It dawned on me recently that the drive home from school and subsequent hour after were getting grumpier. I’d read all sorts of advice on getting teenagers to talk about their day, but I have a 1st grader. I thought I had a solid 6-7 years more before I had to worry about this?! He’d […]
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Four years ago, our oldest daughter was born 7 weeks prematurely and spent 17 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before we were able to take her home. At the time, it was easily the hardest thing my husband and I had ever gone through. Nothing prepares you for a premature birth and […]
When I tell people that I don’t drink, and that I have never had a taste (or sip, or drop!) of alcohol in my entire life, it’s usually followed by a “you’re kidding, RIGHT?!” or “How do you survive?” I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was raised Mormon, or a member […]
We all do it. We scroll through social media and see a mom in the perfect matching outfit with her toddler or a mom putting the finishing touches on a three-tier birthday cake. We see the mom doing a fun, educational game with her child or just being spontaneous and living in the moment. You […]
This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions expressed about the product are 100% my own.As a former teacher, and now mom of two toddlers, I know how well kids of all ages respond to positive reinforcement. However, even with the best of intentions, most of the positive reward systems we have set up […]
From the outside, I had the perfect love filled family growing up: Mom and Dad were happy together, we had a nice house, I had a sister, dogs, and tons of support around me. For these things I will always be thankful. Once I became a mom- I realized that what I experienced growing up […]
I think a lot of us can relate to this one!
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I recently had to classify what kind of mom I am. Was I a crunchy or a helicopter mom? Am I a hands on or totally laid back mama? Basically I had to put a name on my particular parenting style. So after a lot of consideration* I decided to label myself as a “good […]
Thank you to our partners at JCPenney for these family photos. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. Taking family photos can be really stressful. Picking out coordinating outfits, choosing an affordable photographer and convincing toddlers to cooperate are just a few of the stressful details you have to think about. However, if all of […]
When my children were little, I remember wishing I had a MOMMY MENTOR. I was familiar with mentoring from the business world. That is, when a successful business person takes under their wing a junior business person and guides them through the choices and situations they face, to become the best business person they can […]
I just love birthday traditions. There is something so special about celebrating the same way year after year. One of our family’s favorite traditions is creating a birthday slideshow. Every year I compile pictures and videos to create a slideshow of the past year. We have so much fun watching these every year and […]