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! [...]

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10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

Marriage isn’t always easy. Merging two personalities and years of life and experiences prior to uniting can be beautiful yet challenging. Adding children, jobs, homes, sacrifices and new encounters bring on a whole other set of trials. But through all of that, there is growth. There is maturity and sometimes immaturity. But most of all [...]

Back to school lunch ideas

Back to school lunch ideas

Today we are tackling the daunting task of school lunches! In just a few short weeks, I will have 2 kids in school full time! While that sounds fantastic and allows for more me time, it isn't as glamorous. Because both of my kids have different tastes and likes, we have already started to individually analyze [...]

11 Powerful Books For Kids

11 Powerful Books For Kids

Where did the summer break go?! Wasn't it just yesterday that I was blogging about a list of things you could do this summer?! 🙄 But back to school it is and that has me thinking about books! From picture books to books that focus on sharing, kindness, courage, relationships and more. Here are my favorite children's [...]

40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer

40+ parks to visit in the western suburbs this summer

  S U M M E R  T I M E  I S  F U N  T I M E Much about life is learning through experiences. Therefore we try to expose our kids to as many new people and places as we can. Sometimes it's as simple as checking out a new park, other [...]

I am done planning my kids every move!

I am done planning my kids every move!

Happy first week of summer break! We survived, did you? Recently I have been reading a lot of posts about summer break and things to do and not to do. It seems to be one extreme or another. You either fall into the over planning or not planning at all. I do both. I want [...]

Outdoor fun with Spider Disc Games

Outdoor fun with Spider Disc Games

It is no secret that we love spending time outdoors. Much like our partner, we seek activities that are engaging and cooperative. Something about being together and having fun, it gives us positive energy - until someone looses a game. 🤣 Have kids they said, it will be fun they said! #parentingishard This time we [...]

Spring/ Summer – 10 things you need in your car!

Spring/ Summer – 10 things you need in your car!

Spring has finally sprung! Kids are out and about. Outdoor sports, festivals and play dates are back and I am looking forward to it all. But to make my life easier, I keep my car ready for adventures at all times. Through my motherhood journey I have learned a thing or two about being prepared [...]

My constant love/ hate relationship with motherhood

My constant love/ hate relationship with motherhood

Motherhood: the state of being a mother. That's it?! I feel like this definition is too short and vague. I bet you if you asked any mom about motherhood, none of them would describe it like that. Motherhood/ parenthood is so complex that it cannot simply be defined by a single sentence. It needs a [...]