The 4 Stages of Teaching Kids to Clean

Essentially, I believe there are 4 Stages of Teaching Kids to Clean. For me, it’s been a natural progression from picking up their toys to harder kid’s chores like scrubbing toilets. Recently, I’ve been increasing my kids’ chore lists. When I introduced the Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids and the Free Printable Bathroom Cleaning Checklist for […]

Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids {Free Printable Bathroom Cleaning Checklist for Kids}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Teaching kids to clean the bathroom, and clean it well, is one of my ultimate goals as a mother, that’s why I put together this Bathroom Cleaning Kit for Kids and attached a Bathroom Cleaning Checklist […]

Homeschool Assignment & Chores Sheet {Free Printable}

Over the summer, I had a serious conversation with our oldest about our homeschool. Jonah just turned eight and he’s feeling the desire for more freedom. As a momma, I’m feeling the tension as he’s trying to assert more independence. Instead of resisting change, I listened and asked questions to get to the heart of the […]

Easy On-the-Go Snacking

It’s always sad to see summer come to an end. One of the great things about our homeschool life is that we can handpick our first day of school. While everyone else has been preparing to go back to school and sharing first day pictures, we’ve been preparing for a last minute vacation to Florida before we […]

Motherhood is Snot Easy {#Giveaway}

But it sure is rewarding! We know being a mom is hard work and things don’t always go as planned. So for Mother’s Day, we’re teaming up with Boogie Wipes to offer you a chance to win an iPad Mini and a Boogie Wipes prize pack! Enter Now! Complete the form below to enter to […]

On Due Dates and Miscarriages

I knew the day was approaching. Circled in red on my calendar, it was a constant reminder of what wouldn’t be. My momma heart was bracing itself for the day’s impact. The funny thing about calendar days: you can’t skip over them no matter how much you want to. The youngest reader in the house […]

Confessions of a First Time Baseball Mom

So. Jonah started playing baseball this month. While I played softball when I was young, the role of a baseball mom is definitely a new one for me. In just the three short weeks that Jonah has played, my routine has been thrown topsy-turvy and I’m all discombobulated. I also have a few confessions… Fall […]

Permission To Feel

Life isn’t a Hallmark commercial. I think that’s why I found myself crying while folding the laundry and half-watching the television. The Mother’s Day commercials that usually leave me saying “Aww” have left a bittersweet taste in my mouth this year. For the first time, I understand what so many other women feel about just […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part3}

Four hours of people-watching and a ruined pair of jeans later, I was finally seen by an emergency room doctor. He sent me for an ultrasound–a very thorough internal ultrasound with…wait for it… my BRAND NEW next door neighbor that I hadn’t even met yet. “Hi, I’m Sara. Here are my lady parts. Welcome to […]

My Miscarriage Story {Part 2}

This post is part 2 of my miscarriage story. If you haven’t already, read My Miscarriage Story {Part 1} first. I was numb as we waited in the small waiting room for an exam room to consult with my midwife, but then a couple walked in with a giggle as they memorized the silhouette lines […]