I love being a stay at home mom… most of the time. Truly, I do love the job I have chosen and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to be with my kids during the day. That being said, it's dang hard. Being a SAHM (or a stay at home parent in… Continue reading 4 Things Stay at Home Moms Must Do ALWAYS
*This post contains affiliate links. We love having a separate playroom/ play area for many reasons. It keeps kids out in a more open area where they are visible (instead of hidden in a bedroom). We like that our son isn't distracted during nap-time or bedtime by having toys in his room. We like having… Continue reading Tips for an Organized Playroom
Ever heard of "mommy guilt"? You've probably felt it, but maybe you haven't heard that it's a THING. I'm so glad that it's a common topic of conversation now, because the struggle is REAL! As moms, we feel such a responsibility to do everything. We want so badly to give our kids the whole world!… Continue reading How to Quit Mommy Guilt
My son has been on an animal kick for the past two months. Sometimes he'll go several days pretending to be the same animal, other times he'll go through four or five animal personas a day. So I decided to whip up some animal headbands to match his pretend play. I got a set of four… Continue reading Quick Animal Costumes
I realize that this is a controversial topic. These are my opinions based on my experience in my field of study, as well as based on my experience as a parent. I believe that we should all strive to gain knowledge through credible sources; then based on that knowledge, make loving decisions for our own… Continue reading Is It Okay To Spank Your Kids?
Earlier this week my husband and I were talking about body image and we each challenged each other to list five things we did not like about our bodies. We had to say the first five things that came to our heads. We both came up with our lists easily. A lot of what we… Continue reading Boys and Body Image
This post series is inspired by the book, First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents by Bonnie Angelo. The book is about 11 mothers of presidents, all of whom lived in the 20th century. While Angelo presents a much more rounded version of the President's mothers, my goal in these posts is to share only the… Continue reading Man-Cub Mamas in History: Martha Young Truman
Let me get something straight right off the bat: I am NOT anti-doctors!!! This is not an OB-bashing post. Also, this post is written under the assumption that births take place in hospitals, whether you choose an OB or a midwife. I only have experience with giving birth in hospitals. Okay, now that that’s… Continue reading OB vs. Midwife: Which Should You Choose?
My son, like many boys, loves cars. He plays with every single one of his cars on a daily basis, and he has about 30. While he has a variety of other toys that he plays with, his cars are the go-to for any occasion. He'll play with them outside, at church, in the… Continue reading The Week We Took Away All The Cars
To get into the spirit of Halloween, today we're sharing some of our favorite reads! This post contains affiliate links- if you'd like to purchase any of the books, click on the pictures. All the dogs makes fun of Oscar and call him a "Weiner dog." Oscar hopes to dress up as something scary for… Continue reading 14 Halloween Books for Kids