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

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

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Perhaps it stems from my Irish roots, my love for gold or my mild (or not) obsession with holidays in general. Whatever the answer may be, I tend to be a bit extra when it comes to March 17. So, if you are looking… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Fun

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Leprechaun Trap DIY

On St. Patrick's Day eve, a leprechaun visits our household to hid his pot of gold, leave treats for the kids and make mischief for mom and dad to clean up. He is super sneaky and none of us can ever seem to catch a glimpse of him; no matter how hard we might try!… Continue reading Leprechaun Trap DIY

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

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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?

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