life with a toddler

Real Talk: I despise the stomach bug.

November 7, 2017

Real Talk: Every single time I have a good grasp on life, a plan of action, and a mission, something goes terribly, terribly, and unexpectedly, wrong. I know that this phenomenon is not something that I, alone, suffer from. I mean, I know it’s just life. But, damn!, the stomach bug has the worst way […]

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Explore Ohio // Fun Fall Activities

October 31, 2017

Fall has long been my favorite season here in Ohio. We truly get the best of it — the changing leaves, the crisp air, and all of the fun things to do! I’m not talking about your typical apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Nope. I’m talking about all of the things you’ve often overlooked. You […]

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Back to PRESCHOOL Must-Haves!

September 14, 2017

We JUST started back-to-school last week! I was READY! I know, I know.. preschool is just a few days a week, for just a few hours a day. But being on this schedule saves our family, ya’ll! Ari is currently enrolled at the YMCA (where I work) for preschool. He attended two-day preschool last year, […]

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Explore Hilton Head //

September 4, 2017

We returned from our first big vacation as a family of four just over a week ago. We travelled over 11 hours to get to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where we met up with my mom and dad (Mimi + Poppy), and my sister and her family. So there were 6 adults, two babies, […]

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Our Summer in Pictures

August 28, 2017

Guys – something amazing happened this Summer — we had fun — and I stepped a bit away from this here blog. I did, however, start posting all kinds of photos to my Instagram stories as a way of ‘photo-blogging’ my way through the summer months! In case you aren’t following me on Instagram (which, […]

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5 tips for an Easy Toddler Bedtime Routine //

July 29, 2017

Neither of my children were good sleepers as babies. It’s one of those things that I was alwasy really resentful of. A new mom needs a lot of rest, and I was hardly getting any rest, let alone “lots.” Hearing about other moms experiences with their kdis sleeping through the night as soon as they […]

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How To Totally Ruin Pinterest Crafts in 4 Simple Steps //

July 5, 2017

Let me quickly set the stage — Ari wants to do a Fourth of July craft and I want to oblige. I mean, I’m a crafty mom, right? I do a quick pinterest search, locate a ‘firework’ paint craft, and gather our supplies. Easy peasey! Or, it should have been. But guys — here’s the […]

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STEM Learning with Snapology // WIN a LEGO® brick set

June 2, 2017

STEM learning, or the concept of education based in science, technology, engineering, and math, is something I think about frequently as a mom of a 4 year old. See, I understand the importance of engaging Ari in learning from an early age with things that interest him. Heck, I’ve had him enrolled in building classes […]

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5 Ways To Get Your Baby To Eat Healthier //

May 3, 2017

Before I get started, let’s clear the air. Just say it with me: “Feeding tiny humans is ROUGH!” Before having kids, all of us (yep, ALL of us!) were all “Oh, I will never let my kids eat that!” Guys. If you don’t have children, never ever make the mistake of saying that! See, I […]

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A New Week // our life lately

April 26, 2017

Oh, hi! I’ve been doing my best to keep up with, well, everything. But, once again, I feel like I’ve only been able to give like 45% to each part of my life. So yeah. Here I find myself on a Wednesday, wondering where the heck this last week has gone! Ari got the cutest […]

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