Blog Posts

Sep 9, 2017
Carley Pepper’s dream came true the moment that she held her tiny newborn daughter in her arms. But as all of us moms know, the dream of motherhood requires more from us than we might’ve expected.
Carley wanted to pursue motherhood completely. She made a tough decision to leave her full-time job to be a stay-at-home mom. While Carley and her husband, Josh, both agreed she was doing what they wanted, she soon realized that her previously 40-hour career workweek transformed into a 100-hour moment by moment workweek of motherhood.
Sep 2, 2017
Labor Day: a chance to soak up the last bit of summer. Head to the lake, sport the tankini, buckle up those little ones’ puddle jumpers, and wear you white pants to the cookout. Old-fashioned rules that most people still respect say Labor Day means you have to put away your white attire, including but not limited to
-white shorts
-white shoes
-white dresses
-and saddest of all for the prep inside all of us: white jeans.
See you at Easter, beloved summer staple.
Aug 25, 2017
You may or may not know that college football season is upon us. At our house, that means adorning our front door with a mascot wreath, making sure the girls’ appropriate colored cheer uniforms still fit, and blocking out Saturdays for channel hopping from game to game to game.
I’m honestly not into watching the games but when game day gives me reason to wear a cute outfit, put bows in my kids’ hair, and get a few families together, I consider it worthwhile. In many parts of the country, it’s simply a cultural thing.
Aug 18, 2017
You’re probably settling into the back to school haze. Lunches, collared shirts, itchy socks, bedtime stories while the sun’s still shining. A friend recently said, “I feel like my child has a whole world without me now.” It’s certainly a transition back into the swing of school and time apart.

How can you stay connected? How can you get a glimpse into that world that is all their own?
Jul 28, 2017
Has it happened to you yet? Just last week I was sifting through my inbox, trying to find that summer coupon for an afternoon ice cream run. You know what terrifying intruder I found instead?
“All Your Back to School Needs.” NOOOOOOO!
It’s invaded your inbox too hasn’t it? And your sidewalk mailbox? And your newsfeed?
-School supply lists

-Tartan romper discounts
-Peter Pan collars consigned
Jul 21, 2017
It’s no secret. Healthy kids have happy parents.
While it’s easy to get caught up in your parenting commitments, sometimes the best thing you can do for your children is get a babysitter and head out for a night, just the two of you. Remember you were together before you had kids. And it might feel long right now, but your parenting years will end at 18 ,and you’ll still be doing life with your spouse.
Working on your marriage is a fun and worthwhile project. Here are a few date night ideas to take the guesswork out of making time together.
Jul 14, 2017
5:37 The alarm sounds. Wipe the crust from my eyes and try to remind myself why I’m rolling out of bed while the house is still quiet. I could get at least another hour of good sleep.
5:51 fill up my water bottle and head for the gym. I want my kids to know that moms are healthy too. This is my me time for the day.
Jul 7, 2017

Do you remember the homemade ice cream your grandmother churned every summer? What about her famous cookies she had just pulled from the oven, knowing you were about to arrive?
Food is so much more than sustenance for our bodies. Food is memories. Food is gathering. Food is tradition. Food is legacy passed on to tomorrow’s generations.  
While we usually think of the holidays as the time for remembered recipes, the summer season has dishes of its own.
Jun 30, 2017
Summer season might have just officially arrived, but we’re hitting about halfway into the summer break from school. The dreams of poolside lounging, road tripping, camps, and sleepovers might have waned a bit by now.
They don’t have to though! If your kids are announcing the age-old complaint, “Mom, I’m bored,” here’s an easy answer.
Make your summer worth it. We love this idea from Thirty Handmade Days. She suggests splitting up your summer hours into these categories:
1. Reading
2. Activities
3. Cooking
Jun 22, 2017
The average American woman spends eight years of her life shopping. And if you enjoy a good bargain hunt, make that 8 years highlighting the Kroger ad plus 8 years rummaging through treasure in random driveways, backyards, and antique tents.
Women love to shop. But more than that women need a reliable brand to depend on, the most value for their money, and a community of other shoppers to join.