The 5 C's of Choosing a Daycare

When I found out I was pregnant with Liam, I had just started a new job. After the first day, I got into my car, called Chris and immediately started bawling as I cried,...more

Hitting the Jackpot {A Giveaway!}

I love having candles around the house. However, since Liam arrived and he has considered it his life's mission to undo anything decor-related in our house, most of our candles are hidden on shelves behind frames or in boxes. Chris often tells me that we should get more candles, and I remind him that we have about 16 hidden ....more

The Business of Marriage

We celebrated Valentine's Day with an early dinner on Sunday night - just the two of us. Once you have a child, dinner alone as just adults is one of the most rejuvenating experiences. All you have to think about is your...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Freezer Meals

Ah, freezer meals. As in,...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is sometimes the thorn in my side when it comes to the weekend because first, it's a non-negotiable expense, and second, it's usually accompanied by a restless toddler. If I can get in and out efficiently, under budget, and with a happy kid, I consider it a success. After I...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Planning Meals

Planning out the meals for the week can be a little tricky. There are a few things I do to make it seamless. First, I consider our schedule for the week....more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Finding Meals

Finding meals is probably the hardest part of meal planning for me. This is mostly because I try to mix things up so we don't eat the same thing every week, and I also don't have a ton of time to pour through cookbooks. My main go-to source?...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom

I could eat cereal every night for dinner. Seriously. Just rotate Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Honey Nut Cheerios, and I'd be completely content ....more

This Is It

When I first met Chris, I heard a voice telling me, "This is it." Within the first ten minutes, I knew he was it and I now know it was God nudging my guarded heart. Over the last five years and through a lot of ups and downs, I think back to that night when I was so beyond sure that this was it. On the long days want to give up, I remember that this is it ....more

The Five O'Clock Dinner Hour

I think for every parent - whether you are working outside of the house all day, or working from your house all day, or staying at home with little ones all day - the five o'clock hour is pretty much the most torturous of all hours. I swear something shifts with the planet alignment and the moon phase and the gravitational pull because it seems like adults and kids both lose it. Our five o'clock hour always seems hectic ....more