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

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

Health & Lifestyle · Home Decor · Product Reviews

Decocrated Spring Unboxing

I have received my highly-anticipate Decocrated Spring Box and let me tell you this; it did not disappoint! The color palette is gorgeous and the blue matches the walls in my dining room perfectly. So, you can imagine how easy it will be for me to incorporate all of these products into my home decor.… Continue reading Decocrated Spring Unboxing

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

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · Postpartum · Time Management

Pumping and working

I often consider myself as having three jobs. My first job is obviously being a mom. My second is my real world big girl job (I am in communications and IT at a public university, if you were wondering). My third job is pumping and breastfeeding! Man oh man pumping, especially when working full-time, takes… Continue reading Pumping and working

Health & Lifestyle · Infertility · Pregnancy · Trying to Conceive · TTC

Thinking before you speak when it comes to infertility

Unsolicited comments are a constant in today’s society, especially with the prominence of social media. Thus, during my time undergoing fertility treatments I experienced no shortage of, let’s call them “unfiltered” remarks. Similar to that of comments made to a pregnant woman (minus the lovely ones like “don’t you look beautiful” or, “congratulations”), comments made… Continue reading Thinking before you speak when it comes to infertility

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering · travel · Trying to Conceive · twins

Road-Tripping with Toddlers

Well, we made it to Florida and back….barely. The drive there wasn’t too bad, even though it was pouring down rain for about 70 percent of the drive. The girls were pretty well-behaved, and we had the assistance of my parents. That, coupled with free movie downloads from Netflix and the excitement of warm weather… Continue reading Road-Tripping with Toddlers

First Trimester · Health & Lifestyle

Real Talk: Pregnancy Nausea

Let’s talk pregnancy nausea. I don’t mean “morning sickness”, or the occasional upset tummy or gagging. I mean full blown, all-day/all-night PREGNANCY NAUSEA. With puking. When I was pregnant with the twins, I had the all-day queasies the entire first trimester, a bit early in the second, and here and there in the third. But… Continue reading Real Talk: Pregnancy Nausea

fitness · Health & Lifestyle · Postpartum

Tough Love

#MOMGOALS series with guest blogger Ashley Jones Often times people assume that since I have a smile on my face in pictures and that I workout everyday, that I love it. That I crap rainbows and sunshine and ride around on a unicorn all dang day 🤣 Well NEWSFLASH I don't. I never have and… Continue reading Tough Love