DIY Date Night

DIY Date Night | when an oil change turns into quality time together

Busy parents can struggle to find time to get away for a date night, which can often lead to a lack of quality time together. And in order to stay connected in a marriage relationship, quality time together is necessary! My husband and I have found a solution for our… Read More »

Hydration for Pregnant Moms

Hydration for Pregnant Moms

Ever since getting pregnant with baby number four, my normal water intake has been going down, and I’ve been struggling to stay hydrated and keep my electrolytes balanced. It’s caused me to feel constantly exhausted, nauseous, and generally awful – not morning sickness awful, just all day blah. I couldn’t… Read More »

How to Have a Clean Car with Kids

How to Have a Clean Car [with Kids]

I’ve heard about (and seen) no shortage of minivans, SUVs, and sedans with all sorts of crumbs, dust, fingerprints, and food residue from traveling with kids. It seems almost impossible to get into a clean vehicle if kids have been in it anytime in the past month. But I’m hear… Read More »

How to Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Family Affair

How to Make Healthy Eating and Exercise a Family Affair

Have you ever noticed that it’s much easier to stick to a diet or exercise plan if you have someone in the trenches with you? Have you ever been the person eating carrot sticks and celery while watching someone else eats fat-drenched carbs with sugar on top? Why not make… Read More »

Superhero Snack Kit

Superhero Snack Kit | tutorial

Our back-to-school routines are in full swing, and we are starting to add in our extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities mean on-the-go snacking at our house (whether it’s Saturday morning soccer or after school piano lessons, my children often need an extra boost of energy to be at their best), so I’ve… Read More »

How to Simplify Life with Kids: Rhythms, Routines, and Schedules

How to Simplify Life with Kids: Rhythms, Routines, and Schedules

With the big kids headed off to school for the first time ever this fall, Chris (my 2.5yo “toddler tornado”) is suddenly an only child. It’s a transition that has shocked both of us with its level of intensity and difficulty. Suddenly my ability to work from home has been… Read More »

On-the-Go Snacking

How to Make a #SnackAndGo Box

At least once a week, I meet my kids at the bus stop and whisk them off to an extracurricular activity. This means that they don’t have a chance to stop at home for an after-school snack, so I decided to make a #SnackAndGo box to keep in the van:… Read More »

Before the Bus | morning routine with free printable

Before the Bus | morning routine with free printable

With the kids heading back to school next week, we are finding ourselves in need of a new morning routine. From getting enough #FuelForSchool to making sure the basics (like hygiene) are covered, our mornings have the potential to be rushed and hectic, so we’re planning ahead to make our… Read More »

Unwind with Color | An Adult Coloring Book

Unwind with Color | an adult coloring book

Have you jumped on the adult coloring book craze yet? I’m a huge fan of it, and I’ve been collecting coloring books to unwind with at the end of a long day of parenting – or sometimes just to help my brain take a break in the middle of a… Read More »