diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering · toddlers

Two the Moon Birthday Party

We had Hank's second birthday party recently and I am absolutely in love how the theme and decor turned out. Seeing as though we are amidst a pandemic, we weren't able to have the big celebration that I would normally plan (if you know me, you know I love to host a party) but that… Continue reading Two the Moon Birthday Party

local · Mothering · travel

Mom-Approved Northwest Ohio Beaches

One of the greatest things about living in Northwest Ohio (as if you needed another reason to set your roots here) is that we are nestled into the shores of Lake Erie, one of the nation’s Great Lakes. This means we have access to some GREAT family-friendly beaches. Whether you are looking for a quick… Continue reading Mom-Approved Northwest Ohio Beaches

Mothering · Postpartum

C-Section Survival Guide

Let's talk c-sections, the "other way" to birth a baby. As a mama who has birthed three babies via cesarian, I am here to tell you that they are no joke. A c-section is a MAJOR surgery so all of you mamas on your high-horse talking about how it is taking the easy way out,… Continue reading C-Section Survival Guide

diy · Health & Lifestyle · Holidays & Crafts

Summer Wooden Bead Wreath

I recently took a couple months off from crafting to complete a few home improvement projects. My husband and I painted our entryway, living room, stairway and upstairs hallway walls (Sherwin Williams' Passive) and trim, and also painted our stair railing spindles white and the inside of our front door white. I am so so… Continue reading Summer Wooden Bead Wreath

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · toddlers

The Backyard is Where It’s At

We already know that this summer is going to be one for the books. We will tell our children’s children all about the summer we had to spend at home or six feet apart. Yes, I am sure as we ease back into the “new normal” more and more things to do will begin to… Continue reading The Backyard is Where It’s At

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · Time Management

Staying Sane While Working from Home with Toddlers

As we enter into month three of our nationwide quarantine, I like to think I have developed a bit of wisdom regarding successfully balancing life with three active toddlers and two parents working from home (plus one in grad school). Most people will tell you that the key to making it through the day is… Continue reading Staying Sane While Working from Home with Toddlers

diy · Home Decor · Mothering

Turning a Room into a Home Office with Decocrated

My life, like everyone else’s, was recently flipped upside down in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With what seemed like little warning, many Americans lost their jobs; and those blessed with the ability to continue to work during the stay at home order (like myself) had to adapt to a new work from home… Continue reading Turning a Room into a Home Office with Decocrated

Infertility

How Infertility Changed Me for the Better

The fertility clinic wasn’t exactly the wave of the magic wand I had assumed it would be. After our consultation and tests, we were told that our options were slim. We had less than a 1% chance of becoming pregnant on our own, and because I had been so diligently charting my cycles, tracking ovulation… Continue reading How Infertility Changed Me for the Better

diy · Holidays & Crafts

DIY Easter Egg Wreath

To appease my yarn craft obsession, I scoured Pinterest for DIY yarn pom-pom Easter decorations. I was rather surprised at how few I actually found! They had your average pom-pom garland, but none of those really screamed EASTER! to me. I ended up creating my own garland with wooden beads and pastel-colored yarn. I used… Continue reading DIY Easter Egg Wreath

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · toddlers

Going For the Gold – Indoor Olympics

It’s COVID-19 quarantine day 957 (at least that’s what it feels like). You’ve watched Frozen 2 more times than you can count and you have taken to calling your children Elsa and Sven. The air is crisp so you’re still stuck inside, extracurriculars have been canceled and you are really starting to miss your kids’… Continue reading Going For the Gold – Indoor Olympics