With the official first sunshine filled day, and the green buds out on the trees… its times to start thinking about our summer bucket list. Weekends start to book up, the summer time activities/sports start soon, and before we know, it will be fall again.
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When I think of Ashli, I think of that wild mama dancing in her kitchen sporting a one-piece pajamas singing at the top of her lungs. Her infectious laugh that causes you to smile no matter the morning you have endured.
That is Ashli Brehm, a high energy ball of smiles and goodness.
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I am always in search of new ways to fill the hours of the day. With cold weather and sick kids keeping us indoors for long days, it’s time to look for new activities to keep them busy!
Here are a few of my go-to activities to keep the kids busy on those long winter days. All of these activities only require what you already have in your house!
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For real!! No like for real!!
That empty toilet paper roll…. it never fails! It always appears as I sit down. The first time I have been able to sit down all morning.
It stares back at me. Glaring.
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It’s that time of year, pumpkin spice and everything nice has filled our homes and store fronts! It’s also that wonderful, magical time of year, where we once again can pull out the beloved black yoga pants. Those comfy, soft pants that don’t make us feel guilty for binge eating ice cream after last night’s bed time battle with the kids.
If you can dress up this beloved clothing item to wear them out more in public, other than a trip to Target, even better!
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Since having kids, I have stayed up late at night, worrying about all the what-ifs! As I listen to my husband’s breath heavy next to me, my mind runs through the “what ifs” through my head over and over again. It’s now become my way of counting sheep. I know I am not the only mom out there who does this!
So, I have headed to the professionals for their help, easing all those mom brains out there. Continue reading “Unexpected Things Parents Can Do To Protect Their Child: Tips From The Professionals- Part Three”
Tonight, I lost an hour. I lost my self for a whole hour. By the dim light of my phone I looked at the journey of motherhood. I looked at what once was tiny toes and a bald head turn into crazy giggling toddler with wild blonde hair.
I looked at how my world had changed from a battle field of burp clothes and pump parts to a land fill of paw patrol toys and coloring crayons.
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I laughed this morning as we walked into my daughters “School”. I LOOKED like that mom all other moms hate. That mom that looked like she had it all together, that mom with the kids dressed to the nines. That mom who had so much time on her hands that made matching shoes for her kid and hair bows. You know that mom that you want secretly to be like but you also hate with a burning passion.
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I have said it time and time again… it’s not always perfect. As we scroll back through our photos on our phones, we see countless moments of smiling kids. Those big happy faces as they swing at the park, as they open birthday gifts, those goofy grins as they look up at the camera. All moments we capture with a photo.
However, how about those moments were we don’t know how we are going to get through the next hour. The moments where we start to count down the hours until we can put them to bed. We don’t have those moments capture on our phones. We don’t have the epic melt downs, the drama over not having the right pajamas clean, the yelling, the screaming captured. Continue reading “Motherhood Is Not Always Picture Perfect”
When you become a mother, everyone under the sun will have advice for you on how you should do things. It’s hard because you really don’t know what advice to listen to or what to brush off. From one mom who has lived and learned… this is what you need to do to prevent feeling burnt out as a mom!
Being a Stay at Home Mom, is hard work and it’s easy to lose yourself in the process. You give so much of your self-caring for the other people in your life. It can be overwhelming and hard. Here are few things to make your life easier and to help you feel like your old self. Continue reading “How to Survive Being a Stay at Home Mom”