diy · Holidays & Crafts · Home Decor

Patriotic Wood Bead & Yarn Garland

You all know how much I love a seasonal/holiday mantle. But what you may be surprised to learn is that until this year I had never decorated my mantle (or anywhere in my home for that matter) for the 4th of July! So when Decocrated me to write a guest post on am easy 4th… Continue reading Patriotic Wood Bead & Yarn Garland

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

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

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

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

Mothering · Product Reviews

Lollipop Baby Camera Review

I've always been a regular old, plug your camera and monitor screen into the wall type of mom. Wi-Fi cameras made me nervous (think, creepy old guy hacking into my kids' monitor to watch them sleep...yikes) and I just assumed they would be pretty unreliable. But, when Lollipop offered to collaborate I decided to give… Continue reading Lollipop Baby Camera Review

Holidays & Crafts · Mothering

Hole in ONE first birthday par-tee!

Now that the chaos has died down and my house is cleaned up (for the most part; we still have a semi-deflated balloon arch hanging on the porch and unopened toys strewn around the house) it is time to share the inspiration behind Hank’s golf-themed first birthday party! The golf theme came courtesy of my… Continue reading Hole in ONE first birthday par-tee!

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