A letter to myself on Mother’s day.

A letter to myself on Mother’s day.

Hey there mama. Happy early Mother's Day.  How are you? I know life seems like it's pulling you in a million directions at times but you got this mama. You've done a great job thus far and guess what, you are still alive. Thank you for staying strong and not giving up. The challenges you [...]

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Chores for kids ages 3 to 10

Chores for kids ages 3 to 10

How to help kids be more responsible? I always say: I am one confused mama. I constantly struggle between letting kids be "kids" and using life lessons to teach responsibility. I find that just like many things in life, these two don't have to be mutually exclusive. We can do both but all in due [...]

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

Flip-Phone Parenting trend

You may be just as shocked as I am but flip-phone parenting is a trend to watch in 2019! Now...the chances of this actually sticking around are slim but you have to admit, it makes sense. How do I feel about this trend? I can totally understand this flip phone trend. A lot of parents [...]

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring break is just around the corner folks and if you are anything like me, you have zero plans. Until today! Check out my list of all things spring break in the Chicagoland area. A little back story: We are yet to take a spring break vacation. YUP, you read that right. We have never taken [...]

Snow day & indoor activities

Snow day & indoor activities

In most cases when the school calls for a SNOW DAY, that just means an extra day for the kids to do some sledding, snowboarding and/ or skiing. But not this time around. This time we are strongly advised not to leave the house. Not to expose our skin to these brutal negative temperatures and [...]

Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Am I raising independent or needy kids?!

Good morning! Let's jump right in! I am that mom. The mom who is conflicted! On one hand I want my kids to grow and be independent so they don't end up needy. But on another hand I want to help them with everything because soon enough they won't need me. Now what?!  I don't know! [...]

5 easy ways to give back

5 easy ways to give back

#GivingTuesday is November 27th. But why wait for a specific day of the year to do something nice for someone? Personally, I love to do random little things to spread kindness and give back. As someone with an entrepreneurial spirit herself, I have major respect for all mom entrepreneurs and small businesses in general. Giving [...]

Yumble | Meals your kids will actually want to eat!

Yumble | Meals your kids will actually want to eat!

Get ready for one of my many BACK TO SCHOOL blog posts that are coming your way. But this one might be the easiest and the most fun! Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a personal chef? Someone who would strictly focus on preparing your kids meals so you wouldn't have to worry [...]

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session according to http://www.pineappleportraits.com As a mom and a former photographer, I know how much emotion and love family portraits can bring. The pure enjoyment of time spent together and freezing a moment of time, can be so rewarding. Sometimes it is so easy to forget milestones and [...]