Advantages of Being a Working Mom

(Disclaimer: I am a working Mom and it’s VERY, VERY hard! I am no means perfect, but I try to manage as best as I can with what I have!)I’m Shannon.  A Working (Teacher Mommy) to 2 kids ages 7 and 2.  The best thing about being a Teacher? The summer, of course!!...more

The 4 Gift Rule for Christmas Day

The holidays are here with all the hustle and bustle. I decided a few years ago to try and scale back a little on Christmas.  Christmas should not just be about presents and gift giving. Yes, it’s fun having kids and seeing their excitement but honestly they don’t need much. My kids get a lot of gifts through out the year. Something came across my Pinterest feed one night and I thought it was the PERFECT idea. It’s the 4 rule gift rule. It’s very simple....more

Surviving The Stomach Flu

Last week, I got THE CALL.  You know the one…  Your phone rings, and you see that it’s your child’s school calling. There’s only 1 or 2 reasons your child’s school might call you during the day.  Either they’re sick, or their teacher needs to discuss something with you.  It’s usually the former.  Sure enough, my 2nd grader had complained that she didn’t feel very well, and shortly thereafter, fell asleep in the classroom!  I drove to pick her up early, but not soon enough…  She vomited twice in the hallway while walking to the office....more

Life with a 2 Year Old

Just a few weeks ago I was writing about my sweet, loving 2 yr old boy. Now I have a full fledged 2 year old BOY. To put it nicely, he’s in his terrible 2’s. Like right now. He’s exhausting! He loves to show off his terrible 2’s in public. Some of his favorites:...more

Dealing with Migraines

Migraines: The worst type of head pain you will ever feel in your life. Nearly 1 out of 4 people in the US suffers from migraines. Are you one of them? I am…...more

Are you SUPER Mom?

Moms are super busy people. I didn't really know or get it until I became a Mom myself. Then I started to see and appreciate all my Mom did for me over the years. Really, what would we do without our Moms? From the moment we get up until our heads hit the pillow Moms are going, going, going....more

5 Things I Learned About Boys (In 2 Short Year)

 It seems like just yesterday I was leaving the hospital with my sweet baby boy. I had no idea how to do boy stuff since my first child was a girl. I quickly learned that boys are VERY different from boys!...more

Great Tips to Help Your Anxious Child

When my daughter started kindergarten all our dreams came true for her. She attended an amazing school, she had an awesome teacher, and she made some wonderful friends. She was way more outgoing than we thought she'd be. She had absolutely no problems at all (except liking to go socialize in the bathroom too much!). The summer before first grade was smooth too. We swam almost every day and made lots of memories. ...more

The Truth About Postpartum Weight Loss

So, here I am, 15 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight, 9 weeks postpartum.  I saw this coming.  First of all, it's my third baby, so I'm familiar with the postpartum weight loss journey.  But this time, not only am I in my late 30's, but I also gained more weight with this pregnancy than with my first two.  Sigh.  But I lost all of my baby weight with the first two babies, and I know I can do it again! ...more

Easy Ways for Moms to Make Extra Money

Life is expensive, right? As a Mom, it's hard to make extra money sometimes, especially if you are a Stay at Home Mommy. It seems like we are always invited to attend fun play dates or activities that cost money. I'm going to share a few ways I have made some extra money that are (mostly) easy....more
Someone else recommended the Wal-Mart app...why can't it be Target hahamore