As a busy, SAHM/W(ish)FHM sometimes I find it difficult to make sure I get quality one-on-one bonding time with my daughter. Sure we're together all day, everyday but some of that time is spent cleaning, getting ready, working, cooking, driving, grocery shopping... you get the gist. There's a lot of "stuff" to do in a day, even for a SAHM.
It's my second Mother's Day with Maddie, although I like to think of it as my third being that I was pregnant in May. Bryan and I make gift giving easy, we literally just email links to what we want. But my mom, she never did. She'd say she wanted "nothing" or "didn't need anything." … Continue reading 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Now that Maddie is getting older and really understanding instructions, I've started a small "chore" list for her. While some may think 21 months is too young for chores, I believe instilling these habits at a young age helps to facilitate routine, discipline, self reliance, and accountability. Plus, she loves when I give her easy … Continue reading Toddler Chore List (21 Months-24 Months)
When we recently went on a trip I borrowed a friend's backpack diaper bag thinking it'd be easier to carry around an airport. And boy was I right. I'm not kidding when I say it was LIFE CHANGING.
Thanks to Pillsbury for this amazing recipe! See my tweaks in blue! Ingredients 1 ½ c. flour 3 c. backing cocoa 1 c. packed brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt 1/3 c. olive oil 1 c. water 1 tbsp. white vinegar ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1 8 oz. package softened … Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes