Give Experiences, Not Things

Take a walk through your home pondering this question: “If my house were on fire, what would be the one thing I would grab on my way out?” Your first thought might be a family member or a pet, but let’s say they are already out of the house and safe. What would be the…… Continue reading Give Experiences, Not Things

Self-Care: Hitting the Reset Button

Some days I just need to hit the reset button. Being a stay-at-home parent is not a walk in the park, as some might believe. The day to day tasks that we complete¬† and are required to take care of may seem mundane but they take a toll. And because of this, we need to…… Continue reading Self-Care: Hitting the Reset Button

Marriage After Children

Parenthood is one of those things that could either make or break a marriage. You hear all the time that the two biggest reasons for divorce are children and finances – usually because you find your thoughts or feelings on one of these are too different. And, unfortunately, I don’t know too many couples who…… Continue reading Marriage After Children

Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

It’s amazing how much more difficult it is to have a second baby. It’s easy to think you know what to expect because you’ve done it before, but it is so much more than you can even imagine – or at least than I imagined. I knew before having Little Squish that things would change…… Continue reading Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

Preparing for the Big Move

Moving to a new home is never a picnic. And let me tell you, moving while pregnant is even worse. We moved when I was seven months pregnant with Sweet Girl, luckily just about a mile away. I hated being relegated to director, because I have always been one of the heavy lifters. And this…… Continue reading Preparing for the Big Move

Ups and Downs of Life & Pregnancy

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted. This pregnancy has been so completely different from my first and has certainly been keeping me on my toes. Add to that our current financial/job/living situation and I’m holding on by… well, not much. BJ was laid off at the beginning of the month…… Continue reading Ups and Downs of Life & Pregnancy

Post-Holiday Refresh

This is the first time I’ve ever hosted a holiday dinner and man, it was exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, I loved having everyone here, but putting together the dinner, and entertaining family just wore me out. Having said that, I had so much fun putting together a full thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, mac’n’cheese,…… Continue reading Post-Holiday Refresh

What Happened To Parenting?

Stories are popping up all over the place about parents using drugs around their children, overdosing in the car with kids in the backseat, and I read one story about parents shooting their kids (ages 5, 2, and 9 months) up with heroin, calling it “feel good medicine”. All I can think is, what is…… Continue reading What Happened To Parenting?

How Polite and Accepting Are You?

Being polite and generally accepting can be difficult. We hold our own values and ideals close to the heart and it’s hard sometimes to accept that other people don’t believe in the same things. I, myself, sometimes struggle to accept someone else when they have values that differ widely from my own. Growing up I…… Continue reading How Polite and Accepting Are You?

Growing Older

When you’re little you see adults as indestructible. They can do anything, fix anything, and help you to do anything. When you’re 6¬†you want to be 16 because they can drive a car and that’s totally awesome. When you’re 13 you want to be 18 because they can finally leave the house. When you’re 18…… Continue reading Growing Older