Breaking the Rules

Oct 24, 2014 by

When I first became a mother there was no question that I “stayed on schedule.” In a mom’s world, that means we keep consistent with naps, locations for naps and feedings. No questions about it, we stay on a schedule. For many months, even well into the first year of our daughter’s life, I followed a schedule and routine; and by no means did I ever let her sleep in our bed.

Well moms, times have changed and two and a half years into this whole mom gig, I break the rules when it comes to sleeping. There I said it, I break the rules and I don’t care!

Getting Organized: A Family Affair

Oct 10, 2014 by

I am an organized person, I like a house to be neat, clean and put together. I can’t stand toys lying around or food in the sink. It just irritates me to no end. Don’t even ask me how I feel when I come home to a bed unmade. My husband thinks I am a little OCD and my response is, “Well you have a clean house don’t you?”

But, like many parents, it takes a lot of time and effort to keep a house clean. After a long day at work and coming home to cook, who really feels like organizing a closet? Well, this weekend I took the challenge of starting to enlist my husband and toddler to pick up the pace and pick up a broom!.

Our Weekend Retreat

Oct 3, 2014 by

This past weekend my husband and I went to Maine to rest, relax and reconnect. It was much overdue from the crazy, but great year we had with renovating our house.

As we were driving, looking at the great foliage I found myself relaxing more and more after each hour we were in the car; it was such a wonderful feeling.

For late September the weather couldn’t have been any better. I will take 84 degrees in Maine any day. We spent the weekend sipping margaritas, sitting on the beach, walking by the shops in Ogunquit and even venturing to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a little retail therapy. The nights we took walks on the beach and actually stayed up past 8:30 p.m.!

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I can’t tell you how relaxed I felt coming home, it was a wonderful time and a much needed break from all the life’s demands. We had nowhere to be, no one to call and simply enjoyed each other’s company.

Loving my husband through our daughter’s eyes

Sep 18, 2014 by

My husband rocks at fatherhood and there is just something so special about loving him more through our daughter’s eyes. She just lights up like the sun when she’s with him. I can’t blame her.

This week’s post is a photo tribute to just how awesome of a father he really is! I love you Mike.

 

Because you always remember to bring crayons to any restaurant

Because you expose M to new types of foods (sushi anyone?!)

Because you always make time for her to snuggle even if you are swamped with work at night

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Because you love morning snuggles in bed

Because you are the strong hands that protect her in scary situations (too many ER visits to count)

 

Because you know what to do to keep her busy in the ER – coloring anyone?

Frugal Mom 101: How to Save Money Fast without Couponing! Part 2

Sep 12, 2014 by

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Back in October of 2012, I wrote my most viewed post about how to save money without using coupons. For many of us busy moms, couponing, while it has its great benefits, is too time consuming. I would rather learn how to conserve and save money and in turn, teach my child about doing so as well. It’s a great life lesson to teach our children and hopefully it will stay with them into adulthood. Plus, who wouldn’t want to save money on their water bill or cut down on wasted food? It’s a no-brainer.

That being said, I’ve been busy at work coming up with ways to save money. Take a look at the list below and add in ways you save money too!

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