Mothering

Decocrated Summer 2021 Box

When the Decocrated Summer 2021 Box arrived on my porch it was as if a ray of sunshine was shining over my house. The bright yellow box was filled with all sorts of home decor goodies, perfect for the summer season. New to Decocrated? Let me fill you in. Decocrated Curated Home offers seasonal home… Continue reading Decocrated Summer 2021 Box

Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

Oh, Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate moms, moms-to-be, mother figures, etc. A special day all about us. So why does it always seem like I never get to relax that one day a year?! I’m always rushing from house to house to celebrate, organizing gifts and cards and flowers for the moms in our… Continue reading What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

Health & Lifestyle · mom hack · Mothering

Toy Storage & Organization

How did we get here?! When did my kids accumulate so many toys? I’ve been a mom for less than five years but I swear if you stacked all of my kid’s toys on top of one another it would reach the moon. And I’m not even exaggerating.And why do things have to have so… Continue reading Toy Storage & Organization

Health & Lifestyle · Mothering

Lessons & Blessings Learned During My First Year Working From Home

I have been working from home full time for a year now. That is something I never thought I would say. Prior to this journey there were times I thought I would love to be a stay at home mom, but living solely on a teacher’s salary did not allow for that. I’d also thought… Continue reading Lessons & Blessings Learned During My First Year Working From Home

Mothering

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? There… Continue reading Snow Paint

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Toddler Boy Valentine Basket

Boys get pink and heart-filled Valentine baskets at our house, too! Hank’s was slightly different than my daughters’ basket. Check out what’s inside below (two-year-old boy). The Basket I purchased these pink baskets at Target. I made a cardboard yarn heart and letters and added a couple of yarn pompom a to personalize them. I… Continue reading Toddler Boy Valentine Basket

diy · Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Toddler Girl Valentine Basket

This is my first year doing Valentine baskets for my kids and it certainly will not be my last! I had so much fun crafting, making treats and gathering fun little surprises. Here is a closer look at Lennon and Rowe’s (4 years old) baskets. The Basket I purchased these pink baskets at Target. I… Continue reading Toddler Girl Valentine Basket

mom hack · Mothering · toddlers · twins

Potty Training: The Methods and The Madness

Here we go again! It’s ironic that the week after my Toledo Moms blog post on potty training went live, my two-year-old son, Hank, started showing interest in using the toilet! I was ignorantly basking in the bliss of not having to clean up accidents and continuously ushering the twins to the bathroom when Hank… Continue reading Potty Training: The Methods and The Madness

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