Mommy Reality Challenge: Food Foto Face

As always, it’s been a busy week. But I’m squeezing in some time to write a post for this week’s Mommy Reality Challenge!I missed last week’s challenge, which was Life Hacks, and I actually had a great one to share! I’m bummed that I forgot to write a post for it, but I may still write about it eventually… So stay tuned for that!If you haven’t been following my posts for the Mommy Reality Challenge, you can check them out by clicking the following links: Mommy’s Meals Moment of Trouble The Laundry Room The Essence of Summer Guilty Pleasure The ā€¦ Continue reading

Build Your Own Village

Have you seen this article titled “I Miss the Village” published on The Huffington Post pop up in your social media feeds lately? It seemed like an article I would try to avoid, but again, the frequency of seeing it lead me to read it. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here to read the article before you go on, otherwise this post probably won’t make much sense to you. I know Iā€™m in a very small minority with my thoughts, but I’m not entirely sold on this article. And this is coming from me, who needs a ā€¦ Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Guilty Pleasure

It’s time for another Mommy Reality Challenge post! Yay! šŸ™‚ Not familiar with it?  Well, it’s a fun challenge to capture Mommy Realties hosted by A Lavender Life, JENerally Informed, and Leapfrog and Lipgloss.  Each week, moms are given a specific topic to share a snapshot of the REAL deal.   I’ve been participating in it for a while now. You can see my previous posts by clicking the following links: Mommy’s Meals Moment of Trouble The Laundry Room The Essence of Summer Unfortunately, sometimes it just completely slips my mind.  Or I just never get around to snapping a pic for that ā€¦ Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Moment of Trouble

*Post contains affiliate links.  Read full disclaimer here. I’m assuming we’ve all had those moments.  You know, the ones where we are so caught off guard by finding our kids getting into some serious mischief, that we can’t even find the words to tell them to “Stop!”  The only thing we can do is just stutter a little bit, sigh and shake our heads, and then whip out our camera to take a picture of the ridiculousness… And that is what this weeks Mommy Reality Challenge, a “Moment of Trouble,” is all about! The moms from A Lavender Life, Jenerally ā€¦ Continue reading

Confession: I’m Not the Mom You Think I Am

Confession: I'm Not the Mom You Think I Am - We all have our imperfections, and this is mine. -

*Post contains affiliate links. Click here for full disclaimer. When people give me compliments about being a “good mom,” I casually try to brush it off. Because in my head, I’m thinking “If they only knew…” I’m a yeller. And I was a cheerleader back in high school, so I can get some pretty good volume in my voice… I’m writing this, and I’m still not 100% sure I’ll share it. I feel like there are A LOT of people out there who would look down on my behavior. I’ve read those articles. I know what people think. I know ā€¦ Continue reading

6 Reasons Why I WON’T Give Parenting Advice

This post was featured on the How Do You Do It? Parenting Link Up! šŸ™‚   As soon as I announced I was pregnant for the first time, the parenting advice from family and friends started rolling in… Do this… Don’t do that… Buy this… Oh, you won’t need that… And on and on and on… Yikes! And so began the sleepless nights from worrying about how we were ever going to be able to raise these 2 precious little babies… Before they were even born!!! Then once the babies were born, the barrage of advice seemed to get worse! ā€¦ Continue reading

Quick & Easy Good-bye Gift!

I forgot that today was the last day the girls would be seeing one of their teachers from daycare! Um, hello “widow brain!” She is taking the summer off and then will be on maternity leave. She’s been so great to the girls, so I wanted to give her a little something to send her off. With a quick Google search, I found this adorable “Owl Miss You, have a fun summer” FREE printable on Lauren McKinsey’s Think Cute Printables site. I hustled over to the grocery store during my lunch break to pick up a package of candy bars ā€¦ Continue reading