Protecting My Family With The Best Gun Safe

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but my husband has a serious obsession with hunting. Well, I call it an obsession. He calls it a hobby. I’ve let him know very sternly that I do not want guns around our kids. Just reading about statistics on gun violence in the US gets…

Read More

Baby Products I Couldn’t Live Without

Having three kids, every time I venture into Babies-R-Us, I feel like I’m in Santa’s workshop. I could wander around for hours… if I didn’t actually have three kids. There are so many new products out today that didn’t even exist when I had my first child, who is only 3 ½! There are far…

Read More

Why I Decided to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom was a difficult choice for me, but with so many parenting styles and influences on our kids, I also decided it was the best choice. I am an only child, a control freak, and a do-er. So, I always imagined my life would be career-driven… with a family. I pretty much…

Read More

The Joy of Toilet Training Two Kids at Once!

First of all, toilet training should be considered an Olympic sport. And toilet training two toddlers at once should automatically guarantee you a medal of some kind. As for me, I would win a gold. Scratch that. I would win TWO golds! The key to toilet training is small victories. Toilet training is like a…

Read More

Is a First Birthday Party Worth the Effort?

Having been through two first birthday parties, I feel like I can present a valid argument for why celebrating the big “1” is important for both you and your child. The birthday party tradition is one steeped in history. First celebrated by the Ancient Egyptians and made contemporary by the Germans, birthdays, especially first birthdays,…

Read More

Why We Love Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids may seem like a crazy idea; but, we all know I love crazy! Beyond the stress of planning our first trip, there is so much to gain from traveling with kids. I adore traveling with my kids – all three of them! Adulting can really warp your view of the world around…

Read More

Kitchen Appliances That I Love

Being a mom has made me learn to love my kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of our home. We spend hours every day in the kitchen or around the kitchen table. So, I have worked over the last few years to make it perfect. Kitchen tools excite me, so I research all I can,…

Read More