Being The Mom I Want To Be…Even When It Rains

It was a long day yesterday. My little one wouldn’t nap. She was over tired and restless ....more

Remembering Why I’m A Stay At Home Mom

This morning I took my kids to the beach. This is a big deal for me, because there aren’t a lot of places outside of Target that I take them all by myself. The swimming pool is totally out ....more

When Motherhood Changes You… And Why It Might Not Be So Terrible

I remember so clearly the first time I heard it. I was at a friend’s baby shower years ago – before I had any children of my own and being a mom was still just a dream of mine. The shower was beautiful – the cake, the decorations, the gifts, and most of all the......more

Flanders: Not Just Another Diaper Rash Ointment

When you have four kids within three years, you come to terms with the fact that diaper changing is about 90% of your profession. For the past two and a half years, I’ve had three kids in diapers at a time. I’m convinced I would DOMINATE...more

Quantity Time Does Not Equal Or Trump Quality Time

If there was one misconception I had as a working mom it was that stay-at-home moms all had an abundance of quality time with their kids. I mean, they had to, didn’t they? Every waking minute of every hour was spent with their littles so certainly that equated to quality time, right? ...more

The Week I Got Totally Owned By My Kids

Going into this weekend, I was coming off one of the toughest weeks I’ve had in a while. My kids OWNED me. My husband had been out of town a lot for work, and the kids were just BAD ....more

CALIA By Carrie Underwood: Stay The Path

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom, it’s that the ordinary moments in life end up being the most beautiful ones. It’s amazing how things can be so chaotic and crazy and yet in the middle of it all, one of my kids will give me a smile that melts my heart,......more

To The Mom In Survival Mode

Nine months ago, I strapped all four of my kids in the car and brought my oldest to his first day of “school.” School is used very loosely here, since it was really just a place for all five of us to go two hours each week. The first day we rolled into the parking......more

The Right Fit For Dad

I have the type of husband who I could send to the mall and would come back with an outfit for me that I’d like better than...more

The Right Fit For Dad

I have the type of husband who I could send to the mall and would come back with an outfit for me that I'd like better than one I'd pick out for myself. The guy's got style. He is also someone I cannot shop for. He's particular, but honestly I love that he cares about how he looks. Recently, we realized that he desperately needed jeans. But we wanted them to be something that were high quality and age appropriate....more