I came to the conclusion years ago that one of the worst times of my parenting day is bedtime. I’ll just come right out and say it, bedtime with several young children stinks. A few years ago when my now 5-year-old was sleeping only 2-3 hrs per night and no longer napping during the day, … Read More Parenting confession, bedtime stinks.
I’m about half way through my 30’s, and while I enjoyed all the excitement that life had to bring in my 20’s, I am truly enjoying my 30’s far more than I ever imagined. Here are some of the reasons why, and what I’d say to a younger me if I had the chance! Life… Read More 5 Things That Are Making My 30’s Better Than My 20’s
Have you ever cried over the mere thought of having to make a meal for your family? I have. Getting handed 5 pages with dietary restrictions of what your newly diagnosed son can and cannot eat will do that to a mom. When K was first diagnosed as being dairy intolerant, that meant a new… Read More Overwhelmed by Dietary Restrictions? You Aren’t Alone.
There I was, standing alone in the police evidence room, among all the evidence from the worst crimes imaginable, praying, asking God to please give me a sign, because He knows I am that stubborn, that I needed an actual sign on top of all that we were experiencing, and all that already showed me… Read More 7 Areas of Life to Balance and Grow so You Can Live the Life Of Your Dreams, the Oola Life.
Fall is upon us here in Northern Minnesota. The days are getting shorter, the temps are getting cooler, leaves are changing, farmers are harvesting, and pumpkin-everything is everywhere! One of our favorite things to do in the fall is to hit up a pumpkin patch. We found Mother, Goose, and Beans last year and put it… Read More Fall Fun at Mother, Goose and Beans Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!
As I started this journey of blogging, I never envisioned the path it would take me down. But I am so very thankful for the journey it’s led me on and the experiences we are able to have as a family because of the blog. We are loving the time we are spending together, the… Read More Liebster Award- Thank You!
If your kids like Thunder Road, this amusement park is a must-visit when in Aberdeen, South Dakota! We had a sponsored visit to Wylie Park this summer and Thunder Road was K’s favorite attraction! We arrived in Aberdeen late Saturday morning and spent the day at Storybook Land with all our favorite nursery rhyme characters,… Read More Wylie Thunder Road Fun!!!
Whether you have been thinking about blogging for awhile or just got introduced to the idea, I’ve found a one-of-a-kind resource I’d like to share with you. Read on to learn about the resources I used to turn my 3-month-old blog into a business and land our families first sponsored travel. This post contains affiliate… Read More Learn How To Blog With A FREE 5-Day Course & Priceless Mentors
It’s the first day of third grade for my kiddo today. And while I know most moms are posting pictures of their kids who are excited, indifferent, or not happy about the school year while they (mom) is drinking a glass of wine or floating in a pool with a big old smile on her… Read More 5 Ways to Cope for the Mom Who Isn’t Excited for the Start of School
‘Survival-mode’ is a very real season of parenting that my husband and I have found ourselves in. Survival-mode is that space between here and there, now and then, promising and doing, preparing and executing. It’s that space between when I said I’d do something, and me doing it. And most often, that space is so filled… Read More 6 Steps to Surviving Survival-Mode