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, …

How Pinterest Ruined My Life

That’s it. I’m breaking up with Pinterest. In the beginning, it was all new and exciting and filled with hopeful promises of high class 3-course meals using just 4 easy ingredients and tutorials on how to transform my trailer into a mobile mansion with a countryside cottage feel and educational tips that guaranteed my children to be Beethoven-playing prodigies before …

4 Reasons Why I Dread My Kids’ Teenage Years

I hear people say all the time that teenagers today have it so much harder than we had it over a decade ago—that social media has intensified the peer pressure and the bullying. Well, I 100% agree. I’m terrified for my children to become teenagers and quite honestly am praying for a miraculous Twilight Zone-type time halt to transpire, freezing …

5 Hard Truths New Moms Learn

This piece of mine originally appeared on Her View From Home. Before I became a mommy, I had pieced together in my mind this awe-inspiring portrait of what motherhood looked like. You know – prancing around my organized and spotless kitchen in my monogrammed apron surrounded by taste-bud tantalizing aromas, excited giggles, and pitter-patter of little, darling feet. But then …

A Letter to the Lonely Stay-At-Home Mom

You know how frustrating it is when a well-meaning loved one says “I know how you feel” when he/she really doesn’t have a clue. To be honest, I’m annoyed even mentioning this scenario. But even though this statement has been tossed around flippantly and abused quite a bit, please don’t roll your eyes too far back in your head as …