Tips for Better Sleep for Toddlers


The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Dohmie and Mom It Forward. All opinions are honest and my very own. During the holiday season, everyone’s routines can be knocked off kilter. This can result in a change in sleeping habits for everyone in the house, especially children. Maeve was a great sleeper […]

10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

healthy snack ideas for kids

During the summer, we spend a lot of time away from home. While we’re at the park or pool, I need healthy snacks for my family that we can grab and go. Here are the healthy snacks for kids you’ll find in our pantry, fridge and lunchboxes. 1. Clif Bars My kids and I both […]

A Great Big Grump: 7 Quick Takes and Homeschool Mother’s Journal

— 1 — In my life these past few weeks… I’ve been in a funk. It started as a low lying grumpiness, which I blamed on the weather. After a trip to visit with my friends in Peoria, I came back feeling a little better, with loads of ideas for things to tackle in my […]

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins to Delight Your Holiday Guests | #MeijerHoliday

During the holidays, thoughts turn to baking and crafting around these parts. My kids are loving the fact that I’ve declared a break from homeschooling, with more focus on life skills …. like time in the kitchen. Despite the Great Oven Incident of 2012, we’re still cooking up a storm here. We just have to […]

Makes My Monday: No Harm, No Foul

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this picture on Friday. I’m not entirely sure what happened. I was in the bedroom, when I heard a crash. (not uncommon in my house) Adam came running out of the kitchen …. “Momma, I so sorry. I broke the glass.” I walked into the […]

Visiting Chicago with Children – Tips from a Newbie

Ideas for Visiting Chicago with Young Children

In July, my husband and I left the boys at home and traveled to Chicago with the girls. This trip brought back so many memories for me — the last time I’d walked the Magnificent Mile, I was pregnant with Rachel. She was astounded that she’d been to Chicago before, as a tiny bean in […]

A Homeschool Mother’s Journal in 7 Quick Takes

In my ‘combine everything as much as possible’ style, I’m linking up to iHN’s Homeschool Mother’s Journal AND 7 Quick Takes this morning. Who said multitasking wasn’t helpful! — 1 — In our homeschool this week …. we’ve been doing a lot of reading. My husband is a master of picking out books from the […]