Getting Your Kids to Ride Roller Coasters and Make Good Life Choices


I'm often asked how I get my very young kids to ride roller coasters. When Lucy was literally 3 years old, she was tall enough for Space Mountain...and LOVED it.  Loved.  (Honestly, I think back to how young she was and even I'm surprised.)  (For those of you interested, here is a video of the ride taken using night vision...because it's pitch … [Continue reading...]

Holiday Memories {giveaway}


  Ah, the holidays. You know, it's stressful.  And crazy.  And hectic. And wonderful.  And marvelous.  And lovely. Part of that wonderful stress is maintaining (and inventing?) Tradition. Like baking cookies. Listen, anyone who says that baking with small children is a great experience of happiness and love HAS CLEARLY NEVER … [Continue reading...]



I know. I haven't blogged in like two weeks (which is 20 years in blog years) and I come to you with FLOORS. Listen.  Let me ease back into this. It's like riding a bike: you never really forget, but you might be wobbly. (Also, I straight up got out of bed at that I could get this done and beat before the dumb kids came … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Smiles and Checking In


{source}   Wellll helllo there friends! Look.  I know it's been crickets around here.  For a while, it was an issue of being busy and honestly, not having much to say.  But lately, I actually have some ideas bouncing around in my head and I really, really WANT to blog.  I do. BUT I BLAME MY KIDS. No.  Really.  No lie. So you … [Continue reading...]



If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!It’s been pretty quiet around here. On the blog. But in real life…a little louder.  Nothing bad or even particularly amazing.  Just. (I’ve been more active on my Facebook account and Instagram in general.  Microblogging is proving easier this holiday […]

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Sunday Smiles



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Being #unstoppablemoms in 2014 #ad


Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.   You know what makes me uncomfortable? Pointy toed heels. Jeans fresh out […]

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Minted Holiday Cards {giveaway}


  It is time. Time to order holiday cards and get them in the mail to your loved ones.  (And let’s face it, the people you don’t love so much too.  Sometimes.) If you mail out cards, let me simply suggest Minted as an option.  Their cards are TOP NOTCH.  I used them last year, […]

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