This year marks my second year of homeschooling.  I have one first-grade boy, one kindergarten girl, and one crazy two-year-old who likes to take off with school supplies at random. Crazy toddler man gets shipped off to a Parent's...
  Back in 2011, I was pregnant for the first time with our son Noah. Throughout pregnancy, I was constantly made aware of all the changes my body was going through to grow an entire person. There were plenty of...
As the mom of a toddler, I know they have a lot of *ahem* challenges. Toddlers can be strong-willed, defiant, and unreasonable. They are known to throw themselves down in the middle of the toy aisle at Target and lose...
  It's important to be in pictures with your kids but let's face it: For some of us Dad can't take the pictures. Whether he's not around, not interested, or even simply just not photo savvy, there's another option: Mommy...
  I know I’m not saying anything profound if I say parenting is hard, but it’s true. Whether you stay home or work outside of the home, the days can be long and tiring. I’m a fan of finding whatever...
This year I will have a 1st grader and I feel way more prepared for what the school year will hold than I did as a first time elementary school parent of a kindergartener. The previous school year was...
One day I was enjoying shopping by myself.  No kids whining for more…no little hands reaching out of the cart to snag something else, no arguing about how this and that wasn’t on our list.  It was heavenly! I didn’t...
My son and I both like to sleep in, Monday’s are especially hard for us to get up and get going, and to get out the door to daycare and work. When we arrive at daycare he is usually...
New moms are bombarded with products that they’re told that they absolutely need to have for the arrival of their new baby. Many of these items are necessary and helpful but the cost starts to add up fast! Here...
Hanging artwork in our home has made me love it even more for what it gives our home - depth, satisfying colors, new sights to look at, and most importantly the feeling of love. Artwork can certainly be expensive to...
Let’s talk about postpartum depression & anxiety...  Let me just start off by stating that if you are currently experiencing either of these, or have in the past, you are not alone. In fact the Illinois Department of Health states that...
Breastfeeding my children has always been the choice I wanted to make, I felt strongly about it and would not accept anything else. Then I struggled with my first born. I ended up stopping at 4 months and felt...

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