The other day I was driving and overheard my eight year-old son and his friend arguing in the backseat about who was greater. Who was faster. Who was taller. Who could throw farther. You get the picture. So, in a moment of what I considered to be complete mom brilliance, I stopped their argument and […]
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What mom doesn’t love to have her kids play outside? They can burn off lots of energy, keep the mess out of the house, and of course, have fun! My kids love playing outside, and as a mom, I love having a fun, safe place for them to play. We first learned about Backyard Adventure […]
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 […]
This year I sent my baby, my one and only little boy, to Kindergarten. I wondered how I lost my identity to motherhood along the 6 year journey. I wrestled with so many emotions, but specifically who I was and what I have become over the last 6 years while devoting my whole being to being […]
Midway through my first semester of graduate school at Drake University I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I knew this might happen, and we had a hard time imagining what juggling these two rewarding, yet time-consuming milestones would look like. Fast-forward nine months, and I was emailing my professor while getting my […]
We are moving from Ankeny to the Urbandale-Clive-Waukee area. We’ve lived in our home for 11 years, and it’s the only home our boys have lived in. I was a teacher and my husband was an associate chiropractor in Ankeny when we first moved. Now that he has his own office in Waukee and I’m […]
On my ideal Mother’s Day… I wake up to a quiet house and head sleepily outside to breathe in the fresh spring air. It’s a crisp morning, and I have the bike trail all to myself. My body feels not a day over 25, and I push hard through the miles. I’m listening to a podcast […]
After waking up multiple times a night to feed my newborn, I was tired. The strongest coffee couldn’t compete with my exhaustion so we looked into sleep training our baby. This post is sponsored by Starry Night Sleep Consulting. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
For nearly a decade, all I have done is operate at 110%. Between surviving years of medical training, birthing and parenting, keeping my marriage and myself in tact, and relocating again and again, it’s been a lot. I’m not complaining. I’m just being honest. If you asked me to do it all again, I probably […]
Polk City is a small town with all the benefits of big city living. It provides a close-knit community with access to all the amenities of the metro. This is a sponsored post brought to you by Ingrid Williams.