It seems like overnight our family moved into this new stage. All of a sudden, our formerly rear-facing kiddos are facing the front and our oldest is even able to use a booster seat! How did that happen?! They grow up so fast, and it's hard to keep … Continue Reading
“Uggghhhhhhhh! I’ve got it! Just…one…more…bag! AGH! Don’t shut that door, here I come!” THUD Who hasn’t done their best bodybuilder impression after returning from the grocery store with 40 bags to get inside?
Everyone wants to do it in one … Continue Reading
Fall is here, and although the days are shorter in terms of daylight, it sure doesn't feel like it! Our lives feel busier than ever, with school, work, and all the extras. But our family (and many others) put eating dinner together as a priority, so … Continue Reading
Ladies, mamas, sometimes we gotta treat ourselves! And while candy and manicures are lovely, they don't last. Why not give yourself a treat that will stick around and make you feel great about yourself?
I was given the opportunity to pick an item … Continue Reading
Goodreads is taunting me. Every time I log on to update my current books I'm reading, it tells me how behind I am on my goal of reading 100 books in 2013. I'm at 42 of 100 right now, so I'm a mere 22 books behind schedule. Oops.
Anyway, since a … Continue Reading
One of my favorite things to do with my boys is snuggle together in bed and read a good book. Whether it's a favorite board book with mostly pictures or a longer chapter book, reading together is something we love to do, especially my oldest, Miles, … Continue Reading
Ready or not, here it comes! Within a few days or weeks, kids everywhere will be back in school, if they aren't already! We've been back in the classroom here in central Kentucky for over two weeks now, and with two kids in a new school, we have a … Continue Reading
Shopping for and choosing snacks that meet my Mom Criteria can be tough. Not only do the snacks I pick for my family need to taste delicious, I also look for healthier options and items that we can all enjoy. The snacks I choose again and again are … Continue Reading
Tonight is Back To School Eve at our house!
Yes, we do start school a lot earlier around here than most school districts, which means if you live in one of those later-starting areas, this post should serve as my warning or reminder to you -- … Continue Reading
This is me, last month:
This is me, 7 years ago after reaching my Lifetime goal with Weight Watchers:
This is me now, eating crow and crawling back to Weight Watchers.
Losing 56 lbs. on Weight Watchers was the healthiest I've ever been and I … Continue Reading
I am so excited to tell you about the AppCrayon by DanoToys! My almost-5 year old had so much trouble learning to hold his crayon and pencil correctly when he started preschool last year. It was a battle that waged all year, but I am happy to report … Continue Reading
Summertime can be a whirlwind of coming and going at your home -- vacations, quick trips to the park, a walk around the block. All of these ins and outs can sometimes leave you home vulnerable to break-ins and other security threats. There are simple … Continue Reading
Isn't it funny to think about how quickly technology changed and made standard TVs obsolete? You can't even buy an older version TV (You know, those huge ones that weighed a ton and took up half a room) anywhere except Goodwill! Less than 10 years … Continue Reading
I love my beautiful hardwood floors in our house, but having kids and pets makes taking care of our floors an extra job. We've lived in this house for almost three years now, and it has been a neverending cycle of sweeping, cleaning, polishing, and … Continue Reading
As moms, we spend nearly every waking (and sometimes sleeping!) moment meeting everyone else's needs: When does the baby need to be fed next? Does my toddler have clean clothes to wear tomorrow? Does my school-aged child have the field trip … Continue Reading
As promised, here's your daily giveaway in my week full of giveaways! Today's is a quick post because I'm not doing an all-out review of this product. I've loved and used it, but it's not a sponsored post, just something I've picked up at some kind … Continue Reading
Ohhhhh, Palmolive Soft Touch with Aloe, where have you been all my life?
For this girl with dry skin, Palmolive's new line of dishwashing liquids is an absolute Godsend. Whether your skin problems are a minor irritant for you or something that … Continue Reading
Bringing the virtual app world into the physical world is a super fun way to get your kids engaged in technology and play! Scanimalz are collectible, plush toys that do just that -- taking virtual play offline!
In many adorable styles and colors, … Continue Reading
I have a lot I want to share with you, but then there's this:
And the fact that my pain meds make me sooooooo very sleepy.
I'm back at work, have been since Monday (4 days post-surgery), which I probably shouldn't be, but I am. So when I get … Continue Reading