Loss and The Holidays

November is a hard month for my family. If you’ve ever lost a close loved one, than you know that the Holidays can be a little hard. But, losing someone during the Holiday season is that much harder. Four years ago on November 11th my husbands father passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. He was…

Dear Savanna (A Letter To My Strong Willed Little Girl)

My beautiful, strong willed little girl.   Early on in my pregnancy, I had this little feeling deep inside my heart that you were going to be my little trouble maker. You made me so sick almost the whole time you were in my womb. And don’t even get me started on the pain I…

My Babies are Kids Now

So…I have always (and will always) refer to my kids has my babies. But they are both officially kid’s now. And if I’m being honest here, I kinda don’t like it. Please don’t get me wrong, I am always excited to watch them grow and learn new things. Watching them grow into the amazing kids…

How a ‘snack basket’ saves my sanity.

Like most kids, my kids are constantly asking for something to eat. And like most parents, I was tired of having to stop what I was doing to fix them something to eat every 8.5 seconds. So I created a snack basket. Please note there are affiliate links in this post. I will make a…

When Strangers Step in and Help a Struggling Momma

Last weekend I was out shopping with my strong willed, almost three year old little girl. Our first stop was the dollar store.  I hadn’t been out of the house much that week, so I was taking my time. Just enjoying being out of the house and having some one on one time with my…

My Kids Birthdays ARE a Big Deal

October 24, 2011 was the day my life changed in the very best way possible. It was the day my first child was born. It was the day I became a mom. Two weeks shy of two years later, on October 10, 2013, my daughter was born and completed our family. Those two days were…