Today will be better.

Today will be betterI don’t know any mom that goes to bed at night thinking “wow, everything today went perfect…just like yesterday! I did everything right and my kids were perfect too!” If you are out there, please email me…we need to talk. For the rest of us, the struggle is real. And I am not talking about trying to get melted marshmallows out of the car seat or figuring out what to make for dinner. I am talking about every day….second guessing, comparing, doubting, and feeling bad about…well almost everything. But, today…today will be better. (more…)

How to get to the pool…with 3 kids!

pool-1227098_1920It is a beautiful day. The sun is shining and the weather app on my phone said it is going to be in the mid 90’s…so the pool it is! I love being at the pool with the girls…getting there is another story! My 2 year old wakes us up at 6:30 am every day, so we are super lucky to get an early start on the day. How does the morning work with getting everything packed and 3 kids ready and out the door? Well, something like this… (more…)

Surviving the Summer with Kids

Survive the summer The days are long, the air is warm, and the fridge is bare…yup, it’s summer! Every year, I tell myself that “this summer will be the best summer yet!” I make a mental list of all the things I am going to do different. I make a list of all the places and things we will do…and then poof, just like that the summer is over. I always look back and remember having a great time with my girls…and exhaustion, I always remember being super tired! But, we have fun. Every day is packed with fun! So, how do I do it? Here are my tricks to having a great summer and surviving to talk about it! (more…)

I am learning to juggle…working mommy goes back to school!

Being a working mom and going back to schoolI am doing it…and I am doing the best I can! Juggling working full time and going back to school was tough before I had kids. Once I had my first daughter, I had to put my studies on a time out. That time out lasted longer then I would have liked, but I am back at it! A lot has changed in the past 5 years as it relates to working professionals getting their masters. Now, there are so many online options. This is great for working moms…heck this is great for everyone! Here is how I am juggling it all…did I mention I don’t know how to juggle! (more…)

Are you ready to be a mommy?

are-you-ready-to-be-a-mommyA friend recently got married and the topic of kids came up. “You going to have any kids?” I asked as my little one was climbing all over me…meanwhile I was balancing my wine glass…never spilled a drop! “I think so.” She replied. That’s not good, I thought, you can’t think you want kids…you have to KNOW. You need to be all in if you are thinking about having kids. Having kids is not like picking out a new pair of shoes. If they start annoying you, you can’t put them back in their box and put them in your closet….although that sounds tempting! So how do you know when you are ready to have kids? (more…)

Mosquito Patches…do they work?

IMG_3657We live in an area with a lot of mosquitoes! Some nights, we can not even sit outside because they are so bad! I do not like using anything with Deet. I don’t like to use it on myself and especially not on the girls! I am always looking for the next best thing when it comes to repelling these awful blood sucking bugs. I like using certain sprays BUT hate that the girls then have to take a bath. I know, I know that sounds awful….but think about it. It is a beautiful summer night…the girls have been in the pool all day, so they took a bath…my husband and I are on the back patio enjoying the night and the girls want to spend 10 minutes with us before going to bed….should I spray them down or let them be eaten alive? This is where I am at an impasse. I am usually yelling at them to “get inside” because they will get eaten by mosquitoes…and they are usually yelling back that they don’t care. But we all know how that story goes. Once they get the bites, then I am stuck listening to “it itches so bad mom”. Then they itch it too much and it bleeds…its a mess! Plus, now we have to worry about the Zika virus! My head is spinning! (more…)

Have a Better Beach Day with the Kids! Tips and Tricks!

Have a better beach day Summer is here! I love the summer, it means warm weather, long days, pool, and the beach! Got little kids? I do…3 of them! Here are some useful items to bring to the beach.

Baby Powder
This magical powder is not just for bums! Baby powder is great for getting sand off of hands! Towel dry your child’s hands and then sprinkle with baby powder. Have your child rub the powder all over their hands. If you have never tried this before, prepare to be amazed! Baby powder is a must have for the beach! (more…)

Weighing in on the 400 pound gorilla!

weighing in on gorillaI have taken my eyes off my children for a minute…or two…and things have happened. I lost my middle daughter when she was just 14 months old. And by lost, I mean lost…gone…heart pounding…tears streaming down my face. We were at a grand opening for a local gym facility. The place was packed…and my baby was missing. I was lucky, we found her. Did I blame myself? Yes. Did I feel like I was the worst mother ever? Yes! Did I need anyone to tell me that I sucked at being a mom and that I made a mistake? No! We live in a world where people think it is okay to judge other people’s parenting. Everything, from what we feed our kids to whether or not we read to them before bed is judged. It needs to stop! (more…)

Want nice curls…with no heat?

Get cute curls without using heat!I have the worst hair! It isn’t curly and it isn’t straight…it’s just a mess! If I want it to look nice, I have to add curls to it. My hairdresser can tell you that years of using a hot wand are destroying my hair! I have breakage like you wouldn’t believe! Recently, I found out about Savvy Curls. I was super skeptical…beautiful curls without heat? Yeah, okay! When I got the band in the mail I thought it was super cute! Savvy Curls has a bunch of really nice designs to choose from. I chose the navy and white stripe.  (more…)