The DOs and DONTs of Road Tripping With Kids


Ok friends, we just got back from a 2500 mile road trip with three kids 6 and under.

Yes, you read that correctly, 2500 miles.

So let’s start off by saying that our extended families live far away…. like 1200+ miles away. Seeing them for the holidays involves extensive travel on our part.

Last year we flew to see the in-laws for Christmas.

Do you know what is worse than driving with three small children?

Flying with three small children  during the holidays. (more…)


Christmas & Thanksgiving = PB&J

IMG_5570I’m a firm believer that Christmas and Thanksgiving go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly, like a burger and fries, like cookies and milk, and like Taco Delite and Friday.

I know there are those that argue that Thanksgiving gets sidelined in favor of Christmas, but I’d venture to say that Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the spirit of gratitude that Thanksgiving brings.  (more…)

Is There Such a Thing as TOO Much School Spirit?


I’ll be the first to admit that I bleed blue… Cougar Blue.

Ok, I’m not a diehard football fan, but that’s mostly because I think football is… boring.

I know, I know there was a collective gasp of horror at that statement. Moving on.

So I may not love football, but I LOVE my alma mater.

If I had to make a list of my favorite places on the planet, BYU would make the top 5.  (more…)

Getting Organized is Like Taming the Upside Down


*Warning: This post contains Stranger Things 2 Spoilers

I tell myself at least once a week that today is the day I’m going to get organized.

It’s never going to happen.

There are some areas of my life that are organized, and then other areas that are… let’s just say “not” and feel good about that being the understatement of the year. (more…)

Best Mom Advice


When I was a new mom  I got a LOT of advice.

I wanted advice on everything from potty training to college applications (I’m a big picture person).

I was super lucky to be surrounded by some amazing mommas during those first two “experimental” years (thanks Wylie 1st Ladies, y’all rock).

Of all the advice I received, there are three things that have stuck with me: (more…)