Im a little behind on posting this, but better late than never, right? Iris turned one on the 8th but we had her party a week later. Iris means "rainbow" (hence why the iris is the colored part of the eye) so I thought a rainbow theme would be both cute and personable. There were … Continue reading Over the rainbow
2017 is officially here! Our first day of the year was filled with highs and lows, much like most days around here 😉 The high points of the day: Going to church. We miss a lot during the holiday season due to traveling, so it was great to start the year off worshipping with our … Continue reading Happy New Year!
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
Ive got a PSA for you: Being a mom is hard. You're shocked, I know. It's hard physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. For every one thing I do right, there's a hundred more things I get completely wrong. Long story short: Motherhood is not what I thought it would be. I love being a … Continue reading When Comparison is a Thief of Joy