5 Blessings of Being Broke

By Amy | November 19, 2017 |

I am no financial wizard. For many years I made money decisions with my heart and not with my head. Impulse buying led to credit card debt in college which started my journey as a fiscally irresponsible young adult. A yearning to be home with my kids when they were little led to a “let…

This is What Your Knight in Shining Armour Looks Like in Your 40’s.

By Amy | October 27, 2017 |

Listen up young ones. This is what your knight in shining armor looks like when you are in your 40’s. Yes, that’s my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can’t see is me, standing next to a cart super full of groceries that I couldn’t pay…

The Best of Everything…For Me

By Erin | October 16, 2017 |

Does anyone else feel like they are living under pressure? I feel the pressure to be a great mom. I feel the pressure to be a great wife. I feel the pressure to be great at my job. I feel the pressure to be a great daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, colleague… You get the point.…

The Yes Half Hour

By Amy | October 16, 2017 |

Ok guys you may have seen the awesome post going around about (one of my all time favs) Jennifer Garner‘s Yes Day? Well with 5 kids and a tiny little budget it seemed out of reach. But I think I just invented the next best thing. The YES HALF HOUR. Here’s how it worked for me.…

We Need to Look Up

By Amy | October 16, 2017 |
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As we walked into the house a few nights ago my smallest boy suddenly laid down on the sidewalk as we were walking into the house. Look up mom! He said. I can see the stars. And with that…he echoed what has been on my heart for weeks. Why don’t we just look up? We…

The Reality of Being a Dad When Mom is Out of Town

By Amy | September 24, 2017 |

My wife recently went out of town for a couple of days for work and left me to run this household all by myself. Piece of cake, right? Here’s how my morning went. Alarm went off. Too damn early. I knew I needed to get 3 of my 5 kids up and ready for school.…

To All The Moms Who Are Exhausted Before Their Day Even Begins

By Amy | September 15, 2017 |

Here is to the reality of being a working mom. Just got 5 kids off to school, my helpful husband is out of town so I’m all on my own here. This is the run down, it might sound familiar. Woke up the troops after multiple alarms sound. Convinced them that yes indeed it was…

Bedtime Secrets {As Seen on Buzzfeed}

By Amy | September 13, 2017 |

This One Trick Will Save Your Sanity (and Keep You From Regret) When Dealing With Your Kids

By Amy | July 26, 2017 |

Sometimes I lose it. And by lose it I mean might I yell. And possibly use a sarcastic tone. And basically do the exact opposite of what every parenting book or blog would tell me to do. Because sometimes parenthood is just hard. And, unfortunately,  all of the times I am just a human. When…

Life Lessons from the School Pick Up Line

By Amy | June 27, 2017 |

Oh my word, nothing is as fraught with emotion as the school pick up line. Sitting in my rockin’ white minivan, I can go from inspired, to exasperated, to hopeful, to horrified, to disbelieving, to furious, to wonder (as in wondering if the grown ups in the line all need glasses like me and that’s…

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