Why you should get outside in the morning

Have you noticed that on the days you don’t go to work or get out of the house in the morning, you feel groggy for the rest of the day? I know I do. I have more energy on the days that I have to get up early for work than I do on the…

A survival guide for stay-at-home moms

From the moment we wake up, to the moment we close our eyes, and any moment in between, we are working. But yet, people think being a stay-at-home mom is an easy job, and IT’S NOT.  We are expected to keep the house spotless, make three home-cooked meals a day, only provide healthy snacks, AND…

How to Get Your Kids to Enjoy Eating Vegetables

Just imagine giving your children a big bowl of greens and having them smile at you with their sweet little face and then say, “YUMMY! I love you so much mom!” Then they laugh at your bad jokes and do all the dishes so you can sit back and relax. Lets just laugh at that…

Show your daughter confidence

Your daughter is watching you. Your every move. She sees when you look in the mirror and poke at the extra squish you have. She sees when you change your clothes several times and hears you sigh at each outfit. She sees you step on the scale every day. We need to love our bodies…

7 toddler crafts for every day of the week

Are you running out of ideas to do with your crazy toddler all week? I know I am, so I turned to my life saver, Pinterest, and decided to do a new craft every day for a week. Most of the supplies needed you probably have laying around your house or could get inexpensively. So…

A letter to the love of my life

Thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and changing everything I ever knew. What I thought love was doesn’t compare to what I know it is now.  Love is showing small acts of kindness, compassion and appreciation. Love is always trying to communicate, and being patient when you know the other person struggles…

Things long-term happy couples say to each other

Have you ever wondered what these couples are doing so differently to keep their relationships happy and successful? If you asked several happy long-term couples what their secret was, they would say there actually wasn’t a secret at all and that communication is the key for success. But we aren’t talking about those long meaningful…

6 ways to banish your bad mood

So you woke up in a funk…again. When you’re in this funk do you find yourself struggling to just get out of it?  We’ve all been there, and it’s okay, you can escape its grasp. Easier said than done, right?  But it’s actually easier than you think. So stop feeling sorry for yourself and change. …

An apology to my first born

My dear firstborn, I often remember the days when it was just you and me for so long. The cuddles, the conversations, and the laughter filled my heart to the rim. You were my first real love.  And then I gave you a sibling and flipped your world around. I flipped your world completely around…

Here I am.

As I’m breastfeeding for the second year in a row (different kid. Yes, two under two) I’m yelling to my two oldest children to stop running up and down the hall screaming like a tribe of goats. Do they listen? No. But boy are they laughing, and that laughter rattles my soul, but it takes…