6 Super Fun Valentine’s Day DIY Crafts for Kids

February is here, and in our household, that means bring on the Valentine's Day crafts! I enjoy coming up with my own ideas, but there are times when I don't feel all that creative. And let's be real -- who doesn't love Pinterest?? I always turn to this app when I want to feel inspired,… Continue reading 6 Super Fun Valentine’s Day DIY Crafts for Kids

Quick tips: New Year’s resolutions

Choosing the right New Year's resolutions can be tough -- especially if you're like me where a good 20% to 30% of them don't always pan out. Last year, I had a list of 15 and only accomplished 9 (which isn't too bad, actually). I've learned, though, that it's probably best to focus on goals… Continue reading Quick tips: New Year’s resolutions


I finally mustered up the courage to watch the full video of George Floyd's murder. I feel sick. I feel defeated. I am furious. Another day, another senseless black death at the hands of men who swore an oath "to protect and serve." Who Will Be Next? My father? My brother? Maybe a cousin or… Continue reading #BlackoutTuesday

Happy 3rd Birthday, Manse!

Another year has gone by and my first born is a baby no longer! *cue the waterworks* While we didn't get to do much of anything I'd originally planned, I wanted to make the most of my little guy's special day. The plan was to have him come downstairs to a beautifully decorated dining and… Continue reading Happy 3rd Birthday, Manse!

Kid-Friendly Recipes: Banana Bread Muffins

SO let me just start off by saying that I absolutely hate bananas. With a passion. I didn't like them as a kid, and I definitely don't like them now. But my kids are obsessed -- go figure. During this period of social distancing, I've been trying to come up with fun activities to do… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Recipes: Banana Bread Muffins

Easter Lockdown 2020

I've never been the overly-religious type, but some of my fondest memories are centered around spending the holy-days with my family. This year was a bit different -- #quarantinelife -- but I wanted to make the most of it for my children. I had originally planned to take them on an Easter egg hunt in… Continue reading Easter Lockdown 2020

The Coronavirus Of 2020: It's Not All About YOU

Outside of the general unease I feel towards COVID-19 and the pandemic we're all facing, I am livid. Livid at everyone who isn't taking this widespread threat seriously. Livid at comments made by my peers about being "young" and how it therefore doesn't affect them. Livid that our country isn't doing more to stop the… Continue reading The Coronavirus Of 2020: It's Not All About YOU

Single Mama of Two: New Territory

I would have never predicted that I'd be raising two kids -- let alone babies -- as a single mama. (But let's be fair...who could predict such a thing?) Growing up, I had plenty of exposure to single mothers and their children. The fathers weren't in the picture for one reason or another, but I… Continue reading Single Mama of Two: New Territory

Manse’s 2nd Birthday: Disney’s Cars

With Manse’s 3rd birthday right around the corner (…seriously, where does the time go?), I thought I’d revisit his 2nd birthday party! After having his 1st birthday plans ruined by the weather, I wanted to go all out with this one. His obsession at the time was Disney’s Cars (still is, really) and he thoroughly… Continue reading Manse’s 2nd Birthday: Disney’s Cars