Do you want me to let you in on a little secret? Your kids want you. They want your time, attention, energy. They want your tickles and giggles and hugs. I know, it feels like you are constantly giving, giving, giving… and yes, you are. But do you[…]

*This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy here. A couple months ago, I bought the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This bundle is no longer available (it’s only sold for about a week every year), but one of the great perks of the bundle is all the bonuses![…]

Our Oregon Coast and Portland Vacation Last night, we got home from a long, exhausting drive after a wonderful vacation trip. The drive wasn’t actually very long (6 hours), but when both kids were overtired and screaming, each minute felt like an hour! Our trip was full of[…]

I’m writing this listening to the crashing waves- oh, what a wonderful sound. There’s a fire in the fireplace behind me, warming me from the cool ocean air drifting in through the open balcony door. Gracelyn is sleeping in a pack ‘n’ play in the corner. Every so[…]

It was one of those days where everything seemed to be going wrong. I was largely pregnant, and every time I tried to accomplish something, James (around 19 months old at the time) would get into something he shouldn’t and I’d have to stop him, or he would[…]

My firstborn, James, was a ridiculously easy baby. He slept through the night by 6 weeks, took numerous naps during the day (it took until he was almost 2 to get down to just one nap), always ate like a champ, entertained himself very well, and was overall[…]