Happy in the Midst of Insanity: Raising My Standards…Maybe

Happy in the Midst of Insanity

I was talking to some friends the other day about how the past few months have been crazy, and even stressful in some ways as we try to deal with the logistics of three kids, work, elderly dogs and us all sharing a bathroom with a doorknob that regularly falls off. But that at the same time I’ve been feeling deliriously happy about my life. My family. The future. Read More

Giveaway! K’NEX 70 Model Building Set

K'NEX Giveaway

We’re happy to announce our first blog-hosted giveaway! This Mom’s Choice Award-winning K’NEX 70 Model Building Set will make a wonderful holiday gift! Follow the instructions on the widget below to enter! Read More

What Your Parents Really Think About You

My Mother-in-Law said something to me shortly after the birth of our daughter that has stuck with me and irrevocably altered the way I viewed my burgeoning motherhood. Mainly, it affected the way I view my own parents. Read More

The Puppy Trap

One moment of weakness and now I have a dog for twelve to fifteen years. I forgot how much work puppies are. We already have one dog, a Tibetan spaniel named Buster Brown… Read More

Weekly Roundup: Best Family Products, Books, Toys, Apps, & More of Nov. 23-29

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to work on that Holiday gift list! We are extremely excited to announce the products to win a Mom’s Choice Award the week of November 23 – 29! They are all available to purchase through the Mom’s Choice Awards store. If you see anything you like, be sure to click on the image or the purchase link for more information! Read More

Surviving Survival Mode: My Farewell to Being Everything

There is pressure, spoken and unspoken, to do everything. To be everything. Feed your children wholesome meals and snacks all day. Limit (or eliminate) screen time. Keep them engaged. Get your pre-pregnancy shape back. Have meaningful and well-maintained relationships. Nurture your marriage. Have interests that aren’t Daniel Tiger, finger painting, and who has meat on sale this week. Make sure your two-year-old knows all of her numbers, letters, and can properly pronounce ‘quinoa’ before she gets to preschool. The list goes on and on. Read More