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Resources and Tips for Healthy Weeknight Meals

I am going to guess that you know exactly what you should be feeding your family. You know what the experts recommend: more veggies and home cooked meals; less sugar and convenience foods. It’s not a matter of knowing what to feed them, it is a matter of time. Many of us don’t have the luxury of spending […]

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Identity Crisis: On the 5th Anniversary of Becoming “Mom”

{Photo credit: Sarah Elizabeth Photography} In just a few days, we will celebrate my daughter’s fifth birthday while I will silently be celebrating the fifth anniversary of becoming “Mom.” This name has not just become a title, it has become my identity. I am a completely different person than I was five years ago. I look […]

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Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy

{Disclosure: We have partnered with Seasons Family Chiropractic to talk to you about both the benefits of seeing a prenatal chiropractor during pregnancy and the benefits for infants and children seeing a pediatric chiropractor. Some of the top prenatal and pediatric chiropractic clinics in the metro can be found here.} 41 weeks and 3 days pregnant. As […]

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

Or so says the magnet on the side of the file cabinet in my office (that’s filled with snacks and shoes, but that’s neither here nor there). At my core, I’m an adventurer, a change-lover, someone who looks at that magnet and thinks, “Well…of course!” But let’s be honest – motherhood can be the opposite of […]

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BodyArmor: Hydration For The Whole Family {Sponsored Post}

We have partnered with BodyArmor™ to introduce you to their new line of hydration beverages. While this post is sponsored, all opinions are 100% our own. We are quickly becoming a soccer family. This year, our oldest has actually played year-round, which means a lot of time at the fields – both indoor and outdoor. […]

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You Know, the Martyr Dies (On Self-Fulfillment)

{Photo credit: Anna Lygocki Photography} I love strategizing how to get to yes, and I love saying “yes” even when I’m saying “no.” I am very good at saying “yes.” I hate the obvious label, “people-pleaser.” Innately, my goal is harmony, and many times, compromising, or saying “yes,” gets me there.  I’ve also learned that the […]

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What I Learned About Mommy Wars by Running a 5K

Technically it was a 6K. And while that doesn’t matter in the purpose of this post, it certainly matters if you’re running and not a “runner.” That extra half mile-ish feels like you’re wearing lead shoes and a 1900s-era corset around your lungs. “Where the $%^@ is the finish line?!” I’ve done quite a few 5Ks […]

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Being Prepared for Cold Season with Hylands Cold and Cough Remedy

We’ve partnered together with Hyland’s to bring you this sponsored post. While we received compensation for this post, the views and opinions expressed below are entirely our own!It’s here; the season every mom dreads. Do you know what season I’m talking about? You guessed it; cold season. The Kleenexes runneth over, humidifiers filled with essential […]

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5 Reasons to Love the Sunbeam XpressHeat Heating Pad

We have partnered together with Sunbeam to bring you this sponsored post. While we received compensation for this post, the opinions expressed below are entirely our own!Ever since having my third baby, I’ve struggled with horrible sciatic pain. It comes and goes, but there are many nights that sleep is difficult and getting comfortable is […]

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