Tips to being a happier step mom

I’ve been with my significant other for just about three years now. I have one child of my own, he has four. I hate to say this but if I knew what I was getting into in the beginning, I probably would have walked away. But I’m so glad I stayed and I’m so happy with the beautiful family we are becoming.  Learning how to be a stepmom has been a rough journey for me. Its had its ups and...
Stress free christmas

How to have a stress free Christmas

The holidays are approaching and to many, including myself, it cam seem daunting. Christmas is supposed to be a time of caring and cheer. But for many, it can be a very stressful time of year. There's more gifts to buy than money, family plans to make, not enough sunlight during the day and so much more. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don't worry. I have put together some great tips to help you...

7 ways to be a more present parent

This time of year, it can be easy to get caught up in all the chaos of the holidays. We all want to buy our children the best gift that money can buy. But what many don't realize is that it is far more important to be present with your children, than it is to buy them presents. So, I have put together "7 ways to be a more present parent" Your family deserves your presence, just as much as your...
busy mom life hacks

9 Life Hacks for Busy Moms

When you are busy working, trying to be super mom, holidays coming up life can seem really hard. But not to fear, my dear! I have put together 9 life hacks for busy moms. I hope these make your busy life easier. Use a Planner I can not even begin to tell you how lost I would be with out my planner. Using a planner is my number one life hack for busy moms. My entire life is in one book. I've...
How to stick to your work outs for busy moms

How to stick to working out for busy moms

I've been hitting the gym hard for a few months now. I have to admit that i haven't always done that. As a matter of fact, I never used to go to the gym. Working out was something that I always wanted to do but I was never able to stick to a work out. I went through countless phases where I would be getting fit and then I'd drop it all. I'd quit working out, quit eating healthy. I was sick of...

How to Fight the Winter Blues

Its that time of year again. You Leave the house when its dark, come home when its dark. The days are short. The weather is cold. Your motivation to do just about anything is little to nothing. Its easy to find yourself bummed and wondering how to fight the winter blues. What are the Winter Blues? Winter blues is a condition in which one feels more gloomy, sleepy and lethargic due to the...

Mommy needs 5 minutes

I love my 5 minutes outside with my dogs I know, it doesn’t sound like much. But honestly,  it's the only thing that keeps me going some days. I get home from work and three dogs come running to me. They all have that excited "MOMMYS HOME!!" look in their eyes. They don’t care if I’m upset, angry, sad. They are always happy to see me. The evening rolls in. We just finished...
Tips to stay on top of chores

How to stay on top of chores

Its the busy time of year again. All of the kids are in sports and we are busy running all day. It seems impossible to stay on top of the chores through out the week. I used to use my weekends to get them caught up but that left me with little to no break. I was getting burnt out and needed to find a way to be able to recharge. So, I started doing research and figuring out what works and what...
How to get your children to listen to you

How to get your children to listen to you

The chores aren't getting done, homework is falling behind. You ask them to start a load of dishes and they are off in another room playing on snapchat. You just don't know how to get your children to listen to you. You've asked numerous times for these things to get done. Sometimes it feels like everything you say falls on deaf ears. I'm here to let you know that you are not alone. Many parents...
Rainy day Activities for Kids

Rainy day screen-free activities for kids

I swear, during the summer it only seemed to rain on our days off. We would get cramped up inside. Hearing "I'm bored" every ten minutes. Ugh, that phrase is worse than nails on a chalk board. Or worse yet, they get themselves glued to a screen and it seems impossible to pull them away. It's time for an activity! Color There's no need to over think the activities! Coloring is a great way to pass...
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