Two Words that Will Save Your Marriage

Today we've been married for sixteen years. But the story I have to tell you happened two years ago, when we had been married for fourteen years. We were sitting in a tiny cafe in San Francisco, California. We were taking a much-needed getaway, a chance to decompress...

Making Drastic Parenting Choices

First of all, if you're seeing this post entitled "Making Drastic Parenting Choices" and think that means that I consider myself some parenting guru, let's get something straight right now: that couldn't be further from the truth.  I am just a mom who is loving her...

Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Beach Trip to Rosemary Beach

So I've seen your DM's while we've been on vacation this week and I'm answering the call with this post on Tips for Planning the Perfect Family Beach Trip to Rosemary Beach. I am literally writing this post as we drive home from the most amazing seven-day vacation in...

How to Limit Screen Time for Kids and Free Printable Chore Charts

Schools out for summer which is why I am writing this post on How to Limit Screen Time for Kids and Free Printable Chore Charts. Because I don't know about you but I just might lose my mind if we don't have some sort of system going that outlines what is expected of...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

I've got you covered for the best gifts for your baby daddy in this Father's Day gift guide!!! Grand Pro Tennis Sneaker - Cognac | Ice Mule Cooler-Large | Ice Mule Mini Cooler  Polo Men's Black Cologne | Grand Pro Tennis Sneakers - Black  | Apple Wireless Air Pods |...

Motherhood is a Marathon

I've been thinking a lot about motherhood. Perhaps because it's Mother's Day. Perhaps because lately, motherhood has absolutely been kicking my bootie. If we're keeping it real, because that's what I do, I just spent a solid fifteen minutes bawling my eyes out on my...

CC and Mike’s Family Favorite Things 2017

I am so excited to share CC and Mikes Family Favorite Things for 2017. I have had so many people message me and ask me for teen gift ideas or gift ideas for their husbands. I have already shared some gift guides (Gifts and Stocking Stuffers under $25, Holiday Gift...

Why My Kids Don’t Have Social Media

I'm ready to talk about why my kids don't have social media. Now first of all, let me get something out of the way. This is a zero judgment post. You go ahead and raise your kids the way you want to and I'll do the same. I do, however, look around and find myself in...

My Journey to Becoming a Young Adult Author

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step." - Lao Tzao You know what I've realized recently? I'm great at taking the first step. It comes naturally to me, if I'm being honest. Starting is my specialty, I would say, and I'm never short...