Life with Kids: 10 realizations you have as a parent!

Soooo, before I became a parent, I had these hypothetical thoughts in my head of how life would play out once I had kids of my own.  I mean, it wouldn’t be all that hard. My children would be these stellar little creatures and I would be the fun, easy going, patient-all-the-time mom.  Yup, that’s right….parenthood would be this grand, daring adventure! Well, I guess you could say it’s a daring adventure. But, in a different kind of way.  You see, {Read More}

10 Ways to a Happier, Healthier YOU!

Sometimes, it seems that good is never good enough. There are days when I feel like a failure of a parent where I can’t manage to keep up…trying to avoid drowning in the daily struggles that arise.  Many of us, including myself, live life at such a rapid pace, trying to squeeze as much as we possibly can into our schedule. This comes from the desire to be more productive, efficient, successful. I want to cross everything off my checklist {Read More}

10 Winter Themed Books for Kids

So, winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st.  However, if you live in Chicago or the surrounding area (okay, anywhere but FL.), then you have been experiencing winter weather to its finest.  Today it was 10 degrees with a negative windchill.  Can you say FRIGID?! I don’t know about you but days like today make me want to bury myself under a blanket, turn on the fireplace, grab some hot chocolate and read a book to my son!  Wishful thinking that {Read More}