Don’t Ever Be Afraid to Speak Up

I read an article the other day that left my blood boiling and my jaw clenched. It was THIS article, and basically states that a woman was suing the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) for not banning a high-profile volleyball coach who she claims sexually abused her years earlier. This article hit pretty close to home because […]

Goodbye, Babies

I found something the other day that made my eyes well. It was one of Franklin’s unused newborn diapers and about the size of my hand. I couldn’t believe how small it was. Did my baby really once fit that teeny tiny little diaper? I found myself in a daze thinking of the times when our baby fit […]

Date Night

Having our first baby pretty much knocked us flat on our faces. We were exhausted new parents trying to figure out how to keep our tiny human alive while still functioning in everyday life, and the days of nice dinners out, spontaneous trips to the movies and all-day river floating adventures were no more. Instead, we […]

Baby Franklin Turns 18 Months

It’s been quite a while since I have done an update on our little babe, and I actually wasn’t planning on doing anything past one year, but since so many of you ask about him, I thought I’d just go ahead and fill your screens with a bunch of cuteness to brighten your day. So, […]

The 50+ Best Tips That Made Our Disney Trip Unforgettable

A few weeks ago our family took our first ever vacation to Disneyland and this trip meant a great deal to me. It’s not a cheap trip to take, so I wanted to get the most out of it while having the best time. So in order to do that, I researched my tail off. […]

Disney, You’ve Captured Our Hearts

Ahhhhh, we are now home from the most magical place on Earth with the BEST memories, emptier wallets and a few more pounds! After experiencing Disneyland with our kiddos I have SOOOO many tips and tricks to share with you all! Tips to save you time, tips to get you the best seating, tips to […]

Sweet Gwyneth is Seven

Our first born, our only girl, our true delight. She is seven today. It kind-of kills me inside a little bit.  Doesn’t seven sound old to you? I remember when I fist became a mom and hearing of other parents who had seven-year-olds and thinking, “that’s an old kid!” And now we have one. This […]

Calling All Disney Enthusiasts!

I have nothing but fond memories of going to Disneyland as a child, and even as a teenager. As I think most might agree, there is just something SO magical about that place that just leaves everyone with a perma-smile. And an empty wallet. We are taking our two oldest for the first time in […]

On Saying Goodbye to the Magic

This past Sunday was one of my favorite Easters to date. We kept it low-key, played our brains out, ate a wonderful meal, enjoyed the company of family and felt all the magic that comes with Easter while also trying to remember the true reason we celebrate. Our kiddos woke up excited to see what […]

My Top 5 Beauty Faves

On most days, my self-routine doesn’t include many steps or products. My days are pretty predictable and we are usually on-the-go, so in order for me to look somewhat put together, I need things that are simple and time-savvy. So, today I thought I would share my top five beauty faves! Lipsense- lip color I […]