• Mom, Dad, and Baby on Beach, Set Up Baby's Dream Playspace

    How To Set Up Your Baby’s Dream Playspace

    Hey y’all! I have partnered up with Jenny, a mom and entrepreneur, who wrote this post to share the benefits of setting up your child’s perfect play area. Read on to see her thoughts on the optimal components of your baby’s dream play space! From the moment our babies are born, they observe that the world around them is made for adults, not for them. We must look like giants scurrying around flipping light switches, admiring art at our eye level, sitting up at our high tables and big chairs free from straps. All the while, they crawl at our feet straining to look up for some hint of enrichment…

  • How to Help Your Mom Friend Pull Out of Her Funk

    As a mom, friends are the main thing keeping us sane. We spend day after day selflessly caring for our families. We give up our alone time and hobbies to keep our little people alive. The only way not to go completely bonkers is to have an outlet to continue being yourself. Now, just because we have friends doesn’t mean that we don’t get down. Moms have their moments and funks just like anyone, but they can be harder to break free from when you are constantly your own last priority. This is where our mom friends really come in! If you have a friend who is going through a…

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    Celebrate Every Holiday with Your Kids

    Typically, I think people are pretty hot or cold when it comes to enjoying holidays. Some say they are pointless and commercialized for big name companies to push products. Others live for them and spend their days getting amped up for the next one. Personally, I love just about every holiday, but I really love celebrating them with my kids. I grew up feeling so special every time a holiday (big or small) rolled around because my mom took the time to pick out perfect little gifts for each of us. Heck, she still does this and 3 out of 4 of her kids are grown and living on our own! I…

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    Motherhood and Mental Illness | Making it Work

    I’m pretty open in my personal life about my struggles with mental illness and how I have grown as a mother. While it is definitely being talked about more, mental illness is still so, so stigmatized. Especially for mothers! You can’t really tell by looking at me or talking to me (unless I tell you), but I have battled Bipolar Disorder for years. Motherhood is a tough journey in itself, before you add in any kind of mental disorder or illness. Because of this, I really want to use this space as an outlet for me to publicly talk about my journey and help encourage mamas that may be fighting…

  • Mom Must-Have | Minimalist Wooden Watch

    If you’re anything like me, style is not your first priority as a mom. Being fashionable doesn’t come easily to me and my kids are better dressed than I am 98% of the time. Honestly, I envy the mom who has the energy to wear anything other than an old tee and high waisted leggings every day. My accessories usually consist of whatever earrings I can find, my cell phone in my pocket, and a diaper bag on my shoulder. Necklaces usually end up in Elliot’s mouth and I’ve struggled to find a watch that doesn’t get in my way. That is, until JORD sent me the most beautiful women’s…

  • How to Be a More Positive Parent

    Being that I used to be that uptight, grouchy mom who had no time to play with my daughter and snapped at her for everything she did wrong, I feel pretty strongly about parenting the way that I do currently. It has become a huge part of me to parent gracefully and positively and to show my kids that they are not an inconvenience. I honestly have no clue when the shift happened, but I am so beyond thankful that I changed my ways because life is just a whole lot happier now! I feel like, a lot of the time, adults treat kids like they should be seen and…

  • 10 doTERRA Products You Need

    It’s no secret that I was totally skeptical of doTERRA until a few months ago. For one, I didn’t realize that they weren’t JUST essential oils. For two, I had absolutely no clue how dangerous the products we use daily really are for us. Three, I didn’t know how to even start using essential oils or what the true benefits they had. I mean, rubbing peppermint oil on your temples isn’t the first thing that people think of when treating a headache, am I right? It’s also no secret that I am now completely sold on all things doTERRA. I diffuse oils religiously, take supplements daily, and have significantly reduced…

  • How to Get Your Kids to Eat | What Works and What Doesn’t

    Meal time has almost always been a point of contention in our house. Breakdowns/meltdowns/tantrums galore. I’m not talking just on Kenley’s end either, LOL! At one point, I had anxiety to even set food in front of Kenley because I just knew that we were going to have a no good, very bad, terrible night. If it wasn’t some kind of breakfast food or dinosaur chicken nuggets, it was going to be a fight. Guaranteed. If you don’t believe me, check out this photo of Kenley after she realized she had almost finished an entire plate of spaghetti that had *gasp* mushrooms in it! I know I’m not the only parent…

  • Goals | Accountability

    The lazy girl in me wants all the success without doing very much work. The procrastinator in me wants to do everything, just not right now. The dreamer in me has all these plans but forgets to put them into action. Anyone else relate? When I have specific goals to reach or deadlines to meet, I’m the most motivated person around. I’ll do anything to succeed and get it all done. Knowing this about myself, I’m taking this post and using it to have you guys hold me accountable and help me reach my goals for the next year. Did you know that people with written goals are proven to…

  • Vacay | Parents Only!

    Have you ever planned something for the future, only to have it be like the absolute perfect timing? Tyler and I spent about 6 months planning a vacation to Florida for his birthday, just the two of us. As it turns out, we had an intense/stressful/ridiculous last few months, so we were beyond ready to get out of town and spend 10 days loving each other, relaxing, and having fun ❤ We had a blast roadtripping (aka jamming to 90s music and eating all the snacks) to Clearwater, FL, where we stayed at the Sandpearl Resort for two nights. You guys. It. was. MAGICAL. We decided that any time we…