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...

Perks of Being a Young Parent

While I definitely understand the stigma that surrounds being a young parent, I find it absurd that others judge it when they’ve never lived it. When my parents and Sam’s parents found out we were pregnant, I knew why they felt sadness. It’s hard making a...

A Happy You Makes a Happy Child

Do you ever just find yourself in a slump? There are so many activities that you love doing, and still do, but you’re feeling too guilty to do them? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. Slumped. I love writing, I love sharing my thoughts and advice with...

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...

Summer Bucket List

With the official start to summer fast approaching our family is gearing up for some summer fun. This time last year, we were new parents and still learning the ropes of balancing life with a newborn. With baby boy being only a few months old...

Baby Sleep Tips

Sleepytime Struggle You’ve given baby a soapy bath, changed her into soft pajamas, read her a bedtime story, even fed her sweet, warm milk. Soon enough, she’s falling asleep in your arms. “Perfect,” you think, as you lay her down gently in her crib. Tip-toeing out, you gently...

Secrets I’ll Keep From My Daughter

There are some things I will never tell my daughter. She just turned seven months old and I find new things to love about her every single day. She’s got eyes as bright and blue as the western sky and a smile that lights up the room....