Momficient = Mom + Efficient

The point is that we will always fill our days no matter the number of children or commitments that we have. We get more efficient without even realizing it. Five years ago, I had no need to clean my kitchen in 10 minutes or less. But now, that is the time I have so I make it work. Moms adapt! Read more...

Always Panic First

What was wrong with them? How could they be hungry at a time like this?! They were planning a food run while I had gone into full-on-freak-out mode in my head. I snapped at them that I wasn’t hungry. Read more...

I’m Not as Great a Parent as I Thought I Was

My firstborn has been the stereotypical “oldest child”: easy, thoughtful, cautious, and compliant. And for the first four years of his life, I thought his fantastic disposition had everything to do with my remarkable parenting skills. Then his sister arrived. She came on her own terms, beginning her life on this earth with a wild adventure and she hasn’t slowed down since. She has strong opinions, no fear, and is fiercely independent. She has a fiery temper and every moment of every day is completely driven by her emotions. Make no mistake, we adore her. But, my goodness, has this sweet little one humbled me. Read more...

Road Tripping

Road tripping. These words strike a thrill up and down my spine and I instantly remember that big blue cooler my parents used to wedge in between my brother and I, so we would stay on our "own sides." We would, of course, still fight for elbow space at the top of the cooler and eventually my dad got smart and piled pillows and things to the roof of the car so we couldn't even be able to see each other. Good times. The thing I remember most is that my mom was always prepared. For anything. She had that Mary Poppins bag that seemed to hold every possible preventative, remedy, or distraction ever invented. Read more...

Jurassic Quest Enter To Win

Interesting in bringing the family to Jurassic Quest? Check out our pictures and ENTER TO WIN! Read more...

Finding Energy When You Feel Depleted In Marriage

If you can relate, I want to take a moment to validate your exhaustion. I get it. We do so much throughout the day, and our energy is depleted. However, if we neglect our marriage because of this issue, if we allow our attitudes to reign wildly, then we will experience marital erosion. I want to help revive your heart for your husband and inspire you to find the energy to invest in marriage, regardless of what your day looks like. Read more...

Working Out When "Life Happens"

Life happens and working out often takes a back seat. But it doesn't have to! Take this week to fit in these two moves. Add in a family walk with in this fab weather and I guarantee you will feel amazing! Read more...

We Can Laugh About it Now

Surviving Family Vacations

The times we really remember and laugh about are those “disaster” trips. They created a sense of camaraderie that comes only from having survived something tough together. Although we would never want to go back in time and relive those vacations, they have become the source of hilarious family lore. And, believe it or not, I wouldn’t trade that for all the reliable cars in the world. Read more...

Camping With Small Children

We’re Not Having Fun, We’re Making Memories

I have a million tips for families who want to camp with their children but are nervous about how to pull off a successful trip.But there’s one thing you can’t put on your list that will make all the difference. It’s your expectations. Read more...

Real Life Dinners - We Want To See Yours!

I did a really fun project two summers ago, called "Real life dinners" in which I just snapped a photo of what was on my dinner plate and shared the recipe or quick fix on my personal blog. I got so much excited feedback about showing what we ate for a week. Read more...

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