I had a friend of mine recently ask me about the tote bag I use so I decided to share the details of the bag, along with what all I carry inside of it, here on the blog. I made the switch from a diaper bag to a tote/purse once Sutton was about 8 months old simply because I got tired of carrying around more than one bagRead More
We’ve done our fair share of airplane travel with our kids and our most recent flight was by far our most enjoyable yet. Our kids are 2 and 4 which means they are both old enough to sit in their own seats and stay occupied with a few activities so I thought I’d share some favorites we’ve used and others that caught my eye. I don’t like to travel with a lot of extra stuff since you are already so loaded down with luggage and gear you have to bring…so everything i’m sharing is pretty small/doesn’t have a lot of pieces.Read More
This was Sutton’s second year of ballet and her first year at a new studio. I absolutely loved the way this studio does their recitals as we got to have a whole hour of watching just her class instead of sitting through a 2 hour performance and only seeing her on stage for 3 minutes. They had it at her studio and we were able to see a demonstration of a typical class and then their performance they had been practicing.Read More
“Are you sure you really want me to be there?”
The answer was a resounding YES back to my mom who asked me the night before I delivered my first baby if I was sure I wanted her to be in the delivery room with me. I appreciated her sensitivity for not wanting to intrude on such a sacred moment for my husband and myself but there are just those things in life that, no matter how you get…you just want your mom. And I wanted her there….without a question.Read More
I have had several conversations recently centered around kid’s bedtime routines and what a LONG and often stressful thing it can be. Both parents and kids are worn out by this time and there always seems to be the tension of the adults wanting to rush through it so they can finally relax and then the kids pulling out every stall tactic in the book to not have to go to bed.Read More
“Rock me mama” he said as I laid him in his crib for a nap. Most days I tell him ‘not today buddy’, eager to get to my alone time I have during the afternoon while the kids rest...but today I scooped him up, legs hanging way over my arms and sat in the rocking chair. He asked me to sing Holy Holy Holy and it wasn’t long before big sister came in, hearing us sing, and crawled in my lap too.Read More
This was our second year visiting Bedner’s Farm in Boynton Beach to pick strawberries during their peak season. Last year consisted mostly of consuming them right off the vine but this year, the kids did a much better job of sticking to the picking and waiting to eat them after they were washed and paid for ;)
We went on a Monday (two weeks in a row) and practically had the entire place to ourselves! There are so many great little photo opp’s that they’ve set up throughout the farm where kids can stick their face in the whole of a strawberry or corn stalk. They also have a location where you can milk a (fake) cow and pump water.
You pay for what you pick and both weeks we took home around just under $20 in strawberries. I don’t know the exact amount we picked but it filled up a gallon sized ziplock bag so I have to think its cheaper than buying them at the grocery store.
This is such a fun activity to do with your kids to get them outside and participating in an activity they typically wouldn’t get to do.
Are you planning a trip to Disney and have your kids outfits planned out each day but aren’t sure what to wear yourself? I recently was asked what I wear when we go so I thought I would put together a post for those who like a little guidance on how to pack for a trip to the Magic Kingdom.Read More
New year resolutions have never really appealed to me as it makes me feel more stressed than motivated (because I’m an enneagram 9) but I do recognize it’s a good time to start fresh and establish a few goals to reach for within that year. My plate feels full as it is so I didn’t want to add anything beyond what would be realistically attainable, so I decided that a few simple things would be feasible.Read More
“You are always on your phone…”
His words stung as they came out of his mouth but I knew it was only because they were true. My husband and I had been having some little arguments recently, mostly centered around things that bothered us about one another (those are always SO fun, right!?!) and this was at the top of his list of things about me that irk him. The whole day had been a little tense and the car ride home from dinner that night was pretty quiet with the exception of the backseat noise from the kids. As I sat in the passenger seat of the car, scrolling photo after photo, swiping story after story…he pointed out what I already knew to be true: I am always on my phone…and I hate it.