Surviving the Beautiful Newborn Days

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. I have very strong and very mixed feelings about the newborn days. Before I became a mom, I romanticized the squishy baby days. […]

How to Peacefully Transition from Naps to Quiet Time. Plus 15+ Quiet Time Activities!

This post was sponsored by the PLAY-DOH brand from HASBRO as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Visit the Hasbro website to see the fun new PLAY-DOH Town playsets!  I’m a big believer in quiet time. I’m also a big believer in naps, but unfortunately my […]

18 Reasons to Love the Terrible Twos

I’m writing this during nap time of my baby’s third birthday. I tried to get her to promise me that she would stay two forever; sadly, she refused. I know that age two is supposed to be terrible, but I’m going to miss it. And that’s saying something since, for the ten weeks our foster […]

9 Ways to Have an Awesome Neighborhood

Some people might say that our neighborhood is storybook quaint. We have wide sidewalks, old trees, a location that’s within biking distance from everything we need, a simple playground, and a huge group of kids who get together regularly for planned and impromptu play dates, bike rides, and snow shoveling parties. A lot of these things are happy accidents, […]

30 Date Night Questions and Conversation Starters

We just celebrated our tenth anniversary. Ten years! Holy moly! I don’t know what makes me feel older–turning thirty, having three kids, or being married for ten years. Honestly, it might be the ten years of marriage. I mean, I thought we had accomplished something great after just one year, but TEN YEARS?! That’s legit! The past ten […]

MURDER at the Haunted Castle: Murder Mystery Dinner Scripts, Tips, & Ideas

What’s better than a really good birthday party? In my opinion, it’s a really good murder mystery birthday party. This is the third murder mystery party we’ve hosted, and each time I’m left with memories of awesome costumes, the high that comes from lots of laughter, and the reminder that we have awesome friends. Since this was my 30th […]

Twenty Things I Learned in My Twenties

For this sponsored post from Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant, I was asked to share a personal story about my own “Truly Radiant Finish.” And guess what? This week I turn 30! So today I’m celebrating a #TrulyRadiantFinish to my twenties. (Keep reading to see why the hashtag matters to you!) I should probably be excited (and […]