• 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…

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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…

  • 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…