South Lake Tahoe in the Summer :: 10 Things to do With Kids!

We just completed our annual trip to South Lake Tahoe, and like every year, I leave feeling a little nostalgic. The memories that this beautiful place holds in our lives is irreplaceable. My in-laws have been hosting this annual family trip for over 15 years (10 that I have been a part of). Every year,…

A Better Version of ME and My Journey to Get Here

I was craving a space to be open and honest, which is why I began this blog. My life has had many highs and some extreme challenges which has made me who I am today. While I am not ashamed, some experiences are not only mine to share. Instead, I would like to create an…

Cheers to a Healthy Summer :: My Activia 2 Week Challenge

This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. As a mom, I find myself constantly taking care of everyone else. What mom doesn't? This year I have started to really realize the importance of taking care of myself! If I am not in the best health mentally…

Tips for Spring Preparations

As much as I love seeing the flowers in bloom and knowing that our summer vacations are right around the corner, all of the preparations that go into a new season, in particular a season with a lot of activity, can be overwhelming. When Spring rolls in, I like to de-clutter and also stock up!…

What’s in my Toddler & Kid Survival Bag

As the kids grow and change, so does my bag. I cannot even really call it a diaper bag anymore since Kolton is five and Shayne is almost three and only wears diapers to bed now. Still, pockets are a necessity with little ones and let's face it, the only thing that really makes a…

Tips for Disneyland with Kids

With summer approaching, I am sure many families are planning a trip to Disneyland! We did our first Disneyland trip with Kolton and Shayne in November, and learned so much about how to make the most of our vacation. While Disneyland is definitely the most magical place on Earth, there are several tricks to making…

No Baby Unhugged :: Huggies® Diaper Donation

Our days of diapers are coming to and end. Shayne has been wearing big girl underwear to school for almost two weeks, with minimal accidents! While she is still in diapers at nap time and bedtime, those will be coming to an end soon too. It is very bittersweet to say goodbye to babyhood. As…

It’s JUST Anxiety :: Tips for Stopping the Panic

Let me tell you something about anxiety. There should never be a JUST in front of it. There is no such thing as JUST a panic attack. That's like saying you JUST felt you heart jump out of your chest, you JUST felt you hands go numb to the point of not being able to…

The Beauty of Spontaneity

I tend to over-plan and over-organize often. With so many things on my plate constantly, sometimes the good times end up feeling like a chore that I am rushing through to get to the next task. I have to actually plan to not plan! Ironic...right?  Yesterday we decided to play hooky from everything and packed…

Teaching Responsibilities with PopChart Family

Kolton is FIVE now, and we have been wanting to start implementing a chore/responsibility chart where he can earn rewards. The issue has been how to get him involved and excited in this process. PopChart Family, started by Sara Morris and her family, is a modern and fun behavior management game/app system for families with kids!…