Mothering · toddlers

Changing the Game Before the Game is Over

I think we can all agree that over the past nine months most of us have filled the gaps that were once filled with school, extracurriculars, playdates, etc., with a little extra screen time (or a lot extra on some days #workfromhomemom). I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes handing off tablets to my kids… Continue reading Changing the Game Before the Game is Over

Mothering

The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake

When you think “fall desserts”, you probably think of popular choices like apple pie, pumpkin pie, donuts, etc. But, there is one dessert that I think doesn’t get enough credit; the PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE. Imagine if a pumpkin pie and a cheesecake had a baby…yum, right? My favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake combines the best of… Continue reading The BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake

Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Ice Cream Birthday Party Theme

Over the past several years, each time my children celebrated a birthday I would have a themed party. And the theme would include the age they were turning. We have had the following: Unocorn PartyTwotti FruittiYoung, Wild & ThreeHole in ONETwo the Moon Well, the twins recently turned for and I wracked my brain for… Continue reading Ice Cream Birthday Party Theme

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

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