Busy Mom’s Guide: $5.00 Gallery Wall

I did it. I finally did it! I gave in to the Pinterest-mania 'must-do' and found myself absolutely in love with a zillion Instagram brag posts on Facebook... and found within myself the desperate need for a Gallery Wall. My only opposition? Money. So, my husband and I teamed up and in one afternoon put … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: $5.00 Gallery Wall

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Five Words That Changed My Marriage {Part One}

Many people have expressed the sentiment, 'I married my best friend'. I would have to agree with that statement, although perhaps much more literally than it's usually intended. I -actually- married my best friend. My husband and I were fortunate enough to grow up together; he was my first and last crush - I was in … Continue reading Five Words That Changed My Marriage {Part One}

Busy Mom’s Guide: How To Beat A Cold (With Shopping List!)

So you've got cold. Of course you do, it's wintertime and it's nearly impossible to avoid the sniffles from November-March (or September-June if you live in New England...). You stock up on vitamins, eat clean, and steer clear of the coughing lady in Walmart, but you still find yourself succumbing to the sore throat/icky chills … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: How To Beat A Cold (With Shopping List!)

Five 15-Minute Family Meals

If you've ever spent the first 20 minutes of your evening skewering the shelves of your refrigerator searching for inspiration, these recipes are for you! Easy, healthy and delicious, they have become a few of our staple 'turn-to's for family-friendly dinners that aren't the same old same old, but don't call for any crazy ingredients. … Continue reading Five 15-Minute Family Meals

My Absolute Best (and Worst) Pin Experiments

Pinterest has revolutionized my world. For someone that has never been 'craft-inclined' or 'artsy', to be able to search for a detailed tutorial on every DIY imaginable is like having a brain transplant. I've had some very positive results since hopping on the Pinterest train, and yes, 99% of them come in burlap. But there have … Continue reading My Absolute Best (and Worst) Pin Experiments

5 Baby-Must-Haves You’ll Wish You Had

Contrary to popular advertisers' opinions, there are many, MANY baby products you can absolutely do without! This list, however, is not one of them. As a first time mom I was the ultimate sucker for a good commercial. I bought the Boogie Wipes (fantastic but not necessary), the wipe-warmer (my husband literally laughed me out of … Continue reading 5 Baby-Must-Haves You’ll Wish You Had

So You’re Having A Baby…. (5 Must-Do’s in the First 7 Days)

The first week of your baby's life is perhaps the most amazing and awe-inspiring as you watch them slowing begin to awaken to the world they have arrived in. But let's be real - those first 7 days are perhaps the most intimidating, terrifying and ultimately the hardest you've ever experienced to-date! And instead of … Continue reading So You’re Having A Baby…. (5 Must-Do’s in the First 7 Days)

The Secret Weapon: A Parent’s Ultimate Tool for Baby Bliss

My mom is a music therapist by trade, and although she rarely worked in her field professionally as I was growing up, her specialty training was a common influence in my daily life. Whether it was a sing-song improv that told us it was time to clean up our toys, a musical rhyme to learn the … Continue reading The Secret Weapon: A Parent’s Ultimate Tool for Baby Bliss