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 | Comments Off on The Best of Everything…For Me

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 | Comments Off on The Yes Half Hour

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 | Comments Off on We Need to Look Up
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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 | Comments Off on The Reality of Being a Dad When Mom is Out of Town

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 | Comments Off on Bedtime Secrets {As Seen on Buzzfeed}

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

By Amy | July 26, 2017 | Comments Off on This One Trick Will Save Your Sanity (and Keep You From Regret) When Dealing With Your Kids

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 | Comments Off on Life Lessons from the School Pick Up Line

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…

The Life Changing Summer Goal that Only Takes an Hour

By Amy | June 10, 2017 |
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One Hour. That’s all this summer goal requires. It requires pretty much no planning or bucket list making or thought, other than keeping your eyes open for opportunity. This hour will find you. I figured out the impact of this hour when we spent the last weekend at a water park while my son played…

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