Family

My First Baby: How Owning a Dog Prepares You For Parenthood

My First Baby: How Owning a Dog Prepares You For Parenthood

Growing up, I was terrified of dogs.  We never had one, so my only experience was getting chased repeatedly by the aggressive mutt who lived three doors down who either did not own a leash or had mastered the art of slipping his collar.   […]

How to Nourish Your Family Bond and Stay Connected

How to Nourish Your Family Bond and Stay Connected

My family is everything to me.  I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, an absolutely amazing son, and a goofy little three legged dog.  Each night I count my blessings and am so thankful for the love that I am surrounded with.  Hopefully, you are […]

Raising Tiny Humans:  How to Set Your Kids Up for Success for Life

Raising Tiny Humans: How to Set Your Kids Up for Success for Life

Parenthood.  You have officially been granted the largest responsibility of your life.  This is not something to be taken lightly.  Raising kids is hard work!  How you raise your children from birth molds who they will become for the rest of their lives.  Not every day […]

My #1 Piece of Advice For New Moms

My #1 Piece of Advice For New Moms

After nine long months of excited anticipation, the big moment has finally arrived for you to meet your little bundle of joy.  Fortunately, you could not be more prepared.  You have read every book from the New York Times Bestsellers List on pregnancy and parenting.  […]

How to Put a Toddler to Bed in Under 67 Minutes

How to Put a Toddler to Bed in Under 67 Minutes

  Mom life with a toddler; a daily roller coaster of emotions that culminates with the elusive ‘bedtime routine.’  Friends, you know what I’m talking about.  It’s been a long day of love, laughter, chasing kids around, maybe a couple of tears, and momma, you […]

Disconnect to Reconnect: How to Reprioritize Your Life in a Technology Driven World

Disconnect to Reconnect: How to Reprioritize Your Life in a Technology Driven World

Ironically, as I sit here preparing to write this article, my internet is down.  My initial thought was panic.  How will I get any work done without the internet???  Then frustration.  Ugh, now I need to get on the phone with the internet company for […]

At Home Date Night Ideas to Keep Life Fun and Fresh

At Home Date Night Ideas to Keep Life Fun and Fresh

When life gets crazy, what do you miss most about the ‘good old days?’  For me, it’s definitely dedicated date nights with my hubby.  I miss those moments when it’s just me and him; no worries, no blinking phone notifications, and no stresses of daily life interrupting […]

Parents Say the Darndest Things

Parents Say the Darndest Things

It seems that these days, nothing that comes out of a child’s mouth surprises anyone.  Either we have heard it all before or are just so used to the random silly things that kids come up with that we have become desensitized to it all.  […]

Beat the Winter Blahs!  10 Ideas to Make Winter Fun

Beat the Winter Blahs! 10 Ideas to Make Winter Fun

I live up north where there are two seasons:  blazing inferno and the frozen tundra.  Which is also known here as eternal winter.  There is rarely much in between.  Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a real thing here in these parts.  If you have not […]

The Essential Summer Family Bucket List

The Essential Summer Family Bucket List

Ahhhh sweet summertime… everyone’s favorite time of year!  And it is almost here!!!  With just three short months to enjoy the sun, warmth and outdoors, it can be hard to squeeze in everything that summer has to offer.  As I have mentioned before, my living conditions […]