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You Need to Color

I hear it’s trendy. I hear it’s an actual, real therapy technique. I hear it’s silly and a waste of time. But I don’t care about any of that. I just care that suddenly I don’t have to be talented, skilled, or learn anything to have an outlet. I have hobbies, sure but they are […]

So Big, So Fast

What a crazy time. My oldest should still be the size of my youngest. My second a newborn. My third still a sweet surprise waiting too happen. Instead my youngest is suddenly turning into a toddler-kid. My middle child is leaping out of her toddler years. My oldest will be a kindergartner in the fall. […]


Lifeproof and Pretty

I recently fell in love with Lifeproof cases. I’ve used Griffin and Otterbox before but I like the Lifeproof much better. I bought a Nuud a couple months ago for my older iPad 2 after the case I had on it started falling apart. We have three kids and a dog. I needed the most bang […]

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Seven Reasons NOT to share Kid’s Names on a Blog

I don’t know if anyone noticed but in my previous post I added a picture of my daughter’s birthday cake. You may or may not have noticed that I blocked out the spot where her name would be. Some of my readers (especially family) know our names but many only know us by Sam (me, of […]

Parenting Level Up: 5th Birthday

We have a five year old now. Yikes. I know. It’s crazy to think about. I can’t help myself adding up all the moments and counting down to the ones to come. It’s so overwhelming. 5 years old is so different from the first four birthdays. It’s like this official first step out of “babyness” […]


The 15 Gifts Every New Parent Needs

Trust me! I’m practically a professional at this now with three kids (almost) 5 and under. I know what I’m talking about. THESE are the things every new mom (and dad!) needs (even if they don’t know it yet!). Don’t laugh. I’m as serious as a diaper rash. #1 When that little darling starts climbing up the […]

$100 For Groceries

Lately I have been working on cutting down our grocery budget while eating healthier and making more at home at the same time. There are lots of ways to do this. Shopping sales, meal-planning, and couponing. Meal-planning is my big hurdle. I’m learning as I go. For our family of five, we can easily spend […]

Activity Ideas

Activity Ideas for March!

Everyone is looking for ideas for this annoying in between time. It’s winter. It’s spring. It’s winter again. This is going to be fun for you AND your kids. Add up your points throughout the month of March! The goals are to spend as little money as possible while maximizing quality time and having lots […]

A Collection of Resources for SPD (and more)

Many of these websites and articles go beyond Sensory Processing Disorder. The world of special needs is not cut and dry. In fact, SPD has come under scrutiny in the medical world just as ADHD and autism have in the past. I just focus on the actual struggles attributed to SPD because it’s my own […]

Perspective: Just Another Tuesday as a SAHM

I actually wrote this late at night last week. I tend to sit on the late-night posts because sometimes I know I may regret them in the morning. After 7 days I came back to re-read this one and I think it’s only fair that I get over it and post it on the World […]