4 Things You MUST Pack for Travel With Kids

By Amy | March 22, 2016 | 4 Comments

We took our spring break a little early this year, which entailed a car trip to Florida from Wisconsin with 5 kids in a minivan. That’s right…2 days there and 2 days back in a minivan with my nearest and dearest and all their STUFF. So because I have blazed a little trail, I will pass…

Midnight Madness

By Erin | March 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

Why does this happen at 2AM? Awakened by mysterious forces (a.k.a. my now 8-year-old “sneaking” into our bed), my thoughts were busy enough to keep sleep at bay. I am the kind of human who isn’t human if not allowed to sleep for at least 7 hours a night. Eight hours is my sweet spot…

Letting the Right People Down

By Amy | March 7, 2016 | 14 Comments

I am a yes girl at heart. For me this means that I love to participate. I love to join in. I love to experience whatever you are suggesting that will make life better or be tons of fun. I’m one of those people that love to be busy, I always have been. I thrive…

Balance is B.S.

By Erin | February 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Balance. This the real “b-word” in my world. It is like this thing I keep chasing and as soon as I think I have it, it’s gone again. I have had real issues with the “b-word” which, those of you that have been following us from the beginning, know from my post about quitting my…

3 Ways You Can Rock at Mothering Your Baby

By Amy | February 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

So, I’ve been looking through my newsfeed at all the sweet babies my friends are having.  In pondering those “golden days” of a house filled with babies and littles I can think of a few things that I totally rocked at. While, sadly, this list is short, I also think it’s powerful because if I…

Waking up when you’re a parent

By Amy | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By Erin | January 31, 2016 | 18 Comments

Who knew that grabbing a quick lunch on my travels across the state would turn into a grand case of eavesdropping? As I snuggled between hungry patrons at the only available table, I cracked open my laptop and tried to focus. Before sitting, I caught a glimpse of a young man – maybe early twenties –…

Note to a Younger Me: 9 Things You Never Thought You Would Do

By Amy | January 25, 2016 | 14 Comments

When I think back to the last time in my life I was certain I knew it all, I’d have to say it started around age 16 and continued straight into young adulthood. My pre-parent self in particular had a ton of knowledge, ironically, about how to parent. Those were the years I had all the…

Weak In The Knees

By Erin | January 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

It started off as a great evening as we set off on our yearly tradition of the “Polar Express.”  With homemade tickets in hand, all the jammie-clad  kids piled into the van clutching their hot chocolate and popcorn.  Even the dog was in the spirit as she stole from popcorn cup after popcorn cup. As…

A Love Letter to Teachers from Parents Everywhere

By Amy | January 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

To the Awesome Educators, here are all the ways you are loved: We love you for making our children feel important in the world outside of our home. We see you taking an interest in their lives, remembering they are in karate or in a play and you ask them about it or even show up…

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