The Perfect Age Gap?

 

The other day, I saw a post on Instagram asking what the best age gap between children should be. Should it be longer? Should it be shorter? What were people's thoughts? I didn't weigh in there, but it gave me something to think about. 

The other day, I saw a post on Instagram asking what the best age gap between children should be. Should it be longer? Should it be shorter? What were people’s thoughts? I didn’t weigh in there, but it gave me something to think about.  Continue reading “The Perfect Age Gap?”

My Favorite Sippy Cups for every Stage

 

Ah, Sippy cups. You are such a necessary evil. Ok, they really aren't evil, but all you moms know that finding the right sippy cup for your kids can be quite the trial and error. With all my kids being bottle fed before sippy cups, I think maybe the transition was a little bit easier than breastfed babies... you nursing moms will have to let me know.

Ah, Sippy cups. You are such a necessary evil.

Ok, they really aren’t evil, but all you moms know that finding the right sippy cup for your kids can be quite the trial and error. With all my kids being bottle fed before sippy cups, I think maybe the transition was a little bit easier than breastfed babies… you nursing moms will have to let me know. Continue reading “My Favorite Sippy Cups for every Stage”

5 of My Favorite Sniffles Survival Products

I hate it when my kids get a cold. And this last winter was grueling for our family. The germs just would not die no matter what I did. And I struggled to get my kid's immune systems back into fighting shape only to have them get sick shortly after they had just gotten better. It was a rough cold season... And why am I writing this during the summer? Well, when winter comes round again, I may not be able to talk about cold and flu season so glibly.

 

I hate it when my kids get a cold. And this last winter was grueling for our family. The germs just would not die no matter what I did. And I struggled to get my kid’s immune systems back into fighting shape only to have them get sick shortly after they had just gotten better. It was a rough cold season… And why am I writing this during the summer? Well, when winter comes ’round again, I may not be able to talk about cold and flu season so glibly. 

Here are some of my favorite things to make a case of the sniffles a little more bearable. Continue reading “5 of My Favorite Sniffles Survival Products”

Five Lessons I’ve Learned as the “Older Mom”

Five Lessons I've Learned as the "Older Mom"

 

When my sister and I were kids, we had dreams of getting married at the same time and having babies at the same time and always living close to each other so we would never miss any part of each other’s lives. But, as life would have it, our dreams didn’t pan out the way we had planned them. By the time my sister got married, I had been married for six years with my third baby on the way. And she had lived the four years before that nearly four hours north from us. We didn’t see each other a lot and we certainly didn’t have our babies at the same time. And when my sister did have her first baby, I found myself in a position I didn’t expect myself to be in yet: Continue reading “Five Lessons I’ve Learned as the “Older Mom””

The Things We do for Our Kids…

 

The Things We do for Our Kids... Build-a-Bear Madness!

Holy. Cow.

Build-a-Bear, you may have single-handedly made millions of kid’s days, ruined millions of kid’s days, made a mom, dad, aunt, uncle or grandparent look like a rockstar or made them curse the day you were ever branded. Continue reading “The Things We do for Our Kids…”

June in a Nutshell

 

June in a Nutshell

This month wasn’t too crazy, and I’m thankful for that. Summer if humming along and we’ve just been enjoying some lazy summer days. It is a nice change not to have a giant event this summer. The past two summers we had a family wedding AND babies on the way! I’m happy with a little less excitement this year.  Continue reading “June in a Nutshell”

$19 Bathroom Organization (and Linen Closet too)

 

I mentioned in one of my monthly updates that 2018 is my “year of organization.” Every month, I’ve tried to do one organizational project, paring down clothes and sorting through things. This month, I organized my bathroom AND my linen closet. And the greatest part about all this? I did it for just under 20 dollars! Continue reading “$19 Bathroom Organization (and Linen Closet too)”