Since becoming a mom, I have had several “A HA” moments that have made me gain sheer respect and all the praise hands for my own mom. It sounds so cliché, but understanding the struggles of motherhood were not fully grasped until I had my own children. I am also coming to fully grasp the […]
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It’s been about 2 years since I last breastfed my youngest daughter, who is now 4. Our breastfeeding journey was completely different than the one I had with my oldest daughter, who is now 7. With my oldest daughter, we started to breastfeed, then started exclusively pumping, eventually having to supplement with formula, and then […]
The possibilities are endless when it comes to extra activities for kids. From sports to gymnastics and dance to Lego Club and Girl/Boy Scouts, the list goes on and on. Some of these activities start for kids as young as 3! You may be surprised then, when I tell you my kids are in zero […]
It’s May and for a lot of us that means exciting travel plans with the family! Whether it’s a quick road trip or a bigger adventure, here are 10 packing tips to make traveling with kiddos a little easier! 5 Must-haves 1. Snack bags We all know the importance of snacks when traveling, even if […]
West Des Moines is located at the crossroads of Interstates 35 and 80. With easy access to I-235 and 80/35, its convenient location makes it a great location wherever you may work or play. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ingrid Williams.
Sophia is officially in the “big kids” club. Her chubby baby cheeks have diminished and her arms and legs are taking on that awkward, gangly stage most kids endure during their school-aged years. As much as I miss those chubby cheeks and sweet, baby moments- every stage and every age is even better than the […]
It’s MARCH! That means warmer weather (most days) and for most of you mamas, cleaning winter clothes out of your kids’ closets and replacing it with spring gear! If you’re like me, this chore may not be your favorite, but seeing all the great spring kid’s fashion that is hitting stores, is really fun! These […]
As moms we may feel like we are constantly pouring from an empty cup. We are stretched thin and sometimes feel as though we are being pulled in a hundred different directions. It’s easy for self care to get bumped to the bottom of our priority list. Taking care of ourselves becomes a foreign concept […]
Dear Husband, This stage of life we’re in, it’s hard huh?! It can be exhausting and sometimes we argue about decisions, specifically- parenting ones. At the end of the day, we both collapse on the couch after putting the kiddos to bed, and more often than not, we both fall into our own separate activities […]
Some of you may have already conquered your list and are done shopping, but for those who are doing a little last minute shopping- here are a few ideas for everybody in your family! The giveaway was provided by Erin Condren. All thoughts and opinions are our own.