Anxiety · Infertility · Mothering · Postpartum · Pregnancy · Trying to Conceive · TTC

To the woman contemplating motherhood

Should I be a mother? Do I want kids? As a woman that’s probably a question that’s crossed your mind at some point in time; and maybe it’s on your mind right now. Maybe you are 19 years old and your boyfriend is in the military and you’re wondering if you should have a baby… Continue reading To the woman contemplating motherhood

Mothering

What’s In My Diaper Bag?

"As a former Girl Scout, I live by the motto “Be Prepared” which is why I take such pride in my diaper bag packing skills. A well-packed diaper bag is a skill that all moms should master. There isn’t much worse than being caught at Target with a cart full of things you didn’t know… Continue reading What’s In My Diaper Bag?

diy · food · Holidays & Crafts · Recipes

Valentine Cut Out Cookies

One of my goals for 2020 is to post more recipes and to share a bit more about what we eat as a busy family of five. I am definitely not a master baker but I have yet to find a sugar cookie recipe that is easier or more delicious than my mom’s! And it… Continue reading Valentine Cut Out Cookies

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Infertility

Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so obviously, I had to gather up some yarn and make some garland! My mantle is my favorite thing to decorate and a good garland seems to pull it all together; no matter the theme. For this particular garland, I combined some of my previously acquired yarn tassel… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · toddlers

Snow Day Survival Kit

It’s a random Tuesday in January (or April) in Northwest Ohio, and our kids are anxiously watching the morning news with their pajamas on inside out (yes, that’s a thing) while you pace back-and-forth in the kitchen. The meteorologist appears on the screen to inform viewers that your county is under a Level 3 snow… Continue reading Snow Day Survival Kit

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering · toddlers

Snow Paint

Snow days are fun, right?! Even as adults we understand how magical that first snow day is. Until we are cooped up with our kids for hours on end.   Sure, we can build snowmen and make snow angels until the cows come home; but how would you like to switch it up a bit?… Continue reading Snow Paint

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Farewell 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2019 was a great year for our family. We all have our health, the twins started dance class, Hank turned one, my parents bought a lake house, Nick started grad school and I joined the Toledo Mom family as a writer/contributor. However, 2019 was also a year of many "lasts" for me.… Continue reading Farewell 2019

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Snowman in a Jar

"Do you wanna build a snowman?” We all know that line from Frozen, and if your kids are anything like mine, they probably say it while knocking on a random door in the middle of July. However, now that winter is upon us the phrase has become a regular in our household; as the twins… Continue reading Snowman in a Jar

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Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag Checklist

My best friend is having a baby next month and I am so gosh darn excited for her! This will be her first child, so throughout her pregnancy I have been sharing all sorts of advice with her (some solicited, some not). To help her prepare for her baby boy’s arrival, I am dedicating this… Continue reading Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag Checklist

diy · Holidays & Crafts

DIY Pumpkin Garland

As promised, here is my blog post on creating yarn pumpkin garland! Not only is this perfect for October/Halloween, but I plan to leave my pumpkins up through Thanksgiving (assuming I can hold off from putting up my Christmas decorations that long). I used a variety of colors because I think that helped make them… Continue reading DIY Pumpkin Garland