Irina Stoneking

I am a mother, first and foremost, to my world-Elliana and Graham . A wife to my best friend, Andrew. SAHM by day and an ICU RN by night. I have a love for photography, a good book, and a great laugh. This is my journal. Our life. And a book to my children. My hope is to live life with no regrets, and to LOVE hard along the way.

My Blogs

Tips in traveling; Less stress, more fun.

Thank you Kohl's for #Sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions stated are that of my own. 1. Make a list ....more


Compromise.Growing up, I never thought that I would be the parent of compromise. In fact, I would even venture to say that when our daughter was a tiny baby I thought that I would grow to be this strict what I say goes type of parent. After all, that is my personality– stubborn, thick-headed, and pretty much impossible to change when my mind has been made up ....more

A guide to traveling with children from one mother to another.

This is #sponsored post brought to you by Kohl's. All opinions stated are that of my own. Growing up as a kid, I remember associating summer with two things: no school and the beach ....more

I'm looooving

This free printable chore chart that we hang in the pantry and E fills with stickers throughout the week....more

An Outdoor Oasis, Appetizer Party, and a Happy Mama.

Thank you Kohl's for this #Sponsored post. As always, all opinions stated are that of my own. One thing that I learned growing up is that good company is needed for the soul....more

Discovering New Animal Facts on the Daily

I am part of the Parragon Book Buddy. I received books to review, however, no compensation was received for writing this review. All opinions stated are that of my own ....more

Going from scary to exciting. The different from one to two and two to three.

Andrew and I have talked more about baby number 3 in the past couple weeks than I care to admit. In fact, we have talked so much about it that one would even think that we were either 1) Pregnant or 2) Trying....more

The 4th of July Must-Haves

Thank you Zazzle for sponsoring this post. All opinions stated are that of my own. 1. Vintage Poster to remind us freedom isn't free 2 ....more

I confess.

I confess... I delete pictures from my instagram. Simply because I think they are boring—food, books, box labels, and anything else that I think will not interest anyone that had not already seen the image ....more

The truth about girls and pictures.

A couple weeks ago, I went to Michigan to visit a friend. Naturally, we took pictures—selfies, food shots, car shots, scenery shots, etc. You name it, we took it ....more