Figuring Out My “Mom” Beauty Routine

If you are a mom then you know that having any kind of beauty routine with a newborn is next to impossible. For the first five weeks of Lincoln’s life I was lucky to change out of my pajamas. Taking a shower was a luxury that didn’t happen every day. After Mike went back to work I told him I needed help with Lincoln to take a shower....more

What My Students have Taught Me About Babies….and what My Baby has taught me about myself…..

Kids say the best things, right? Teaching while pregnant has been.....entertaining.  It's amazing how 9 and 10 year old children have so much advice about pregnancy and how to ...more

How to Feel Your Best During Pregnancy

I got a LOT of advice at the start of my pregnancy about how to feel my best......and one piece of advice stood  out.  Keep moving, get exercise!  I'm not going to lie, this picture was at the very start of my second trimester and I was still SICK.  Like, really sick.  I always had intentions of keeping up my regular runs during pregnancy.....but running made me feel SO wasn't an option....more

For When I Wish I Had all the Answers

Raising two very active and very curious little boys is exhausting. My sons have been known to wake up and barely untangle themselves from a top sheet before the barrage of questions and queries starts. Question upon question about everything from the color of the sky, to what batteries do, to why they can’t ride the dog....more

Fighting My Arch Nemisis

A lot of you probably don't know this, but I'm a fashion school graduate. Yeppp, I've got me a shiny ol' bachelors degree in fine arts for fashion design and merchandising. See look? I even had to draw and stuff. Ask me how many years I've used said degree.Answer: Zero. Goose egg. Nada....more

Hate Doing Laundry? We Know, We Know... Here's Something to Make Life Easier.

 You know what I love? Clothes. (And shoes ... and accessories ...)  You know what I do not love? DOING LAUNDRY! Actually, full confession: I loathe most household tasks, and am always beyond thrilled when I come across something makes a task easier in some way....more

Tips to Preserve Your Jeans

Rather than breaking the bank each new season and going crazy buying a whole new wardrobe, I like to update my look by finding fun, affordable accessories to pair up with my old stand by’s and investment pieces. There are a few items that I consider “worth the investment” – a nice purse, great boots, a good trench coat, cashmere sweaters and quality denim....more

What's for Dinner? with the Wisest Kid in the Whole World!

What's for dinner?  Ahhh, the million dollar question, right?  While I'd love to say that I'm one of those moms that has my menu planned out and ready to go every week, instead I'm usually standing in front of the pantry in the evening, waiting for some mealtime inspiration....more

The Wisest Kid in the Whole World

With three kids, I’m very well aware that kid’s really are wise beyond their years. That’s why I love Campbell’s new Wisest Kid in the Whole World. We all love sharing things about our kids—from pictures to funny things they do....more

Blending Tastes

Growing into a family of seven has required me to take meal planning much more seriously.  Let's face it, scrounging the pantry in order to feed three little ones can work in a pinch...but it's doubtful I'll find anything to serve my three littles, two teens and a hungry man.  So I have been brushing up on eating well and pulling out old recipes along with learning some new ones.  Each person that I serve nightly is picky in their own way so I try to provide some flexibility within our meal plans.  It's challenging!  ...more