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 […]

Parenting: Looking Forward, Yet Sad to Move On

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Disclosure: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. Let me tell you the story of the first time I changed a diaper. I was 29, looking at my new baby, and thinking wow, I have no idea […]

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Boys

What could you buy your son for Valentine's Day?

I love my boys. On Valentine’s Day, the day I am allowed to profess my love with only minor groans from their sweet little bodies. However, moms of boys can probably relate to how difficult it is to find “love-themed” gifts for boys. We don’t do candy, so I am always looking for inexpensive trinkets […]

Repurpose These 10 Girly Dollar Store Items to Entertain Boys

Dollar Store toys

Lately I have heard a lot of complaining on Facebook about difficulty finding inexpensive items that are appropriate for boys’ parties. Sometimes those items are right in front of you, but you need a little creativity (and gentle encouragement) to take them from girl-tastic to totally boy-approved. 1. Nail Polish Nail polish isn’t just for […]

3 Surprising Things Skylanders Trap Team Has Taught My Kids

Skylanders Play

Since receiving Skylanders for the holidays, the boys have been obsessed. This is their first real video game, and we carefully moderate play (no more than a half hour every day or two), but I have been pleasantly surprised the “side effects” of their game play. 1. My Boys Work as a Team Skylanders Trap Team requires […]