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What NICU Nurses Want NICU Parents to Know

What NICU Nurses Want NICU Parents to Know

What NICU Nurses Want NICU Parents to Know   Our Liam was born on January 4, 2018 at 34 weeks and 5 days gestation after a two week hospital stay for mama! Because of all of the complications we faced in pregnancy and his age, […]

The Best Advice You’ll Read All Day About Having a C-Section!

The Best Advice You’ll Read All Day About Having a C-Section!

The Best Advice You’ll Read All Day About Having a C-Section! I’ve been a Mom for 10 years, which means that being a Mom is actually the skill I’m most experienced in if you compare it to my professional resume. My pregnancies are cray to […]

DIY: 5 Minute Baby Socks Organization Hack

DIY: 5 Minute Baby Socks Organization Hack

The Baby Sock Organization Conundrum If you’re anything like me, you have your kids mostly dressed and have 15 minutes to get to an event that’s 20 minutes away when you realize nobody has socks and shoes on. With four children, this is a time […]

Blog Goals January 2018: Our Second Month Blogging

Blog Goals January 2018: Our Second Month Blogging

  Check out our blog goals for January 2018, our second-month blogging. We are excited about the momentum we saw in December 2017 and we are ready to tackle this new year.   Why We Decided to Start Blogging: Our ultimate reason for starting this […]

Get Your Kids Coding With Swift Playgrounds

Get Your Kids Coding With Swift Playgrounds

OUR TAKE ON CODING WITH SWIFT PLAYGROUNDS We believe that coding and a knowledge of computer science is an essential part of our children’s education. However, the majority of schools don’t even teach computer science. So, for the time being, it is up to us parents […]

Grow Your Blog: How to Engage Your Audience

Grow Your Blog: How to Engage Your Audience

  Are you trying to grow your blog? Engagement is the key to growing your blog whether you are hoping to increase page views, unique readers or subscribers. So what is engagement exactly and how do you know you are doing it right?   Engagement […]

2018 Family Goals & Intentions: NOT New Year’s Resolutions

2018 Family Goals & Intentions: NOT New Year’s Resolutions

  I’m a huge fan of family goals. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions.    Any day now, I will become a mommy to four beautiful and crazy little kiddos! We set out to change our lives at the beginning of December […]

My Last Pregnancy: I’m Not Ready

My Last Pregnancy: I’m Not Ready

My Last Pregnancy is Coming to an End   I’m not ready to be done having babies. I’ve been grappling with this question for the last few months as one severe complication after the next has piled up throughout this pregnancy. Now, I’m sitting here […]

Quick Winter Craft Roundup

Quick Winter Craft Roundup

It’s time for a quick Winter Craft Roundup! Check out the awesome crafts we found on Pinterest and some of our fav sites below!!   I’m currently in the hospital because of severe complications in my pregnancy. I’ll be here until I deliver Liam, which […]

Recipe for Reindeer Pretzels

Recipe for Reindeer Pretzels

I first made these Chocolate Reindeer Pretzels when I was 8-years old and have made them almost every year since! These are a simple to make Christmas treat that kids can complete with adult supervision of course.   Print Chocolate Reindeer Pretzels Prep Time 20 […]

Get Your Kids Coding With Osmo

Get Your Kids Coding With Osmo

Our Take on Coding with Osmo Coding Awbie We believe that coding and a knowledge of computer science is an essential part of our children’s education. However, the majority of schools don’t even teach computer science. So, for the time being, it is up to us […]

How to Monetize Your Blog – Part 1

How to Monetize Your Blog – Part 1

Are you looking for advice about how to monetize your blog? Me too, but Here’s What I Know 12 Days Into Blogging   We began our adventure into the unknown blogging world by doing a whole lot of research. I am the queen of research […]

How Walmart Won Me Over With Grocery Pickup!

How Walmart Won Me Over With Grocery Pickup!

  My Walmart grocery pickup experience absolutely changed my opinion about Walmart. I’ve never had a great experience with Walmart in the past, so I tend to avoid this retailer as much as possible. However, they just built a Walmart in my tiny town and […]

Top 20 Best Sellers: Children’s Christmas Books

Top 20 Best Sellers: Children’s Christmas Books

Top 20 Best Sellers: Children’s Christmas Books 2017 A little over a week left until Christmas morning and it’s time to make sure you’ve made your list and checked it twice! Another important part of our Christmas Bucket List is to make sure we get […]

New Year’s Eve Free Printable – 2017 Year in Review

New Year’s Eve Free Printable – 2017 Year in Review

NEW YEAR’S EVE FREE PRINTABLE ALERT!   Did someone say free New Year’s Eve printable?! 2017 has been a life changing year for us and one of my personal goals for 2018 is to be more intentional with documenting milestones and memories. To help kick […]

Star Wars Geekery

Star Wars Geekery

We got to see the premier of Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening night! Our geeky adventure has a backstory however… Dear reader, believe me when I say that I used to be cool. I promise. However, like most dads, I have begun the slow […]

DIY Slime Kit

DIY Slime Kit

  DIY Slime Kits   For Christmas, Peyton & Charlotte asked for the Nickelodeon Mystical Slime Kit by CrazArt. Super cute kit, but would absolutely be gone in 1 day! In order to have enough slime for all 3 girls to play with (including a […]

What’s Under the Tree for Our 1-Year Old?

What’s Under the Tree for Our 1-Year Old?

WHAT IS THEA GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS?!   There are less than 10 days to go until Christmas!! You might be wondering what we have purchased for the girls for Christmas after checking out some of the Holiday Gift Guides that we used for ideas. I […]

What’s Under the Tree for Our 5-Year Old?

What’s Under the Tree for Our 5-Year Old?

What is Charlotte Getting for Christmas?! There are less than 10 days to go until Christmas!! You might be wondering what we have purchased for the girls for Christmas after checking out some of the Holiday Gift Guides that we used for ideas. I actually […]

What’s Under the Tree for Our 9-Year Old?

What’s Under the Tree for Our 9-Year Old?

What is Peyton Getting for Christmas?!   There are less than 10 days to go until Christmas!! You might be wondering what we have purchased for the girls for Christmas after checking out some of the Holiday Gift Guides that we used for ideas. I […]

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