I conducted a fun experiment with my mother. I had decided I was going to write down 10 things my mom taught me growing up for Mother’s Day and decided it might be fun to get her thoughts on things she hoped she taught me. We had quite a few that were on the same page and others not so much. Here … Continue Reading..
Warmer weather means grillin’ season is here. Try these quick fixes to dress up the classic American fave. 1. Ranchy Burger Ranch goes great on everything, right?! While prepping the ground beef/turkey for patties, drop in a little extra love with half of a dry ranch packet (for each … Continue Reading..
I have something from my past that many people would never want to admit: My first “real” job was at Walmart, and I worked there for more than two years during high school. I know most people see it as the most evil place on earth. Well, I beg to differ. I had friends that worked there, I knew I … Continue Reading..
My baby is turning 7 months on Friday. I can't believe where the time has gone... She's done so much growing...and sleeping. And eating. And pooping. And now she's babbling away and laughing at plastic bags. The joys of first-time parenthood. I wouldn't trade it for the world. This post was … Continue Reading..
I try to visit my grandma (my dad’s mother) as much as possible, but part of me thinks “what good is it?” She’s 89, but can’t remember how old she is (she says she’s 90, but I remind her she’ll be 90 in September). She can’t remember where she puts things. She offends people without knowing it. … Continue Reading..
It has been a very long time since I’ve had a real* girl’s night out (* = wine involved). Counting my pregnancy and the near 7 months since Little K was born, it has literally almost been two years. Let’s just say I was long overdue and ready to have a full-blown night out on the town. Thanks to … Continue Reading..
There are so many great reasons to shop online. A.) You don’t have to leave the house, which means avoiding packing up baby. B.) You can get tons of great items for fantastic prices. Here’s some of the top websites to score deals. I do not get a commission if you click on any of the … Continue Reading..
Dear baby girl, You are such a little blessing and we are so excited you have finally decided to join us in this world. We’re quickly learning why everyone said we’d be so tired. You’ve got us up every few hours during the night to start the cycle of poop/pee, feeding and back to … Continue Reading..
Inspired by fellow bloggers who write amazing posts (*cough Mommy Is In Timeout cough*), I decided to check out this Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop button I've been seeing. Pretty neat stuff. Each week I will receive a list of writing prompts, and I will decided if any of them are worth developing a … Continue Reading..
One of my favorite things about having a little one is I get to see things through a child’s eyes all over again. To get excited about our future adventures together, I’ve compiled a list of 25 places/events I am super stoked to take Little K to in metro Detroit. 1. Detroit Zoo I have so … Continue Reading..
After sharing my getting preggers secret, I thought this post might also be appropriate to help you get an idea of my mom experience thus far. Please do not be too scared to have children after reading this. I’ll talk about baby amnesia in a later post, but just know that I am ready to do this all … Continue Reading..
Each Friday I will post a Fab5 feature highlighting fab things/advice I have learned so far. Being a mom can be the toughest job you’ll ever have – especially with an unhappy baby. Thankfully, advances in technology have made it a little bit easier on us. Check out these items to make your … Continue Reading..