Category: Mom’s Life Monday


“Crossing the Line,” by Ellen Valladares


I had the pleasure of receiving a digital copy of "Crossing the Line" in exchange for an honest review. It is an honor to be part of the Women On Writing Blog Tour to promote this fresh new book!  I enjoy reading a variety of genres, including historical fiction, memoirs,...

That Baby Smell


  I don't want you to think I didn't bond with my baby as you read this. Because I did. He has been attached to me since day one. I'm not entirely sure the umbilical cord was completely severed. But bringing home the second baby was so much different than...

Hello, 30!


Please send me your recommendations for retirement homes, because I'm officially old. Kidding. If you asked me my age and I had zero time to think about it, I'd probably say 27. I'm completely fine with being 30, but I don't feel like a mature 30 year old woman. Somehow, I have a...

I just wanna finish my “junk” door hanger. . .


Today was one of those days where I just couldn't get ahead on anything. The kids had terrible colds yesterday, and were starting to feel better today, but were still stage 5 clingers. Well, mostly the baby. But he didn't want to be in the baby carrier, so I toted...

Our Date Night In


Disclosure: I received a complimentary Date Night In Box in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  My husband and I have been together for a long, long time for our age. We've experienced several stages of dating together: high school movie nights, college dance...

Valentine’s Day and the Same Cookies Every Year


Once upon a time, a little over seven years ago, my husband happened to see a recipe on Pinterest for Samoa/Caramel Delite copycat cookies. He said, "Wow! Those look awesome. Those are my favorite Girl Scout cookies." So, my newlywed heart-eyes self decided that if my hubby-wubby wanted those cookies,...

I Finally Finished a Book! Lullaby Road by James Anderson


Disclosure: I received a copy of Lullaby Road in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are purely my own.  The entire basis of this blog is the constant lament that I never get to finish anything as a parent of small children. I can hardly finish a...

We finally finished something! Welcome to our happy kitchen.


"I just wanna finish my. . ." kitchen remodel! After two years of work, we can finally say that we are finished with our on-a-budget kitchen renovation. I cannot WAIT to show you the before and after pictures. We moved into this house in 2014, just a few weeks before...

Excuse me while I try to freeze time. . .


I signed Roo up for preschool today. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal until we were driving away and I realized that once she starts preschool, she's officially a big kid. I guess I just had it in my head that these little years would...