5 Ways Shape Mags Is Developing Children’s Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills

Thank you Shape Mags for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are mine alone.  Kids amaze me because what their tiny minds are capable of is astounding. One of my children in particular is quite the inventor. He can take the most random odds-and-ends from around our house or yard and deconstruct, build, and ultimately wield them into newfangled, … Read More

Fighting Distractions—10 Activities to Help Moms Be More Present

The noise is inescapable most days—the chatter and lights from the TV, the bings and rings from our phones, the coming and going, and the rushing this way and that… it’s all so much. Many days I tend to bury my heart and mind into the mindless, needless distractions while my poor kids suffer from half-here-mommy syndrome. I’m a stay-at-home … Read More

3 Steps to Make Your Kids’ Bath Time Routine Fun (For You)

I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate link included. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own! Sometimes I think that I might be the laziest mom alive. Like if the lazy moms were to get together and vote a pageant queen for the lazy mom club, I would find … Read More

What Teen Camp Taught Me About Raising Kids

For the first time in six years, I spent nearly an entire week kid free! Well, sort of. My three biological children stayed with their grandparents while my husband and I were whisked away on a passionate week-long getaway to . . . teen camp. Yes, we packed our bags to haul around twenty teenagers to Global Youth Camp in … Read More

Why Mealtime Alone With Kids Is the Worst

I hate to cook. There. I said it. That’s right. These moms are all like, “I just love getting into the kitchen to create something new and nutritious for my family. It’s such a stress reliever.” Really? I don’t get it. Sure, I love eating food. Serve me up a palate-pleasing plate of deliciousness and my taste buds will thank … Read More