Social Media Pressure Led to My “Nuggetvention”

Food for your next party

I have a confession to make – I am one of those moms who has a deep desire to make every party Pinterest-worthy. It’s such a problem that after having two boys born in March, my first thought upon trying for #3 was that I needed to time the delivery so that the baby did […]

Sound the Sirens: Firehouse Party

firehouse activities and decor for a party.

Several years ago we hosted a fire truck party for my oldest, then 3 years old. The fire truck came to the house and we played all types of fire truck games and ate fire truck themed food. Luckily for my middle son, my party planning (and photography) skills have come a long way. So, when we […]

What’s In Your Easter Basket? #USALove

USALove March

Easter used to mean running downstairs to find a basket of sweets and small toys waiting for me on the kitchen table. As a parent, Easter morning is a bit different than those mornings I remember. In particular, I am more conscious of what my children are eating and where those products are made. We do […]

Encouraging Reading Comprehension in Early Readers

boy reading frozen book

My oldest is learning to read … and, while he is doing a good job, we are still rough at points. One of the hardest things about working with beginning readers is that so much of their attention goes toward decoding… P-UUUUUUUUUUP. PUP. PUP in a CUUUUUUUUUUUP. CUP. PUP in a CUP. If you find […]

How to Survive a Home Renovation with Kids

Home Reno Tips

At first it seems romantic. Sure, you know your schedule will be disrupted for a while, but the disruption will result in a shiny, new space for your family to spend time. Fast forward two and a half months to the reality. You have 4 family members sleeping in a full bed because walls are […]

Help Your Child Forge His Own Path in Life


Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming and a streaming device as part of my membership on the Netflix Stream Team.  All opinions expressed within this post are my own. #StreamTeam I think most parents will agree that they want more for their kids than they had themselves. Even when we have done well in life, we hope […]

Dear Working Mom, They Say it Gets Easier


Dear Working Mom, Yes, you. I see you because I am you. I straddle motherhood and work life with a rocky balance. I am holding it all together most of the time. Except when I’m not. Can’t stop. Won’t stop. Eating. 3 boys and I need a bigger warehouse than COSTCO. #boymom #dinner #family #mom A […]