I Still Think About You – A Letter To A Stranger
It's a Summer Monday and that means my kids and I start the day with breakfast and heading out to the park before it gets too hot. In the parking lot, I stopped to let a woman cross the street. She didn't look at me and at first I didn't realize it was her. But when...
Christmas Gift Guide: Bath Toys for 2-5 Year Olds
Most people probably wouldn’t think of giving bath toys and essentials for Christmas. Last year, with a 2 and 4 year old, I was already tired of all the useless stuff kids get for Christmas. The toys pile up and they quickly lose their appeal. Sometimes before new...
Using a Convertible Car Seat for a Newborn
Fall Wardrobe Essentials + Shopping For Clothes On Amazon
I originally wrote this post as I was shopping for my post-pregnancy and nursing wardrobe. Most of the clothes I wore in previous years didn't fit anymore because I lost more baby weight and I was no longer nursing. It has since been so nice to dress without...
Why I Am Going To Homeschool Part 2
This post is a continuation of my reasons to homeschool, click here to read part 1 if you missed it! I am passionate about homeschooling and I hope that comes through in my writing. I wish a warning like this wasn't necessary, but we live in a world where it seems...
Why I’m Going to Homeschool Part 1
I've been planning on homeschooling my boys since before I was pregnant with my first baby. It started coming up in conversation as he got closer to preschool age, about 2-3 years old. Now that he is turning 5 this Summer and would enter Kindergarten in the Fall, some...
Homeschool Myths You Should Stop Believing
My husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children long before my pregnancy with our first baby. There is a lot of judgement and stigma surrounding homeschooling. The stereotypes are exhausting. In this post I will argue against the top five homeschool...
Must Have Bath Toys + Other Bath Time Necessities
My kids love bath time and they have to have toys in the bath. When we finally moved into our new home after a long remodel, I bought my boys new bath toys to celebrate. My favorite part about all of the toys I have listed in this post is that they do not retain any...
Discovering The Village
The Little Known Magic of Appreciating Your Spouse
In Defense Of Motherhood
Healthy Quinoa Casserole
I have been making this casserole for my husband for almost a decade. I discovered quinoa early in my marriage when I was looking for healthier foods we could eat on a regular basis. I came across quinoa while in a Pinterest search for quick, easy,...
Why We Waited To Find Out Our Baby’s Gender & How We Prepared For Baby
Easy Jungle Animal Theme Birthday Party
Self Care Gifts for Mom
Do you have a hardworking mom in your life? It might not be your mom, but your wife, sister, daughter, or a close friend. She's always running around for her family, busy trying to get everything done. Always making sure everyone's needs are met. But what about her...
DIY Easter Photos
The Learning Dynamics Reading System
Ultimate Self Care Blog Post Roundup
***This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about this on my Disclosure Page. Ultimate Self Care Blog Post Roundup Self care has been on my mind so much lately. I believe that intentional self care is so important for moms and EVERY MOM should find at...
St Patrick’s Day Books For Preschoolers & Toddlers
Why You Should Shop On Amazon + Spring & Summer Dresses for Mom
Easter Basket Staples
My Birth Story: Last Baby
Guest Post: Cloth Diapering with Paige from Mama’s Tiny Threads
My babies are way past their days of diapers, and they really aren’t babies anymore, but I remember the years I spent using cloth diapers fondly. I’m sure that’s weird to say and that most people don’t look back on the diapering stage fondly, but cloth diapers are...
My Birth Story: First Baby
The Three Things I Did To Revive My Marriage
Dear Husband of a Breastfeeding Mother
Purple Kale & Spinach Smoothie
Early Potty Training – Diaper Free By 18 Months Or Earlier
Breastfeeding Essentials – What I Really Used While Nursing My Babies
Breastfeeding. Here is a subject that is so close to my heart and has had such a huge impact in my life. I exclusively breastfed both of my boys. My breastfeeding journey lasted for a whole 3 years, 2 months, and 28 days. I didn't stop nursing my oldest...
Christmas Gift Guide: ABC & 123 Toys for Young Learners
As a mom who is striving to homeschool her children, I really have a passion for helping my kids learn through play. Both of my boys have a good grasp on the alphabet and numbers for their ages. In 2019 I want to get some games that will continue to help them learn...
Amazon Prime Benefits for Moms
***This post contains affiliate links. You can read more about this on my Disclosure Page. If you already have Amazon Prime, you already know about the luxury of 2-day shipping on many items. Personally, I love it. Probably a little too much (sorry,...
How To Create New Habits In Three Simple Steps
My Christmas Decoration Wishlist
2018 Halloween Decorations
We are just a few WEEKS away from finishing our total home remodel (I’ll write a post with all the details soon). Unfortunately, we’ll be a little too late to really decorate for halloween, inside or out. We just got news from the contractor that we might not even be...
