SHUT UP!… a great way to start summer

I love Harry Potter dearly, but I do not love his pre-tween attitudes.

Yes “pre-tween” is a thing.

Harry Potter is a sassy kid. He’s the king of eye rolls, loud sighs, and saying things like “Seriously?!”

I’m sure I deserve his sassiness. I wasn’t a meek and mild child myself. I have a sarcastic side, I have mastered the eye roll, and everyone knows my kids say “seriously” because it’s my favorite overused phrase.

But heaven help me with that attitude. It is going to take ever ounce of self control not to lose my temper with that kid. Read More »


Mom Survival Tip: Amoxicillin Ice Cream


Every once in awhile I stumble across an amazing life hack.

It’s like when I learned to throw the laundry soap cup into the washer to clean it.

Seriously, mind blowing.

Well this week, I stumbled across another.

And by stumbled, I clearly mean I fell into it. Read More »

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.Read More »