When Life Gets Crazy

The last two years of our life have just been none stop crazy. When I started this blog I thought life was calming down. We had just settled in our new house, I had adjusted to life with our second baby, it seemed like a great time to introduce a new challenge. Then...

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...

Early Potty Training

Have you ever imagined being diaper free before your child’s second birthday? Read my new post to see how I did it, and how I plan to have my second baby diaper free by 18 months!

Teaching Children To Behave In Public

I have heard so many parents question why their normally well be haved kids act out in public. They say at home or at familiar places, their kids are generally good kids. However, they try to go out to eat or to a birthday party and they aren't so well behaved. Ever...

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...

Super Easy DIY Birthday Party

I love planning and preparing for parties. Actually having the party gives me a little social anxiety, but I’m getting over that! For big brother's first birthday, we just did a small family party with pizza and cake. Now that he has little friends and I have mom...

Surviving Winter With A Toddler

It's been a cold, snowy winter here in Utah. I've never really loved  winter but now as a mother, I hate keeping my toddler all cooped up inside. I find myself daydreaming daily about all the luxuries of spring, summer and fall. I miss not being cold, going to the...

My Birth Story: Last Baby

My last baby was due May 21, 2016. At my 36 week appointment I was measuring small, and at my 37 week appointment it seemed the baby had stopped growing. On May 5th I had an ultrasound at the hospital to check things out. Everything looked OK other than baby measuring...

My Birth Story: First Baby

I was due June 30, 2014. This baby did not want to come out. The due date came and went. Daddy was hoping he would be born on the 4th of July but that day passed as well. I went to the hospital to be induced on the evening of July 6th to be induced. After 17 hours of...

Dear Husband of a Breastfeeding Wife

I wrote this letter when my toddler was a baby, on my first blog. Now nursing my second baby, I'm having a lot of the same emotions. My husband has a better understanding now but I don't think men will ever truly understand what us mothers go through in pregnancy,...

Super Cute Things My Toddler Says

I never new how funny toddlers were till I experienced it first hand as a stay at home mom. Multiple times a day he says the most adorable things that just crack me up. I decided to start writing these down, mostly for myself but it's a bonus if my readers get a...

Homemade Cream of Chicken 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

Chicken noodle soup is one of my all time favorite meals. I enjoyed my mom's recipe growing up. It was always a meal I looked forward to. Now in my own home, I've tweaked the recipe a bit. I make a much smaller batch and I add some homemade cream of chicken soup to...

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...

Baby & Toddler Bedtime Routine

When my first was a baby, we didn't have much of a routine. I'm a stay at home mom so he could sleep as late as he needed to in the morning. I didn't feel the need for him to go to bed at a consistent time every night. As he grew into a toddler, and when we added...

Not Green Green Smoothie

I've always been a picky eater. I've been better since marrying my eat-anything husband but I still avoid eating anything green if I can! Kale and spinach are at the top of that list! Luckily for me, my toddler takes after his dad in the eating department. So he will...

A Guide to Making Mom Friends

Being a mom is one of the most rewarding roles there is. It can also be very lonely. Learn how to make and keep mom friends with these three helpful tips.

When I’m Done Breastfeeding

I have been breastfeeding for over two and a half years. My oldest son nursed through my second pregnancy, then he nursed for a couple weeks with his baby brother before weaning at 23 months. Breastfeeding is such a rewarding experience, but there are some consolation...

Christmas Cookie Cutters

Aunt Nana needed to create a visual essay for college and she decided baking Christmas Cookies with my toddler in charge would be perfect!

I am a stay at home mom, wife, sister and friend. I truly cherish each of these roles. This blog is dedicated to sharing my life and experiences. I look forward to connecting with you.

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