Ballet and tap lessons have started, we explored a really beautiful area and took family pictures, we recommend this week's books, and more! Just a packed-full week in the life of a mom-blogger.

Ballet and tap lessons have started, we explored a really beautiful area and took family pictures, we recommend this week’s books, and more! Just a packed-full week in the life of a mom-blogger.


Why I cut my hair into a pixie cut - it's not what you think. And why you need to be really careful of chronic mom-ponytail. (Seriously, read this to save your own hair.)

I found the phrase traction alopecia in a search, and I KNEW that’s what I’ve been dealing with. I immediately set out to find a traction alopecia treatment. Here’s everything I’ve been doing, and how it’s all going.


Want to know what we've been up to? Here's what we've been doing, reading, wearing, and sharing! Check out our new favorite vitamins, the cutest baby outfit, a kite that actually flies, and all of our current favorite books.

Want to know what we’ve been up to? Here’s what we’ve been doing, reading, wearing, and sharing! Check out our new favorite vitamins, the cutest baby outfit, a kite that actually flies, and all of our current favorite books.


Living in the desert has tons of benefits - here are just 7 of them. From no mosquitoes and gorgeous landscapes to beautiful wildlife and more.

Living in the desert has tons of benefits – here are just 7 of them. From no mosquitoes and gorgeous landscapes to beautiful wildlife and more.


Six years old is an emotionally challenging time! But we can get through it. Here’s how I’m helping my six year old through the emotional turmoil of being six.


Don't let your kids get to college without knowing these important lessons! You can teach them bits at a time, and your family car is a great tool for all of them. Why not make the world a life-lesson classroom?

Life is one big classroom, and our family car has provided so many valuable lessons for my kids. Here are 5 of the big ones they’re learning!


Dads sometimes need a little help connecting with their babies at first. Here are 5 great ways for dads to connect and bond with their babies from the start. (And they don't include feeding with a bottle.)

Here are 5 great ideas for how dads can bond and connect with their babies, that don’t involve the mama pumping milk and giving a bottle to Dad to feed with.


Traveling with kids? Here's how to stress less!

We’ve done a ton of traveling as a family lately, and while it’s not always a relaxing vacation when there are kids involved, there ARE ways to Stress Less!


Preparing for a new baby? Take this baby expenses quiz to see if you're prepared for the costs. I've been there and done that, and I can tell you that preparing financially for a new baby is SO worth it.

Worried about the cost of a new baby? Find out how much you’ll need here, and how to get ready.
YES, it’s worth the work and sacrifices necessary to get your finances in order, especially when you’re growing your family.
YES, you can do this, no matter what your income level is or what your situation in life is.
YES, there is support available to help you.


Non-Food Halloween Treats: 11 Last-Minute Ideas

Coloring Books – My kids love coloring books, and they’re excited to share them with the neighbors too. This year we got these, which aren’t Halloween themed. That way, if we have leftovers we can use them for other times of the year too. But these Halloween ones are cute too.


SoundBub by WavHello is an awesome portable bluetooth speaker for kids. My kids cannot get enough! The perfect gift for music-loving kids.

My kids love music, but up until recently, I didn’t have a great solution for letting them have it with them wherever they go. THIS is the perfect gift for music-loving kiddos. They’ve absolutely been in heaven since we got it!


How to get more sleep when you have a new baby. MUST read for new moms and dads. All parents can use these sleep tips and tricks.

When you’re a new parent, you’re exhausted. I know. I’ve been there three times. And over the years, I’ve learned some great tips for getting more sleep. I don’t mean getting the BABY more sleep. I mean YOU, the new mom or dad, getting as much sleep as you can during this unpredictable time. You need these tips!



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