pm on a Wednesday night, and I’m on the couch in the living room of the house I grew up in, watching my 2 oldest kids poke and kick at each other on a lumpy futon mattress. Harper is in the only spare bedroom, so the kids and I are hunkered … Read more

Getting your laugh back


Let’s all be adults here: urinary incontinence is no laughing matter. If you’re a mom of even 1 child, chances are you know what I’m talking about. That embarrassing feeling that you’re going to pee your pants every time you erupt into a fit of giggles. Or maybe you’re familiar with the … Read more