2016 has come to a close, and as I reflect back on the past year I can't help but think of how 2016 served as the launching pad of my doula business. I feel like I've learned so much, and I'm so excited to see what 2017 will bring. But I wouldn't have been able … Continue reading A Thank You Letter to My Clients
If you're like me, you probably struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies. My kids eat fruit all day long, but they tend to scream in horror at the sight of most vegetables on their plate (especially my son). I knew the only way I would be able to get my kids to … Continue reading Mike Wazowski Muffins (Kid-Approved Spinach Muffins)
* This post is meant to be humorous and good-natured. I would not take offense to any of these phrases, and I'm sure I myself have been guilty of them as well at times. 1. You look tired. Ok, it may be true, but does it really need to be said? That's like going up … Continue reading 5 Things NOT To Say To a SAHM
Here are 5 things every mom wants to hear: 1. You look great! You really can never go wrong with a compliment. Bonus points if you can find something specific to compliment: "Those yoga pants look so stylish and comfortable!" "I just love your hair! Messy buns are so in style." 2. You've been blessed … Continue reading 5 Things To Say To a SAHM
Have you ever wondered what it's like to have 3 kids? Or wondered if you could handle adding a third child to your family? Two children is societally acceptable, and four means you have officially crossed into large family territory, but three? Well, with three you're basically straddling the fence. Now the question on everyone's … Continue reading 6 Ways Life Changes After Three Kids
Yesterday we came home after a 3 day weekend visiting out-of-town relatives, and tomorrow we head out again to spend 5 days celebrating Christmas with our families. Needless to say, it's been hectic! I managed to get all the laundry done and the suitcases re-packed, so that's good. We made cookies today. If you're ever … Continue reading Is It Bedtime Yet?
We had our first big snowfall here in NE Ohio today. We also had 2 extra kids in our group. I knew I needed a way for 4 kids under 5 to get some energy out, so we decided to play in the snow (we left Iris inside napping 😉). Holy cow have you ever … Continue reading Cold weather and hot tempers
Happy December! I have always loved this time of year. It's always seemed so magical and festive. But now that I'm a mother it also seems so stressful and complicated. I want to give my kids the perfect Christmas. I want to share both old and new traditions with them, all while making sure they … Continue reading Embracing Christmas