The first time we took our son to a hotel, it wasn’t exactly peaceful. He nursed around the clock and he never seemed to actually sleep. Neither did we. I remember carting him into the bathroom in the middle...
Switching to apartment life is no small feat with small feet. I'm the lucky mother of a three-year-old and a four-year-old. They were two and three when we moved halfway across the country from Spearfish, South Dakota to Chattanooga, Tennessee....
I felt a bit of Imposter Syndrome rising in me as I typed the title of this blog post. Currently, my home looks as if a bomb filled with Easter grass, dirty socks, and ketchup just exploded inside. That...
I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. Reading other people’s minutiae can cause a bit of turbulence in our own lives. Recently, I felt the need to cool my own jets after reading someone’s status update. Now, this...
Winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st, but it’s coming. In some ways, it's already here. Bone chilling cold temperatures, snow, and rain. After the holidays, the kids return to school and the house is quiet. As a stay-at-home...
While I may get excited about FedEx, UPS and even DHL making a delivery to my house, nothing warms my heart more than the USPS mail truck driving by and delivering packages and envelopes full of cheer. Heading to...
When I was I college, Amazon was just gaining recognition as an online bookstore. I remember the feeling of pure excitement and maturity to have something delivered to our humble apartment in 2003. Throughout my four years of college,...
If you’re like me, many of my kiddo's everyday events and milestones are captured on my iPhone camera. As much as I want to break out my nice camera and capture them professionally, my iPhone is usually handy and...
I only have one child, but I’m still a professional mom. I mean, really, anyone who calls themselves an actual mom should automatically be classed as a pro, right? However, the interwebs tell me that professionals (at least when...
LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGOS! The word strikes fear in every foot that has stepped on a brick. When my boys were toddlers, they received two large buckets of MEGA BLOKS. Our teenage babysitter had more success building with them. She built towers that...

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Chattanooga Christmas Tree Farm Roundup

Christmas trees are hands down my favorite tradition. Maybe you have several trees scattered throughout your house in various coordinated themes and colors. Maybe...