Olivia has a love hate relationship with the mailman. She loves watching him deliver mail to our block as she sits in the window, and gets excited when she sees he has delivered our mail. She yells “thank you!” after he has left. But if she is playing...Read More »
Happy New Year!
Like many people, your resolution may have involved decluttering your house. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and you don’t know where to begin, you’re in the right place!
- Start Small: Pick a drawer or a corner of the room and begin there to keep things manageable....Read More »
Thanksgiving is next week, which means traveling with kids is sure to be on the minds of many! Travel alone can be stressful so toss a baby into the mix, and things can feel chaotic. But don’t worry! Mother and founder/CEO of Let Mommy Sleep Denise Stern has...Read More »
This was such a fun breakfast treat! We made the berry jam using leftover frozen berries. You could buy some jam if you’re looking to save time. Then a few days later, we used store bought pie crust — filled it with the jam, spread on some melted butter on...Read More »
The school year is back in action and you may feel that the mornings are chaotic but they don’t have to be! Here are some ways to save some stress in the morning…
- Prep the Night Before: This goes for EVERYTHING. Put all homework and papers back in their...Read More »
photo via Damn Delicious
There are always those days when you can’t think of what to make for dinner. I’m here to help! Here are some go-to recipes compiled with the help of other moms. They’re simple recipes, and can be eaten over multiple nights. Some...Read More »
It’s that time! Back to school is here! That can mean a scramble in routines, new places to be, early mornings, and lots of paperwork. Let’s prepare for what could be a chaotic time!
– Create a Command Center: Dedicate an area of your home for a “command center”...Read More »
Smoothies are a great way to kickstart the day or enjoy as an afternoon pick-me-up. I’ve always loved drinking smoothies but I didn’t enjoy the process of making or cleaning them up.
It was such a relief to have hearty meals already whipped up that we took from the freezer and popped in the oven when we first brought Olivia home. Feeding myself was often the last thing on my mind, so having meals ready was so helpful. It’s important that you’re...Read More »
It’s usually the intention when designing a nursery to create a calm space, which is why it’s always one of my favorite spaces. It’s a challenge to organize a nursery in itself, so creating one for two kids can be even more challenging. Babies accumulate a lot of stuff early on...Read More »
If you missed my post on Simplifying Life which has a focus on doing less + having less, check it out here! This is part II in the series and it’s all about toys! Toys can easily take over and consume our homes if we allow it. I...Read More »
Here’s another healthy + super simple snack! You can be creative and use a variety of ingredients. All you need is yogurt and whatever ingredients you’d like to mix in. It’s quick, quick, quick.
- Chobani Strawberry Yogurt
- Sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
- Lay wax paper on a cookie...Read More »
We eat yogurt on the regular in our household so granola is a nice crunchy touch. It adds a little carbs, a little fat, a little fruit, and a little protein. You can tweak this recipe any way you’d like — perhaps adding dried fruit, some peanut butter, or...Read More »
Popsicles for breakfast? SURE! These are going to be perfect this summer when the heat is no joke. If you saw my last post — Affordable + Practical Toddler Easter Baskets, then you’ll recognize these ice pop sticks. I put a few in Liv’s Easter basket this year...Read More »
Easter baskets can easily rack up money, especially when you’re buying for more than one child. I wanted to be practical while creating Olivia’s basket this year so I considered a few things. But let me begin by saying her basket is huge. I know, I know. I ordered it...Read More »
These Energy Bites seem to be all the rage lately so I knew I had to give them a try, and they did not disappoint! I couldn’t stop eating spoonfuls as I was mixing. They’re that good!
This is another quick recipe. Surprise, surprise. You just stir all ingredients together,...Read More »
I’ve come across a lot of people seeking simplicity in their life lately and seen various books/articles on the topic in passing. Here is one article that I came across multiple times and recommend — becomingminimalist.
We live in a fast-paced world, and it’s easy to get caught up...Read More »
Nesting has certainly amplified my spring-cleaning game over here. There are so many ways to prepare the house for spring and the list could go on and on. So instead of sharing everything you could do, I’m just going to share ways that I spring it up in...Read More »
Oh man do I love eating these in the spring + summer! They’re delicious any time of day and they have fruit so we can eat it for breakfast, right?! You can load them up with any fruit but my go-to includes a variety of berries since we’re always stocked. I...Read More »
The third trimester is upon us! Time to finish up nesting and soak up every minute with just Olivia. I’m so excited to welcome a new babe to the family and see Olivia as a big sister. I’m most looking forward to what a little brother will bring out in...Read More »
Spring is officially here next week! Time to declutter and organize! Yes, it can be an overwhelming task but there are ways to manage the chaos so you can be successful. Here are some tips to smoothly manage the process…
- It’s Going to Take Time: Don’t expect to complete your house...Read More »
I will forever + always love recipes that I can bake ahead of time and then enjoy as a grab-and-go snack. You can guarantee that almost everything I bake/cook is either going to be frozen to enjoy at a later date or serves our family for more than one meal....Read More »
Kid’s spaces can quickly turn into an overwhelming mess. Here are some helpful ways to organize and maintain their space…
- Build Routine: Build a routine for the kids to pick up the space at the same time every day – before naptime, after dinner, before bedtime. This will get...Read More »
Organizing isn’t something that just comes to us; we learn and practice it. Therefore, it should be something that we teach our kids. Developing our children’s organizing skills will also benefit us! Over time, what we’re teaching them will become a habit and may ease daily stressors in our...Read More »
Olivia turned two this past weekend! We had a fun-filled weekend with special visits from family. We spent our time exploring the city and eating all sorts of delicious food. We planned to do something fun with family for her birthday but living in a small home felt it’d...Read More »
The same steps can always be taken for any organizing project. Whether it’s a small drawer or large closet, here are steps that will help manage the process.
1. Commit + Clear Out: Commit to one space at a time. Commit + complete so you avoid spreading overwhelming messes across...Read More »
I’m always up for simple + quick recipes with minimal ingredients that are also healthy. This one is all of that! Olivia isn’t a big eater so I’m guilty of just sticking with food that I know she’ll eat. I’ve been trying to offer more variety in...Read More »
It’s no surprise that shopping with a child can be difficult: they’re usually squirming in the cart, successfully getting out (why is the buckle never tight enough?!), opening ALL the snacks, throwing your list on the ground and causing you to completely lose it along with your mind....Read More »