My Favorite Personal Development Books
My journey with self help, or personal development, started in kind of a weird way. Till a few weeks ago, the story was quite different. I would tell people, "My husband recommended the first self help book I ever read. It's called How To Win Friends and Influence...
Help For The Best & Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have
I want to get real with you. The last month has been one of my harder parenting months. My newly 4 year old is constantly whining and being more unwilling to do anything I ask him to, let alone listen to a word I say. My 2 year old STILL won't potty train, wakes up...
Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Bags
This post is just to show you how I assemble my smoothie bags to make making a smoothie each day super easy and quick. I try to make 10-15 bags at least, but I've made up to 20 at once before. You can check out the full recipe on my other post....
Favorite Dinosaur Books
My two year old is OBSESSED with dinosaurs. I thought my older boy loved them, but this is a whole new level. He’s constantly talking about dinosaurs, carrying dinosaur toys around the house, pretending to be a dinosaur, and even hunting them with nerf guns....
Are You Ready To Make Over Your Mornings?
I have always been a morning person and my days always go better when I get an early start. This is especially true now that I’m a mom. The morning is often the only time I get to myself throughout the day. The last few years have been crazy stressful,...
Time Blocking For Moms
For years I have been trying to find some structure in my life as a stay at home mom. Now as a work at home mom it is even more important to organize my time. I have always heard that time-blocking is the key to time management and getting everything done. I have...
Splash Pad Essentials – Free Printable Checklist!
We LOVE the splash pads. Here in Utah there is so many but I quickly found my favorite. My kids have a blast cooling off in the water and I can relax in my beach chair in the shade and read, write, or socialize with the other moms. It’s perfect summer fun! Then I get...
Review Of The Living Well Planner & The CRUSH IT Goal Setting System
The Best Outside Toys & Lawn Games
Implementing The Ultimate Laundry Routine
The Ultimate Laundry Strategy
St Patrick’s Day Four Leaf Clover Activities
DIY Dying Orbeez: Make Them Any Color You Want
Orbeez Center Pieces & Balloon Anchors
Minions Birthday Party Supplies
Christmas Shirts Designed By A Stay At Home Mom
Mom’s Spontaneous Vacation
Christmas Gift Guide: Wood Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Wood toys are super popular lately. Whether you like them for their environmental friendliness, you are striving to eliminate plastic in your home for health reasons, or your kids just enjoy them, wood toys are great! We have a few figurine sets and a couple puzzles...
A Mother’s Favorite Part of Christmas
Pinteresting Strategies | Manual Pinning To Pinterest Finally Makes Sense
You Are A Badass – Book Review
Christmas Gift Guide: Dinosaur Toys for 2-5 year olds
I have mentioned more than a few times on here how totally and completely OBSESSED my boys are with dinosaurs. It started with my oldest, but my 2 year old has far surpassed his brother with this obsession. I'm not exaggerating, This kid eat, sleeps, and breaths...
The End of My Breastfeeding Journey
The Day I Broke My Foot
I've never broken a bone, and never really been seriously injured. As a child I enjoyed running and playing as children do but I always had a good amount of caution. I guess I out grew that caution, because two weeks ago I broke my foot. My sisters and I took our kids...
Teaching Children To Behave In Public
Bread & Butter Blogging | An eCourse by Eden Fried
Starting My Health & Fitness Journey – Losing The Baby Weight
It's time. I'm almost 25 years old. I've been eating poorly and hardly exercising for most of those years. I've known my husband for over 6 years. He is the first one who made me understand the importance of eating good food and exercising. He showed me that moving...
Toys To Entertain Toddlers & Preschoolers Inside This Winter
Milk Sharing: Donating & Receiving Breastmilk
Homemade Cream of Anything Soup
When I first got married, I used so much canned cream of chicken soup in my cooking. Probably at least a can a week. After I had my first baby, I started looking for healthier alternatives to convinces like canned cream of chicken soup. I tried a few recipes for...
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
I Am #RockingMotherhood
I was nominated by Kayla at Simply Burch to participate in a challenging to write about 10 ways I'm #RockingMotherhood. My first thought: Yay! An easy blog post topic I don't have to think of. Then when I started I realized it isn't as easy as I thought. I am a proud...
Conquer Bedtime With Your Baby & Toddler
A Guide to Making Mom Friends
When I’m Done Breastfeeding
Christmas Cookie Cutters
My name is Cherí. I'm in my mid-20s (I guess I've reached the point where I don't want to admit my exact age *gasp*). I am a stay at home mom to two of the most precious little boys. I've been married for about 5 years to a self-employed entrepreneur/inventor. I am...