I am not the Perfect Mom

I am not the Perfect Mom

The perfect mom? Nope, sorry there is no such thing. Nobody is perfect. Trying to do so could leave you feeling overwhelmed, ragged and down right exhausted. While we try to balance it all, there is a fine line between striving to be the perfect mom and just the best mom you can be.  I will not always make Pinterest perfect cupcakes. I will not always remember to make sure my three kids brushed their teeth before we head out the door and honestly if you walk inside my house any given day … [Continue reading...]

I See Me – Personalized Children’s Books

I See Me - Personalized Children's Books

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by I See Me Personalized Children's Books I’m always on the prowl for gifts that add a little personalization to my kids’ life. We love to read and we have many great books in the house, but when I found out we’d have the opportunity to try out a book from I See Me, I got a little excited. Personalization is Important The book we got to check out was called Heidi’s Farm Friends. Of course the book was personalized to meet my child’s … [Continue reading...]

Back to School: How to Ease the Transition to Structure

Back to School: How to Ease the Transition to Structure

"Wake up!" you yell up the stairs, again, as you scramble trying to make breakfasts, lunches, fill backpacks, and get all 15 kids dressed with their teeth brushed and faces washed before they need to head out the door in half an hour. There must be an easier way! The smell of fall brings back memories of new binders, pencils, and loose leaf paper. Fall is also the time of year that brings about structure and schedules. Whether you send your children to school or homeschool or even unschool, … [Continue reading...]

Delicious Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Icing and Cream Cheese Filling

Delicious Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Icing and Cream Cheese Filling

The perfect summertime treat for your family! Nothing is better in summer then fresh blueberry cupcakes.  This quick and easy recipe is full of bursting blueberries, filled with smooth cream cheese filling and topped off with a not-too-sweet blueberry cream cheese icing.  I love making this recipe for my family once the kids have gone to bed and the cool night air comes through the house so I'm not over heating the house while baking these delicious cupcakes! Cupcake Recipe 1/2 cup … [Continue reading...]

5 Things To Take On Vacation (for the car ride) – Life Changing! #totstravels

5 things to take with you on a road trip with kid

With Labor Day just around the bend, many of us will be traveling.  Here are 5 things to take with you on a road trip with kids - because a great ride there sets you up for a great trip!  -   We are driving to our vacation (my husband is driving while I type this).  Everyone is so excited to go!   Here are 5 things that are making our trip so much easier!   1- Library Movies.   Oh where would we be without them?  We have four kids, so we used our … [Continue reading...]

Are You Living According to Your Priorites?

Are You Living According to Your Priorites?

This morning I got a call and, the next thing I know, I'm on an unexpected errand trip that I had 5 minutes to prepare the baby and myself for and it was so early in the morning we weren't even dressed yet, yikes! (Just for the record, I did NOT forget my older boys. My dad and husband watched them in the barn while they worked.) After a few stops, my mom and I decided to sit down at a lovely little cafe in town to enjoy each other's company and a delicious coffee. Coincidentally, we came onto … [Continue reading...]

Book Review From Mommy’s View: Katy No-Pocket and Mommy Guilt

Book Review From Mommy's View

Are you familiar with the classic children's book Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne? (Illustrated by H.A.Rey of Curious George fame.) It's my daughter's favorite book lately, the one she takes to bed every night and knows by heart; as for me, I got teary the first time I read it. Katy is a kangaroo with no pocket to carry her baby in. She needs help, but the other moms she looks to for advice are no help at all. