5 Reasons I Thrift My Kid's Clothes

Over the past few years, buying second hand has become not only a hobby for me, but a way of life. I’ve learned that most anything needed for our wardrobes and home decorating needs can be found a... Read more

What Happened to "Me-Time"?

Well folks, I messed up. Let me start off by saying this: I HATE breaking promises. And, in my first/previous post, I told you I'd be back the next day with more juicy mama-focused time management tip... Read more

Behind-The-Scenes: Our September Photo Shoot

"Where did the summer go?" I thought as I was planning for the September cover in late July. Visions of apples, fall fun and leaves came into my mind, because for me, after Labor Day is when fall ... Read more

Yes, You DO Have Time, Actually

Me-time. "Sounds lovely, but I'm a mom, and I work," you say, "I don't have time for me-time." This is the hair-trigger response of most moms I know, including myself. We are stretched to the limit... Read more

Parent Tip of the Week: How to Refresh Your Laundry

What comes to mind when you think of soap scum? A bath tub that needs to be cleaned? Dingy shower doors? Maybe a sink that has been neglected? Each of these, areas in and around your home. But what... Read more

The Summer Before Kindergarten

Back in May I had a little mom-xiety attack. C, my oldest, would be off to kindergarten in the Fall. Kindergarten. Like 5-days a week, all-day kindergarten!! No more playdates on a Tuesday morning. No... Read more

Catching ZzZ's

As I mentioned in my last post, we started sleep training with Miss K a little more than a week ago. I had been nervous to do it, thinking there would be lots of crying (on K’s part) and lots of gui... Read more

7 Tips to Save Money at Great Wolf Lodge

We recently enjoyed a family getaway to Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, Ohio.  Located about an hour west of Cleveland, it is just far enough away to not be considered a “staycation”, but is close ... Read more

4 Fun, Free, and Family-Friendly Things to Do in Northeast Ohio

Summer is a great time to take advantage of some of the fun, free, and family-friendly things going on in Northeast Ohio!  My family has been getting out as much as possible, which also means we are ... Read more

Underprepared, Overjoyed

In January 2014 my husband Nate and I received the most precious gift.  Our daughter, K was born and placed in our arms via open adoption.  We were so blessed to have been invited into the delivery ... Read more

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