• Best Affordable Shorts for Mom

    Summer is here and that means the kids are out of school and it’s time for adventure.  We might be headed to the park, the zoo, vacation or just running carpool to the various camps and clinics.  It’s hot and humid in the midwest so as much as I love a good pair of jeans, it’s just too hot if… [Continue Reading]

    Best Affordable Shorts for Mom
  • Life Lately Volume 2

      Wow!  What a busy couple of weeks we have had around here. If you missed my post about how this time of year makes me feel a little bit like a headless chicken, you can read that here.  We have 8 days of school left and we are all ready for summer.  The weather has us itching for pool… [Continue Reading]

    Life Lately Volume 2
  • How to Overcome Body Image When Shopping

    With the changing seasons, many of us are stepping into our closets and realizing we need a few new pieces to update our wardrobes. I’ll be honest, my favorite season to shop for is winter. I can pile on the layers, cover any problem areas, and still feel like a million bucks! Iowa summers mean humidity which does not pair… [Continue Reading]

    How to Overcome Body Image When Shopping
  • 6 Ways to Survive the End of the School Year

    It’s almost the end of another school year and it makes me think of a story my grandma used to tell me as a little girl. She used to go get some chickens from the farm, come home and chop their heads off so they could prepare them to eat.  She said they would run around the backyard like crazy.… [Continue Reading]

    6 Ways to Survive the End of the School Year
  • 10 Things Motherhood Has Taught Me

    I dreamed of becoming a mom my whole life.  One of my favorite pastimes well beyond when it was socially acceptable was to play babies.  I loved to stroll my dolls around.  I watch my own daughters lovingly dote on their baby dolls as well.  Motherhood has been the best gift and the hardest assignment I have ever had. It… [Continue Reading]

    10 Things Motherhood Has Taught Me

April 2018 5 Things Bringing Me Joy

  I am so excited to be co-hosting a monthly linkup with 3 other sweet ladies I met through blogging and now consider friends!  Crystal from Hall Around Texas, Whitney from Polka-Dotty Place and Heather from My Glittery Heart.  On the 4th Friday of every month, we will be sharing 5 Things Friday – What’s Bringing Me Joy!  You can…

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What’s Up April 2018

Hey Hey! It’s the end of April (say what? It felt like January most of the month so it IS hard to believe).  I feel like it was both a slow and fast month.  It never fails to amaze me what we can pack into just 30 short days!  We have been busy this month getting our adoption paperwork together,…

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DMMB Article | Grandparent Hangover

  Make sure to check out my latest article for the Des Moines Moms Blog and tell me I am not alone in feeling the effects of WAG (week after grandparents)!  It was a week full of inflatable floats big enough for snuggle sessions for the whole family. Candy whenever the kids wanted it, no early rushed mornings, late bedtimes,…

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Shared Kids Closet DIY Organization System

Happy Friday!  Last weekend, we completed several to do list items for the adoption which is a Friday Favorite for sure!  We worked hard on our dossier paperwork to do list!  We also did a little closet organization, so our girls can start sharing a room.  We will hopefully need the nursery for our newest child by fall (read more about our…

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Kid-Friendly Way to Organize Kid Dishes

Kid Dish Organization that Promotes Independence With 3 kids, the amount of times someone needs a drink is too many to count. Someone is always thirsty and they have a strong opinion on their glass type and color, amen?   So, I asked myself this question, “Is there a spot in the kitchen that the kids can easily access and can…

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Favorite Products Under $10

  Last week, I asked our tribe on all social media channels what their favorite products under $10 were.  We all have things that make our life easier, more joyful and more simple! Who doesn’t love a good recommendation? I do!  If you didn’t get to share, make sure you sound off in the comments with your favorite under $10…

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11 Best Cleaning Products for your Home

To make cleaning easier, I put together a tote with all of my favorite cleaning products so it’s easy to grab and go when I need to clean (because I never want to).  I house the main floor tote under my sink and the upstairs cleaning product tote in my laundry room. I am cleaning like crazy these days because…

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10 Must Have Items for your Car

  I spend about as much time in my car as I do anywhere these days since one of my jobs, it seems, is to chauffeur my kids to and from all their activities.  Several years ago, we succumbed to the minivan phenomenon and haven’t looked back since.  Are you on the minivan train? Don’t knock it until you try…

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5 Friday Favorites

It’s Friday and I won’t lie even though I am talking about Easter and spring finds at Target this week but it feels like it should be January.  We are all ready for a good dose of Vitamin D and warm sunshine on our faces…until then, we will just keep on keeping on! We are excited about seeing college friends…

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