Survival

Momma, Timeout, mama, mother, mom

Do You Need a Momma Timeout?

I am not always a perfect parent. I get mad. I yell… sometimes a lot. I say things I shouldn’t on occasion too. Someone should really put me in time out. I am not the first person to admit that I often can lose my cool with my kids, but it still gives me a […] Read more…

5 Super Effective Bedtime Habits for Children

5 Super Effective Bedtime Habits for Children

The Witching Hour I don’t know about your house, but at 7 pm every night weird things start to happen.  My calm, beautiful, sweet children turn into crazy monsters.  Bedtime is at 8 o’clock and somehow my children’s little bodies know exactly what time it is, and start expelling all of their excess energy as quickly […] Read more…

Awesome Baby and Toddler Christmas stocking stuffers

Awesome Baby and Toddler Stocking Stuffers

We are leaping toward that magical time of the year – CHRISTMAS! Cue the holiday music, eggnog (spiked of course), and gingerbread cookies! While this does happen to be my favorite time of the year, it’s definitely not ‘investment free’ if you know what I mean.  It takes a lot of research to build up to […] Read more…

Mom, Discovery, Identity, self

Who are You, Momma? Identity Crisis

*I am writing this post from the perspective of a mom with young children.  I’m sure I’ll have to revisit this later as my kids get older and turn into pre-teens and teens*  After having kids, it can sometimes be difficult to identify yourself as anything other than being your child’s mom.  It’s really no wonder. […] Read more…

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How to Stop being a Dinner Time Waitress

Are you a waitress at home? Constantly jumping up and down out of your seat to fill everyone’s needs? When you have little ones, this is an easy trap to get caught up in.  If you aren’t careful, dinner can oftentimes look like this: Sit down to dinner with family Kids cry for juice that […] Read more…

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5 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner! Are you SO excited?! I used to not be so crazy, but since I’ve had kids, I want the holidays to start as soon as possible. Maybe it’s the cute Christmas clothes, maybe it’s the cookie decorating sessions, maybe it’s the spiked eggnog… I don’t know.  I just […] Read more…

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6 Great YouTube Channels for Kids

We live in a crazy world.  Thousands of movies and video games are accessible by our smartphones.  They can be a lifesaver, but they are also quite addictive for our little ones.  Starting an episode on Netflix often means that you lose your phone for the 25 minutes (or more) of showtime.  Giving them a […] Read more…

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