With Christmas rapidly approaching, I thought now would be a perfect time to give you my top 5 favorite things I bought for the baby. When I was pregnant, I was constantly reading articles about what we needed to make it easier once the baby arrived. For every one of those articles, I would read… Read More My Top 5 Favorite Baby Things that You Need!
So, this post was originally up in January. I had great plans for this month with the blog. I blinked and then all of the sudden it was mid-January. I had not written or posted one thing that was for the month of January. Instead of allowing it to be a fail, I am just… Read More Focusing On Connections in February
I love decorating for Christmas. It is so much fun to get special decorations out once a year to transform your house into a magical winter wonderland. We transform our house from top to bottom every year. We set up a Christmas village that goes throughout the entire living room and foyer. We have a… Read More Maximizing Christmas Decorations in a Small Kitchen
I have been a step-mom for 8 years now but I have known my husband longer than that. We dated for almost 2 years before we got engaged and were engaged for a year. During that time, we dealt with a high conflict ex-wife. My step-son clashed constantly with his mom. She would, in turn,… Read More Keeping a Marriage while Blending a Family
I love shopping for clothes. It is one of my favorite things to do. I have done Stitch Fix in the past and loved it. When my step-kids were younger, I loved shopping for them. There is something so much fun about shopping for kids. I haven’t figured out exactly what it is about… Read More Kid Things! My Experience and Why You Need to Use It
I’m sitting here flipping through pictures on my laptop of when Aiden was first born. He was tiny. He used to sound so squeaky. Sigh. I miss those sweet little squeaky cries. Everytime I flip through the pictures though, I am instantly transported back to those feelings of intense love and intense fear. Postpartum hormones… Read More What I Wish I Knew Before Having a Baby
One thing that I try to keep in mind with blogging is that 5 or more years from now, should any of the kids come across this on the web, I want to be able to sit next to them while they read it. I debated about actually typing this blog out. Would it be… Read More Why I Don’t Love My Step-Kids as My Own.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Our neighborhood is always full of kids trick-or-treating, neighbors are usually set up out front with grills having cookouts, and there is just an air of excitement. We jokingly refer to it as a Disney Channel movie type of event. When the older kids were… Read More Easy Infant Halloween Craft
Oh my word. What a whirlwind this past month has been. I recently left my full-time job to take on the full time job at home. Between everything that our family has going on, it was best for us to have one parent home full-time. During that time, I decided to start a blog to… Read More What is This Mommin’ Life?
It has been almost 7 months since we have had our newest little guy join our crew. It did not take as long for us to realize that mixing babies and teenagers was going to be harder than we thought. We have hit a lot of bumps in the road but here are the… Read More Top 5 Things I’ve learned about Teenagers and Babies