4 Things I Learned When My Son’s School Went Into a Lockdown

  When I read the words that my son’s elementary school was on lockdown my heart started beating both faster and slower in the same moment. As I picked up my phone to call my husband, I received the automated alert from the school. Three schools in the area where taking the safety of their …

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 …

dads do work

My husband is a team player in every sense. He sees this adventure of raising a family for what it is; a partnership. We both work full time out of the house in addition to our responsibilities at home. We both contribute to this family in every way, except one (and it’s not his fault). …

The 5 stages of co-sleeping [as written by an over-tired parent]

You know all those ideals of what type of parent you’ll be before you have kids- like no electronics, no TV for the baby, no co-sleeping, etc.? That last one, co-sleeping, let’s talk about that. Ha. HAHAHA HAHAHAHHAHAHA Pre baby Katie, you were so naive. Don’t get me wrong, we tried it. The first time …

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 …

working moms guide to pumping

This post is not sponsored, but does contain affiliate links. Please head to our privacy policy to read all about them! In 2012 when our oldest was born in addition to becoming a parent for the first time, I started a journey that honestly before he was born I never had any interest in- breastfeeding/pumping. …