• 3 simple Ways To Stay on Task at Work

    **Thank you to Alice from Nuggetlands for Guest-Posting Today** Ever since I went back to work full time in December, I have been struggling to stay focused and on task. I work in an open office environment so there are constantly a lot of shiny objects for me to be distracted by. Not to mention the never-ending notifications of breaking

    3 simple Ways To Stay on Task at Work
  • How to Declutter Your Child’s School Papers

    **Thank you to Amanda from Jasper & Willow for guest-posting today** Before you get started on organizing kid’s school papers you need to clear the clutter first. And whoa mama can there be a lot of paper clutter! Learn how to declutter kid’s school papers the easy way by asking yourself these 3 simple questions. As Summer approaches your home

    How to Declutter Your Child’s School Papers
  • Simple Summer Activities for Kids

    **Thanks to Heather from Glitter on a DimeGlitter on a Dime for guest-posting today** Summer Break is quickly becoming my favorite time of year! It is nice to forget about school routines for a while. We enjoy doing a DIY Summer Camp with lots of fun themes and activities. I know that route is not for everyone though. That is

    Simple Summer Activities for Kids
  • Life Lately Volume 15 May 2019

    We leave in less than a week for China to go get Quincy!  Just typing that blows my mind.  Scott and I were talking in the car the other night and we said we will remember these moments for the rest of our lives.  We are crossing things off our packing list, ordering last minute essentials from Amazon (like these,

    Life Lately Volume 15 May 2019
  • Chiropractic Care Benefits + Other Frequently Asked Questions

    You can watch the full interview here.   Whenever I share on social media that I have been to the chiropractor, I always get lots of questions about why I go and what chiropractic care looks like.  So I thought rather than just me explaining it because I’m not the expert I’d have my chiropractor Dr. Jennifer Knobbe answer some

    Chiropractic Care Benefits + Other Frequently Asked Questions

Simple Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and kicking it off with a fun, Valentine’s day breakfast is a fun way to enjoy the holiday with all your sweethearts. Since breakfast around here usually includes frozen waffles and a variety of boxed cereal with bed-head, it’s fun to do something extra special to celebrate.  Let’s be honest, I don’t want to get up tooooooooo…

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12 Simple Valentine Activity Ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I love a reason to celebrate mid-winter with my family so even though Valentine’s Day isn’t necessarily meant for the whole family, I always include everyone and celebrate our love for one another with some simple activities. If you are looking for a way to celebrate your husband or kids or both, I have 15 things…

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Favorite Valentine Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Happy February which means It’s almost Valentine’s Day!  I love a good reason to celebrate, especially mid-winter.  We celebrate as a whole family!  What about you? This year, we will do our traditional heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy’s which all stems back from Scott’s and my first Valentine’s Day.  We ate at a local pizza place and they served us…

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Life Lately Volume 12 January 2019

We have nearly wrapped up the first month of 2019.  January was a much more low-key month but we still managed to fit in a lot of fun, a whole lot of basketball and plenty of downtime too!  Before we move into February, let’s take a look back at a little life lately around here. January started off pretty quiet…

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Simple Indoor Activities For Kids

Psst…I am so excited that my friend Angela agreed to guest post today and share some amazing indoor activity ideas for kids.  Thanks for sharing with us Angela! It’s no secret that winter days are long! With cold temperatures and less sunlight, we tend to spend more time indoors. I know winter days can get super long, so today I’m…

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Simple Ways To Spend Less Time On Your Phone

Recently, my phone got some water damage and it had to be resuscitated at the local fix-it place.  I didn’t even have my phone at my house and I was grabbing for it for at least the first 24 hours it was gone. I am addicted to my phone. On average I spend 3 hours and 34 minutes on my…

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How To Create A Life-Changing Morning Routine

For years, my morning routine consisted of being jolted awake by a set of tiny toddler eyeballs inches from my face.  I got up when the kids got up because I was not a morning person and resigned myself to the fact that I never would be.  However, I coveted a few quiet moments alone guilt-free.  I knew the answer…

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10 Simple Ways To Drink More Water Every Day

We all know its important to drink water.  The benefits include better skin, detoxified the body and improved digestion.  Not to mention staying hydrated helps us to feel more alert, feel full and curb those cravings.  However, with so many other delicious beverage options,  I am looking at you fountain soda, coffee, and hot tea, it’s hard to make yourself…

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How To Host a Favorite Things Party + $10 Favorite Products

This week I went to a favorite things party for the Des Moines Moms Blog contributors.  We did it last year too and it was such a hit we did it again.  Every time I go I leave thinking I want to host one.  Not only do you get some great recommendations, but you also get to know each other…

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How to Develop a Purposeful Quiet Time Routine

Most mornings my alarm goes off at 5:45 am, I can’t believe I just typed that.  I am not a natural born morning person and for years I had no desire to get up long before my kids. These days, I know I will regret pushing snooze so I flip off the covers, slip on my slippers and head downstairs…

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