WOW Summit ’17: Calling All Mamas & Bloggers!

By |2017-09-21T08:16:17-04:00September 21st, 2017|family, travel|

Disclaimer: I was provided with free tickets to Moms Meet Wow Summit in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One of my favorite things about the blogosphere is the amazing network of women that I have met and connected with. Despite living hundreds to thousands of miles away, I have [...]

9 Ways to Jumpstart Your Day

By |2017-09-20T20:29:25-04:00September 20th, 2017|family|

With fall mornings on the horizon, I'm finding that the cooler and darker mornings make getting out of my warm and cozy bed a bit more of a daunting task. When I stick to a morning routine and take a few important steps, my mornings are SO much better and productive. Starting the day on [...]

Kicking It | One on One Time With Your Children

By |2017-09-06T11:37:20-04:00September 6th, 2017|family, style|

Disclosure: I was sent Reebok Classics shoes to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Lately I've been making a great effort to provide one on one time with each of my children. In the hustle of our days, often neither child is getting much personal attention [...]

Tips for Traveling on a Budget as a Family

By |2017-06-14T14:10:33-04:00June 14th, 2017|family, travel|

One of my favorite things to do is to travel and explore new cities and areas. Our traveling has definitely changed a lot in the last decade with the addition of two kiddos, but we've managed to still get out and build new memories with our family despite it being a whole lot more work [...]

The Best Family Friendly Places to Visit in San Diego

By |2017-06-10T21:31:34-04:00June 10th, 2017|family, travel|

Several months ago, my family and I traveled to San Diego. It was perfect timing as Michigan was still trudging through the last of our winter-like weather and we were desperate for some sunshine, warmth and to soak up some Vitamin D. It was definitely a perfectly timed trip to get us through the early months [...]

7 Ideas To Help Your Toddler Eat Healthier

By |2017-05-31T18:01:22-04:00May 31st, 2017|family, food, health|

What is it with toddlers and their always changing preferences? One week my daughter will eat any and every single thing in sight, the next week she's insistent upon a diet of chicken nuggets and cheese or refuses to eat anything at all. While I try not to stress about it too much, I still work [...]

Dear Daughter, Always Remember…

By |2017-05-12T13:15:19-04:00May 12th, 2017|family|

Do you feel that? There is a major shift thats occurring worldwide (yes, worldwide) when it comes to being a women and it's overwhelming powerful and empowering.  It's no surprise to those that know me well that I lean quite heavily to the left and that the title "feminist" is one that I proudly hold [...]

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Learn to Swim Day with Your Family

By |2017-05-09T21:11:04-04:00May 9th, 2017|family, health, Uncategorized|

I feel like I'm a pretty laid-back, non-helicopter parent, but there are a few things that do terrify me as a parent to young children. Those two things are choking and drowning. Did you know that drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14? Nerve-wracking, right? With summer [...]

How to Have a Stress-Free, Mess-Free Mealtime with Toddlers

By |2017-05-06T14:22:26-04:00May 6th, 2017|family|

One of my favorite milestones during the baby and toddler years is introducing new foods. I loved seeing my kids reactions and finding new favorite foods that would alleviate a little bit of the mealtime battle we occasionally deal with. While the adventure into solid foods is exciting, unfortunately the mess is not! Below are a [...]

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