• Celebrate Advent the Simple Way

    Including a Simple Advent Planner to set you up for success! This year I wanted to house everything I use to plan a simplified Advent season for our family in one spot. In today’s post you’ll find resources to help you tell the story of Jesus’ birth to your family, tools to organize the family calendar this holiday season without overwhelm, and some tips to help simplify your home along the way. Free Advent Planner Printable Pack From our home to yours, this is a free simple printable pack to help you plan out your family’s holiday celebrations, the simple way. Build in the celebrations you already have scheduled, weed…

  • Homemade Hot Cocoa on the Stove Top

    A hot cocoa recipe worth the effort of a five minute stove top stir, I promise! This is our go to for those cold winter days when the kids want something to do… and something sweet to eat! Whipping up a fresh batch of homemade hot cocoa is a regular request in our home, and I’m not complaining about it! Made with everything you already have in your pantry, you won’t find any fancy random ingredients required in this homemade hot cocoa. Rich. Decadent. Sweet. Delicious. Creamy. And OH SO GOOD. Hot Cocoa Nostalgia, party of two. I previously shared this homemade hot cocoa recipe on my Instagram page when…

  • Take the 2022 Phone Detox Challenge

    There’s a reason you came to this blog post! Maybe it’s because you feel like crap as you’ve succumbed to yet another doom scroll on social and it’s only 10 AM.  Maybe it’s because you’re mortified of how many times a day you tell your kids to “just wait a second” while you prioritize what’s on your screen. OR maybe it’s because you recognize your phone use is off balance and you want to create firm boundaries for a better lifestyle. Whatever your reason, I’m glad you’re here!  And PS… I’m guilty of all of the above too. Take The 2022 Phone Detox For 10 days we are saying goodbye to…

  • Encourage Independence in Kids with Daily Rhythms

    including this free printable pack! When I first started out parenting, I always told myself I’d never be that parent that hangs little charts up (and you know how I feel about those ‘nevers’). It seemed too formal and forced. But once I realized my child was craving independence around two, I realized maybe those charts weren’t so bad after all. In our home we introduced a simple morning and evening routine by placing visual charts up in our daughters’ room. By giving them an easy reminder of the steps they could take on their own, we saw them bloom in independence. They know what was expected of them, and we get to relax…

  • Easy Savory Dinner Recipe: Green Bean Skillet

    It’s full of rich beefy flavor, it’s melty and cheesy, and it packs a mean veggie punch! The best part is the savory + cheesy flavor helps mask the greens, meaning even our pickiest eater asks for seconds! This recipe is so simple and uses only one pan. We love using our cast iron but a regular pan / skillet would work too! Love Your Cast Iron Skillet with these 5 simple tips! The links in the post are a part of the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from Amazon from any potential purchase. This is what keeps my blog running, and keeps me…

  • Updating the Big Girls’ Room with New Bedding

    If you live anywhere with internet + you’re a mom = you’ve probably heard of Beddy’s Bedding. It feels like they’re everywhere. Many (almost all) big bloggers have and recommend them! They’re highly reviewed as “The bed that makes itself!” and claim to be the solution to a multitude of problems with kid’s bedding. Especially when it comes to unkempt messy beds that never get made + a stellar solution for hard to make bunk beds! Long story short… I tagged Beddy’s in an IG stories the other week while sharing a few bunk bed making tips, because some of you have shared with me that you have + love…

  • Simple Morning + Evening Rhythms for Kids

    With a free printable to get you started! When I first started out parenting, I always told myself I’d never be that parent that hangs little charts up (and you know how I feel about those ‘nevers’). It seemed too formal and forced. But once I realized my child was craving independence around two, I realized maybe those charts weren’t so bad after all. In our home we introduced a simple morning and evening routine by placing visual charts up in our daughters’ room. By giving them an easy reminder of the steps they could take on their own, we saw them bloom in independence. They know what was expected…

  • How to be Marriage Positive with Date Night Check In’s

    Marriage positivity isn’t the most popular side of the fence to be on, especially on social media. Needless to say I was super nervous when I hit “post” on some thoughts the other night on IG (find it here). But I was so happy, relieved actually, because my inbox was FLOODED with you amazing women agreeing that marriage positivity needs to win this battle. I’m curious, when did our perception of successful relationships become so heavily weighted by negative quotes on social media. These cliche’s can be so detrimental toward how we perceive the success of our own relationship. I’m speaking from experience on this one. In early marriage I…

  • PARENTING :: Time and Space

    This morning in my yoga class, the teacher asked us to inwardly acknowledge why we came to class today. A common practice in yoga. Normally I give myself a generic answer. Because I just can’t get past that surface level vibe until I’m about three downward dogs in. But today was a little different. Time. Space. Time and Space. And I repeated it to myself a few times. I am worthy of time and space. And man, did that really resonate with me. All the talk last week of self care, mixed with my current reads: Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, and Rest by Thrive Moms,…

  • PARENTING :: Realistic Parenting Tips

    It’s no joke that parenting today needs to come with a whole new handbook of rules, tips and tricks. Momming today is hard, with all the new gadgets, social dimensions and pressure to be the self sufficient, multi faceted, do it all mom. I’m five years in with three kids (plus one in the oven). And I’ve learned some sh*t. I’ve learned enough to know that I don’t know anything. So I did decide to scrounge up the few truths I have acquired to pass along to any other mom about to embark on this so called “journey toward motherhood.” Some of the links in the post are a part…