Road Trips with Small Kids: Tips for Travel

Growing up, my family went on several big road trips per year, and we’ve also taken our kids on enough that we’ve got a system down for when we hit the road. I thought I’d share some ideas on what works for us, especially for anyone doing any holiday traveling coming up. Taking little kids on road trips isn’t always (or ever!) a piece of cake, but hopefully I can help make it easier for you! Continue reading

First Snow + Mom Card

We got our first real snow on Saturday–a few inches of powder (nothing like the 70+ inches in the Buffalo area!) that was just enough to get the kids excited to go out and play. It was Sophie’s first chance to play in snow, since she was too little last year, and it was funny to see her tromp around in her boots. She got annoyed when she fell down because she thought she was stuck, but had a blast. Grace was a bit disappointed that it wasn’t good snowball-making snow, but she got over it with a few snow angels and “helping” to shovel a bit. Continue reading

Radiantly You Giveaway!

When my friend Angie, an Independent Wellness Guide for Radiantly You, asked if I’d want to host a giveaway, I jumped at the chance to share this goodness with you! Radiantly You is all about creating natural and organic products (read: chemical-free) for everyday use in your home. Best of all, they are super affordable–unlike many other natural companies. I love that I don’t feel like I have to make huge financial sacrifices to use products that are better for me. Continue reading

Life Lately

We woke up yesterday to this, much to Grace’s delight and my dismay.


I knew it had to come eventually, but everyone I ran into yesterday commented on how we aren’t ready for this. Grace, on the other hand, won’t stop asking if she can play in the snow. When does that transition happen? Because I definitely remember being thrilled as a child on the first snowfall of the year.

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The One Where There Was a Hole in the House

Last week, we were excited to really get into our first big house project since we moved in–putting in an egress window so we could have a legal and safe bedroom in our basement. I knew that a guy with a machine was coming to dig out the area, but I was kind of picturing a little skid loader with an arm… I was a bit surprised when I took Grace to school and found this in our yard.


I guess that worked, too.

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