How To Visit Santa Without Losing Your Mind

Santa's Trains At Look Park 7

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Happy Family Products for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The holiday hustle is one of my least favorite things about December. It feels like every email comes with another reminder of an event we’d like experience as a family or an invitation to […]

On Clean Desks & Clutter

Hashtag Cube Review 1

Many thanks to the folks at #Cube for providing me a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions and my messy desk are my own. Affiliate links present in this post. One of the things I am declaring over myself for 2015 is to end the fruitless social media scroll. There are times in my life […]

This House Needs A Mouse & You Need This Book

This house needs a mouse book review

This House Needs A Mouse is a new book written by C. Jeffrey Nunnally and illustrated by Tamara Z. Brink. Malone and I were sent a copy to review. All opinions are our own. There are affiliate links in this post. Book summery: This House Needs A Mouse is a tale of an extraordinary mouse […]

Get a Free Phone Charger! Seriously. No gimmicks. Crazy giveaway x 2!

Always Charged. Always Connected. Always in Style 2 (1)

Tis the season to get to give cool stuff away! Thank you myCharge for sponsoring this post and giveaway. All opinions are my own. You know what sucks? When you’re on a crazy road trip and your cell phone battery dies because you’re too busy Instagramming the journey or bribing your kindergartner to stop singing […]

10 Stages Of Every Childhood Christmas Photo

10 Stages Of Every Children's Christmas Photo Joy

Ah… the Christmas card photo. Such a classic tradition in our house. For years we’ve sent one. Some years, they even made it out before Christmas. One year, I turned it into a New Years card. Another year, our Christmas card became a Happy Valentine’s Day card.  We receive tons of Christmas cards every year. […]

10 Teacher Gift Ideas (Shared by a 2nd Grade Teacher)

Teacher gift ideas from a second grade teacher.

My mother in law has been second grade teacher for over thirty years. While we were together at Thanksgiving, I picked her brain about teacher gift ideas. This is Malone’s second year in the public school system (he attended public preschool last year) and I want to pour into his teachers the same way they […]

The Coolest Things About Being A Parent

Noticing The Everyday 2

There are so many amazing things about being a parent. I think I could fill notebooks full of the all of the marvelous things I adore about motherhood. I carried both of our children and let me just say, childbirth is crazy awesome and 100% amazing. I have friends who have fostered to adopt their […]

M Is For Monster- Preschool Homeschool Subscription Box

M is for Monster Preschool Homeschool Subscription Box

Malone and I received an M is for Monster preschool homeschool subscription box to facilitate today’s review. All opinions are our own. Thank you, M is for Monster! So far this is the way Malone’s education has gone. Preschool homeschool, traditional preschool with preschool homeschool mixed in, Kindergarten. When he and I started our preschool […]