When a clean house includes fun activites for kids – everyone wins

How can homemaking involve fun activities for kids? How many times have you been asked "so what do you do all day?".  At least 100 right?  Yea, I am so over it.  I just answer that question with an eye roll these days.  I mean we do EVERYTHING all day!  If they only knew what a stay at home mom schedule really looked like!  Its not just rainbows, sunshine and Pinterest perfect fun activities with kids.  Am I right? Lately I've found myself getting pretty frustrated that I can't seem to get … [Read more...]

Summer Activity Schedule – Organize Your Fun

My kids are not in school yet, so just because its summer does not mean that our schedule is any different.  However, its summer and there are so many things that I want to make sure that we take advantage of in this season. I also know that as a SAHM if I don't put things on a schedule I can allow myself to "just do it tomorrow".  I stay at home with my kids so I can spend time with them.  So I can make memories with them.  I hate the days when I lay down at night and realized we didn't … [Read more...]

Raising a strong-willed child

I gave birth to what most people would describe "a strong-willed child".  I personally hate this term.  It's just a nice way of saying that my daughter is out of control.  Sometimes she is, but she's also only three.  She hasn't learned how to properly express the emotions that she is feeling.  Most adults I know don't do too great of a job at this either. The amount of times that I have gotten irritated looks at restaurants makes me sad.  I get sympathetic glances from other shoppers almost … [Read more...]

9 Tips for a vacation without Kids

Its finally happening!  The first adult vacation without kids you have taken since becoming a mom.  You are excited and you are terrified.  You know deep down that you need and deserve this time alone but the guilt you feel is overwhelming. From experience I'm going to give you a few steps that you can take to make this vacation a little less traumatic for yourself and your kids. Tips For Mom   -1- Let go of the guilt.  Seriously.  You are a person, your own person, who has likes and … [Read more...]