How to Get the Behavior You Want from Your Children Without Losing Your Sh*t

Do you know how to get the behavior you want from your children without being the parent you hate? Do you have someone that you call when you want a second opinion on your parenting decisions? I think we all have someone or someones that we call when we feel like we need confirmation that […]

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Hideaway in your Life

My daughters, they saw an Instagram video of a friend’s little girl lip syncing Kiesza’s Hideaway. It was the first time they’d ever heard the song. They were instantly obsessed and being my children, of course they never do anything to scale. They had to take it and run away with it. After making several Instagram […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Categories: Parenting, Parenting, Raising Girls|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back-to-School ~ Diary of a Recovering Helicopter Mom

Back-to-school school is upon us.
Yesterday morning, I took my girls back-to-school. I know that I should be rejoicing. I thought I might be. This summer has been very busy and trying but instead, I was sad. Sad that another summer is gone and there are so few left before they go off to college. When they are […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Losing Our Saffaron Still Breaks Our Hearts

As a family, we love animals. The first thing the Big Guy and I did together as a married couple was adopt a gorgeous brindle boxer puppy. We named her Saffaron and she was our first little girl; our first dip in the parenthood pond. We were young and in love and we adored this […]

By |August 11th, 2014|Categories: Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Do you Get Your Freak on In Your #SwaggerWagon ?

Wait! Have you heard that the latest technology in minivans makes it so that I can yell at my kids in the car without having to scream over the Kids Bop #71 millionth edition CD and the two of them out octaving one another to the tune of, “NO, YOU’RE THE worst sister ever!” What?

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By |July 29th, 2014|Categories: Parenting, Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

Only 9 More Summers

Mom work life balance, is there even such a thing?
Oh the working mother guilt in the summertime is almost unbearable. UNBEARABLE. I thought I couldn’t handle leaving my girls all day and going to an office to work because I didn’t want to miss anything and I still don’t. There are only 9 more summers […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Things to do in Boston When Traveling with Children Part.1

I’ve made a short list of things to do in Boston when traveling with children.
When my family was in Boston,Massachusetts we saw and did a lot of wonderful things.Honestly, too many things to mention in one post but I would like to mention some of our favorites.

I won’t lie, I drug my kids all over […]

Duracell Batteries Help Soothe Frightened Children on Stormy Nights

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser Duracell. All opinions are mine alone.
The song says rainy days get me down but not my family because we’ve got Duracell batteries a plenty from our local Walmart. We’ve got rechargeable Duracell batteries in AA because almost everything we own takes AA batteries and […]

Seussical at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Seussical A whimsical adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss July 5–August 17, 2014.
Do your kids love Dr. Seuss? Do you? I grew up reading Dr. Seuss and now, I read Dr. Seuss to my girls. They love the Lorax, the Whos in Whoville and especially the Cat in the Hat! Well, guess what? […]

Boston + the Walking Dead + Westin Waterfront Boston = Best Family Trip EVER

I went to Boston and fell in love.
I am serious. I just got back from Boston and I have fallen madly, deeply and head over heels in love. The people, the food, the beautiful harbor and the accents that had me wanting to ask everyone I met to please say “The Hopper” it was my […]