sick kids

10 things that help get through sickness

Now that cold and flu season is in full effect, add in school/daycare germs, we are having to deal with all the 'fun' that comes along with every virus or bacteria sickness my kids catch. Over the last 12 years of parenting I've developed a...

Halloween Countdown Mystery Bags

One of the things I’ve lamented as a working mom is that I don’t feel like I’m able to do fun holiday crafts and activities with my kids. By mid-September my Pinterest feed fills with pumpkins made on paper plates, string cheese ghosts, and spooky...

Fall Family Bucket List

Fall Family Bucket List Can you believe it’s already September? While it may still technically be summer, it’s starting to feel more like fall here in Indiana. I don’t mind it one bit because fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it:...

The ups and downs as summer ends

Summer vacation is officially done! The kids are back in school and I am enjoying the peacefulness of school days. Having 3 kids at home for three months straight was tough this summer. All 3 kids are so different from each other, each needing a different...

In the middle of the ashes – we will rise

We are in one of those times where it’s pouring – we’re taking hit after hit, one thing after another, being pummeled by financial and emotional stress. My brain is running in circles, and I’m trying very hard to make sure those circles don’t turn into...

Who runs the world?

Prayers for My Girls I may not agree with ALL of the lyrics in Ms. Beyoncé’s anthem; however, it is indeed a remarkable and powerful thing to be a woman. Some think being female makes us weak by default when, in fact, it is just the opposite....

How to Cure Working Mom Guilt

Working mom guilt. It’s real and it sucks. I have a MAJOR case of working mom guilt. I love my job as a teacher, but it is a job that demands a lot of my time and energy. I also have two perfect little humans at...

“Daddy Day Care” is Bullsh*t

Not too long ago, I was at a baby shower for a friend from work, and she asked what advice I could give her as a new mom. Of course, I began spewing stories about my pregnancies, breastfeeding, and how my kids slept as newborns....