Daddy Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A


Each year around Valentine’s Day our local Chick-fil-A hosts a Daddy Daughter Date Night. This year, Daddy Daughter Date Night had to be postponed due to snow and ice. Sweet T and Hubs put on their finest before they stepped out on the town. She sat still long enough for me to do an upside […]

Messy Moments at Our House

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Kids are a mess. Let me present some evidence: Sweet T circa 2012 The food goes in your mouth, Son. That goes for you too, baby Sweet T. I don’t even remember what happened here Kids will make sure your house is a mess too. I’d love to tell you that things look different here […]

8 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During the Winter

8 ways to keep kids healthy during the winter

Does is seem like your kids are sick every other week this time of year? Are your little germ magnets bring home colds and spreading it to the rest of the family? This was the story of our lives last winter. Sweet T and Gus would come down with a cold or fever, keep it […]

Lego Duplo Playdate with Bricks 4 Kidz

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Sweet T and I enjoyed a Mommy and Me Lego playdate today, and Gus…well, wreaked havoc while we played. Beth from Bricks 4 Kidz offers after-school classes, preschool classes, camps, field trips, scouting activities, and birthday parties all featuring Lego or Duplo blocks. Our MOPS group got together for some preschool fun. Today’s Mommy and […]

Did you do your best today, Mama? Then that’s enough.

Do your best and forget the rest #parenting #motherhood

In this age of Pinterest boards, mommy blogs and social media comparison, the mantra “Do your best and forget the rest” is something young mothers need to be reminded of. Obviously since I’m posting this to my mommy blog I have nothing against them, but many days your personal best as a mom doesn’t involve […]

Why Young Mothers Should Be Exempt from Christmas

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If you’re a mom to small children, here’s why you should cut yourself some slack this year (and the next year and the year after that.)  Everybody else wishes they could since Thanksgiving and Christmas are way too close together this year, but you my friend have valid reasons. Consider the following if you’re having […]

When Did You Become Camera Shy? @Dove Self-Esteem Project

Raising a little girl in this world is tougher than it used to be. Just this week I commented on a friend’s Facebook share about a model who was being targeting as fat for not having “thigh gap.” Ensuring our daughters grow up with a healthy self-image is a challenge modern moms are facing like […]

Practicing Gratitude: Family Activity and Free Printable

Practicing Gratitude Family Activity with Free Printable #thanksgiving

We all know we should practice gratitude year-round, but November seems to be the month most of us actually make a conscious effort to be thankful. Facebook feeds fill with 30 days of gratitude and Pinners are busy creating Thanksgiving trees. As a parent I’m constantly looking for ways to show my children how to […]

Building Families Naturally with #TheStork @TheStork4Women

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Hubs and I were married 7 years before Sweet T came along. After 5 years of preventing pregnancy at all costs we figured conception must be something pretty simple to do, otherwise we wouldn’t have been so vigilant in preventing it! This assumption was reinforced when I became pregnant during my first cycle of “not […]

Our Morning Routine

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Hubs and I are both creatures of habit who seek out routine. Naturally both our children thrive best when a routine is in place and followed, particularly with morning and bedtime activities. Here’s what each morning looks like for the kids: Gus wakes up and immediately wants to eat. You’d better had his sausage patty […]