how giving up dinner saved my family

I wake up every day at 6. From that moment until well after 8pm, our life is go-goo-go. My husband and I work like a well oil machine in the morning. We know each other’s strengths and use them to our advantage to get out the door with the three kiddos and to work on …

this season’s hottest mom-essory [aka baby wearing]

disclaimer: this post contains some affiliate links, which means if you click and subsequently buy something, I get affiliate income (at no cost to you). Not all the links are affiliate links. Please see our privacy policy for further details.  JK. It’s every season’s hottest accessory. Baby wearing. In addition to the fact that I …

24hr family weekend get-away [with FREE printable]

When we moved south one of our goals was to ‘travel more’ – I know, it’s so vague. What does that mean? If it meant to spend more time in the car, well then, check, goal accomplished. I spend an hour in the car in the morning and afternoon just to get the kids to …

the best Facebook groups and pages for mom

Over the past couple of years, support, for sale/yard sale,for free, and joined interest groups on Facebook have BLOWN UP. Being a new mom, or becoming a mom again is one of the most stressful and exciting times of your life. Joining and participating in these groups is the best advice I could give any …

you’re not alone

Failure. The word I branded myself with this time around. It was my third pregnancy and everything about it was the opposite of the previous two. My most recent pregnancy was difficult to say the least. Obviously, things could have turned out much worse, and I am so relieved and thankful that they did not. …

dear husband…i know the car is a mess

Dear Husband, Yes, I am aware the van is a mess. Nearly every time you get in on the weekend you make a comment about the papers everywhere, or the crumbs embedded in the carpet. It’s not that I haven’t noticed, or even that I don’t care- I do. I care that you take the …

birthday party woes

My oldest is turning 5 this month and all I can say is fuck. I miss the days when we would play hooky and do a fun family activity like a trip to the aquarium or something indoors, because the poor kid was born in January. We’d grab a pizza or something easy on the …

why I am happy I went first

Thanks to social media, I am now able to creep on all the people I went to highschool and college with who I would only see at a reunion. I am able to witness them buy a house, get engaged, get married, have kids, have another kid, move, get divorced – all the things that …