I’m not so shy about discussing my hatred for meal planning. I hated it enough that I went ahead and figured out how to make a meal plan that was so seamless and easy that I barely even have to think about it (except for about twenty to thirty minutes at the beginning of the month). But, even with all this help, and all this excitement over finding new recipes I also need a break from thinking about what is for dinner sometimes. Enter Blue Apron for an easy to use meal planning tool.Read More
You can TOTALLY have a couple glasses of wine with your hubby after the kids have gone to bed and realize that you also need ice cream and pirates booty (and diapers) and still get them delivered within two hours without having to drive anywhere….Just let that sink in.Read More
I am in the mid-life in-between where things are happening with our kids, and things are also happening with our parents, and we’re stuck straddling the two trying to manage the drastic swings in emotions and also be good parents and good children and good husbands and good wives to each other.Read More
If you're not religious, it may feel like you've opened the door to a room that's filled with a bunch of questions and minimal answers. How do you begin to explain the concept of death to a young child? Fear not. You can talk to your child about death and not need to lean on religion in any way.Read More
When I decided to turn this little hobby blog into more of a real thing, I had no idea how much work was involved in writing, promoting, and maintain the blog. So it's no wonder that in the three short months of going full speed as a mom blogger, I would hit a wall. If you’re reading this and have found yourself in a writer’s funk as well, here’s a few ways I’ve been able to dig myself out it and get back to doing what I love.Read More
Since I'm always on the lookout for ways to make my life feel less crazy and chaotic, I’ve figured out a way to find peace even if the rest of the house is insane: by making a space that’s just for me that is also free from clutter.Read More
Being a mom is beautiful. It is. But since my first little man was born, I've been living a new life and a new way of thinking. Long heavy thoughts about all of the things that I have to think about now, worry about, obsess about, concern myself with — that I didn’t have to think about before.
If you're a new mom odds are you're feeling a bit anxious about exposing your sweet baby's newborn skin to all those damaging UV rays. It's essential that your baby wear a hat, and it's pretty easy to encourage them to do this.
Watches are significant in that they are both practical; they tell you the time and can be a perfect excuse for men to wear jewelry (if they need a reason). As the wife of a watch lover I’ve had a front seat to hours of stories about watches and have become a bit of an aficionado myself. Here’s a little primer to help you shop for a watch for a Father’s Day gift.
Whether you have six weeks, six months, or six years, returning to work can be both exciting and nerve-racking and filled with quite a bit of, “what abouts” that may plague you as you sift through your plan to return to the working world.Read More
It’s no secret that having kids means acquiring a ton of crap. Whether it’s toys, coloring books, playhouses or play kitchens shit seems to multiply into every corner of everything we own including the diaper bag and our cars.Read More
Staying on top of your laundry mountain can feel overwhelming. With these simple hacks you can feel less like a hot mess and more like a boss mom. Get organized (or not) but either way hack your laundry with these 21 tips.
It’s been nearly four years, but only now I realize: No one told me anything about formula the entire time I was pregnant. No one even told me how long it would take for my milk to come in or what it would feel like when it did so I had no idea if it had.
No one told me any of the dangers of things like starving your child if your milk didn’t come in (which is ultimately what was happening). I did, however, feel overwhelming guilt about “giving in.”Read More
Uh Oh. You just read this headline and realized that Mother's Day is like...next week? Because it is. It totally is. And if you're reading this, then odds are solid you haven't bought a gift yet. Or even thought about a gift yet. Lucky you, I've got you covered.Read More
And because I’ve had three years of various daycare illnesses rage through our house, almost always unexpectedly, I’ve become an accidental pro at dealing with a sick kiddo and that working mom life. Here’s how I tend to handle it:Read More
Luckily, so far, we’ve been able to encourage a bit of foodie experimentalism with our toddlers. Some of this is just because we’re stubborn AF when it comes to food, and we like what we like, and we want what we want. But a lot of it is through sheer perseverance and a commitment to wanting to raise the kind of kids who could eventually, have dinner at a friend’s house and be willing to try a new, potentially very unusual meal without complaint.Read More
Being a working mom is a great balancing act that requires planning, organization, and follow through. Or not. Because the truth is as a working mom with young kids, odds are you’re just surviving as best as you can on as little sleep as you can muster and eating the food scraps of your toddler’s chicken nugget dinner. It’s time to simplify your working mom life though.Read More
A spinning or cycle class is a form of high-intensity exercise that takes place on a stationary bike in a dark room. This is all paired with loud music, a high energy instructor, and in some cases, a leaderboard that tracks your speed, rotations per minute (RPMs), or your watts of energy expended in a ride.Read More
Figuring out what you really need to get your infant or toddler started at daycare may seem so obvious, but when you're a new mom faced with this challenge, coupled with the stress of going back to work, sometimes it can feel overwhelming.
This post is about my experience with natural, unmedicated childbirth. I’m not fucking around in this. If you’re at all squeamish about things like vaginas or blood or poop or anything that might make you clutch your pearls and look at me sideways if we run into each other at Target then move along. This post isn’t for you. Particularly if you’re a dude who hasn’t experienced childbirth yet.Read More