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This post is sponsored by Omaha Children's Museum one of our family's very favorite local attractions! New Year's Eve can look a little different once you become a parent, but that doesn't mean the fun needs to stop! This year our whole family is heading to Omaha Children's Museum for their New Year's Eve Bash, [...]

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield, a brand my family loves! All content and opinions are my own. We've entered the phase of life where Eleanor has various extracurriculars (dance, swimming, etc...) throughout the week. And Everly... well, Everly gets drug along for the tedious task of waiting for her big sis in the lobby. [...]

This post is sponsored by Hy-Vee but all content and opinions are my own. HONEY MAID and the HONEY MAID design are registered trademarks of Mondelez International group, used under license Hey mamas! We made our first trip to Vala's pumpkin patch this week, so we're officially in full on pumpkin mode around here! We [...]

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBias Back-to-school is an insanely busy time for any parent. I figure if I feel swamped as a parent of a preschooler, then those mamas with older kids must just be 100% overwhelmed! Even in the [...]

Making School Days Special

  Well mamas, my girls officially made it through their first week of school, and we're trucking away through week two! Eleanor is in 4/5's preschool this year and Everly is doing a day of Kids Day Out. So what has changed since summer? Well, for one, we can't stay in our pajamas until noon ;) [...]

Best play room table for your home

See how the best play room table transformed our morning routine. This post is sponsored by buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.  Mornings are without a doubt the most hectic time of the day around here. I'm getting everything set up for the day, the girls are ravenous for breakfast, [...]

CLIF Kids for eating on-the-go

Thank you CLIF Kid for sponsoring this post. Be sure to check out the new CLIF Kid Zbar Filled and encourage your kids to get outside and play! At the beginning of summer, I did a premortem exercise. I envisioned that is was September and I was looking back over the past three months and determined [...]

Managing an inconsistent schedule with help from Dunkin Donuts coffee

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DDIcedCoffeeToGo #CollectiveBias This Spring I started my first job outside the home since the girls were born, and while our weeks look a little different now, overall the change has been great for all of us! My gig [...]

Make summer break no sweat with a car kit including Tom's of Maine deodorant

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TomsofMaineDeodorant #CollectiveBias Ah, summer break is upon us! Those glorious, wonderful, special, and yes... even stressful months where the hours are long, the heat is blistering, and family together time is at an all-time high. After a bit [...]

My Rocking Chair

This past weekend I was invited to speak at a Mother's Day charity event. The Mother Knows Best event consisted of a group of local writers reading essays on the topic of motherhood. Thanks to my friend Jen for snapping a photo! It was a really fun evening full of hilarious and heartwarming stories. Today, [...]

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield through my partnership with the YoGetters program! Yesterday, the girls and I loaded up for a picnic lunch at the zoo right after preschool. I took a bit of a risk daring to skip Everly's nap, but it ended up being well worth it! I'm guessing this will be [...]

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