Snacks Packed With Love

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LunchesWithLove #PackedWithLove #CollectiveBias This is my first year with both of my children in full-time school. It’s a big year for me and…

To the Mom Who Doesn’t Feel Good Enough

If you feel like you are failing as a mom, that you could do better, that you are not a good enough mom, that your kids deserve better, that so-and-so is such a better mom than you are, well, in…

Maximizing Laundry with LG’s TwinWash

  My family size is a pretty average size: mom, dad, daughter, and son. My children are in elementary school and have a minimum amount of things going on in their lives. They are quite clean children and usually don’t…

6 Simple Ways to Spend Quality Time with the Kids

Children grow up so quickly. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true. Often, in between the hectic schedule of our jobs, school, chores and everything else, we can miss out on really being with our children as…

5 Ways to Create Holiday Memories + Giveaway

  The holidays are such a great time of year to spend time with family. Growing up we had a couple of traditions surrounding Christmas but as I am an only child and maybe traditions weren’t as important to my…

A Frozen Dinner

Okay. We plan dinners out for the week on Sundays so I during our busy week, I know what to make for dinner so I don’t have to spend so much time on Pinterest searching for dinner. I go out…

Idealized Realities

By Gary E. Stevenson: As you scroll through your news feed online, you might feel somewhat discouraged at times when you see images that portray an idealized reality of those you follow on social media. This may lead to debilitating comparisons.…

Disney Pley Box: Activities for Kids + Giveaway

Order your Disney Princess Pley box for your kids! Each mystery box tells a story and includes 4-6 Princess figurines, accessories & goodies to keep. Ages: 4-9.   Pley is a monthly activity box that surprises, delights and educates. It makes kids…

5 Best Features of the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy GS8 Camera + Photos of Kids Every Mom Should Have

  Recently I acquired the Samsung Galaxy GS8 at Walmart (available online only). It was by far the best purchase I have made all year. Although my husband loves technology for its technology, I love technology, and more specifically smart…

The Heartbreak of Being Foster Care Parents

My family and I have happened upon an interesting situation dealing with foster care. Foster care is not something we ever thought we would do. It just never felt right for us so we never worried about it. We watched…

Getting Baby on a Routine & Sleeping Through the Night

  I’m not sure if I’ve just been extremely lucky or if getting baby to sleep through the night because of a routine has worked, but either way, having baby on a routine is good for mama and good for…

The Power of Addiction & The Effect on Families

Addiction is something I have always been afraid of because the power of addiction can be so strong. I live a pretty strict life, one in which I don’t drink alcohol, don’t smoke, and basically try to keep my body…

A Day in the Life of a Busy Mom

  As moms, our lives get busy. Thinking back 10 years ago before kids, I thought that life as a mom was going to be amazingly romantic, like seen on some romanticized movie about motherhood. I imagined long walks on…

Letting Kids Be Kids

  Before kids, my house was always clean. We owned a robot vacuum so it would vacuum our house daily while we were at work. Dishes were always done. Laundry was always cleaned and put away immediately. There were rarely…

Raising A Hearing Child

This article was originally posted on Mommy Gone Tropical. It is a great insight to raising a child you didn’t expect to have. Inspirational and touching, this is a great read. Thank you to Elizabeth for allowing us to share…