• Hospital Bag Check List

    The closer you get to your due date the more people always ask, “Is your bag packed?” What does that even mean? What should be packed in your bag? What do you really need to bring with you to the hospital? When should your bag be packed? If you are asking yourself any of those questions, you have come to the right place! I suggest having your bag packed by the time you are 36weeks. You never know when you will go into labor and the last thing you want to do when your contractions start or your water breaks is to pack your hospital bag! Here is a list…

  • Crafts for Mothers Day

    Mothers Day is this weekend! What better way to celebrate than to have your little ones make a craft? These are quick and easy hand/foot/finger print crafts that can be done with any age! My two boys are 9 months and 1 1/2 years old and had a blast making them. All of these are perfect for mothers or grandmothers! 5 Easy Crafts! Flower Pot This one is super easy and it’s usable. I had Dorian and Eli put their hand prints on a flower pot and labeled them “Ya ya” and “Gi gi” for both grandmothers! Then, we went to the store and Dorian picked flowers to go in…

  • Cinco de Mayo

    The day is near! Time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with all the Mexican food you can eat and all the tequila you can drink. But first, some easy DIY décor and a simple dessert recipe to surprise your friends and family. Lets start off with the dessert recipe. Piñata cupcakes These cupcakes are super easy to make! First things first is to gather up your favorite vanilla cake recipe. If you don’t have one no worries here is the one I used: Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter (softened) 4 eggs 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups of sugar 3 cups of all-purpose…

  • Mexican Corn

    Hola amigos! Cinco de Mayo is approaching quickly! Have you thought about what kinds of foods you are going to make?! Something quick and delicious is always a good idea. Mexican corn is one of my favorites! Plus it is super easy (and who doesn’t love a quick and tasty recipe?). Ingredients: 8 ears of corn on the cob 1 package of Queso Fresco Mayonnaise as needed (we use Duke’s mayo but any kind will work) 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1/2 package of fresh cilantro Salt to taste Directions: Shuck the corn. Blanche the corn in water (optional). Grill corn until tender. (approximately 15 minutes on high turning the corn…

  • When time out is needed

    Being a mom is hard work. A parent in general is hard work. Having two little ones who can’t comprehend what you’re saying most of the time or understand why they’re being yelled at is especially hard. Learning when time out is warranted is key. Dorian loves to throw all and any toy he sees because it’s entertaining to him. He loves to grab a ball and “hit the ceiling” with it (he barely makes it three feet off the ground) but it’s a game to him. He doesn’t understand that his toy car should not be thrown. Every time he throws anything other than a ball I tell him…

  • Transitioning to a big boy bed

    With baby number 3 coming I needed to move Dorian to a big bed sooner than planned. He had no problem sleeping in his crib and hadn’t found his way out, but instead of buying a third crib I started to transition him into a big bed. My plan before the baby comes is to get Dorian into a big bed and move Eli into the same room with him. I also wanted to give enough time for the transition before the baby comes so I would have less to worry about at night. So I started with switching Dorian first. We took the side off of his crib and…

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  • Fun Sensory Activity

    This weather is making Dorian and I go crazy with cabin fever. One day we’re outside all day and the next it’s snowing. So I needed to come up with some more indoor activities to keep us entertained. I looked for stuff online and rummaged through my cabinet to see what I could find. I ended up grabbing some uncooked rice, flax seeds, and corn meal and added a scoop of each into different containers for Dorian to play with. I got a few other empty containers and scoops for him to use so he could transfer the foods to different ones or mix them up if he wished. Of…

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  • Elias’ birth story

    Dorian was about 4 1/2 months old when I found out I was pregnant again. Mike and I stopped at our house so I could take a pregnancy test before heading out to a holiday party. He was waiting in the car with a sleeping Dorian so I could quickly run in to use the bathroom. Once I saw that plus sign I couldn’t stop laughing. We just had the busiest summer you could imagine. having Dorian & having our wedding. Now not even 5 months later we’re expecting our second child! We were thrilled that our family was growing so quickly! My pregnancy with Eli was no walk in…

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  • The story of Dorians birth

    Being pregnant with my third child has me thinking back on my first two pregnancies. I am comparing every little thing. Quite frankly, my pregnancy with Dorian was by far my easiest. Now if only I could have that exact pregnancy matched with the birth of Elias then I would have zero complaints about being pregnant or giving birth. When I was pregnant with Dorian I had very little discomforts or complications. I never got morning sickness, I could eat everything I wanted to, the uncomfortableness of being so big and round was minimal so I had high hopes for his delivery. Eh, not so much.. Up until the day…

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  • One of those weeks..

    Every once in a while I have one of those weeks where I don’t get anything done. When the boys take a nap I decide to take a nap and it seems as if I am never getting enough sleep. The laundry is piling up and I feel as if it’ll never get done and once I think it is I find a hamper over flowing with more dirty clothes. Or my specialty -all of my laundry is cleaned yet I leave them in the basket for a week before I finally decide to fold it and get them off of my couch. And of course the dishes are never…