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...

Fall book favorites

It's Fall! Another turn of the seasons is here along with new fun family activities. We've started another school year, soccer season, and now we are filling our calendar with pumpkin patches and park play dates! I love filling our shelves with a mix of season...

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....

Finding Balance

The last few weeks have been pretty busy between work and other commitments. In preparation for an upcoming vacation, I have been working from home most evenings and a little on the weekends. This is definitely not the norm for me, but considering this is...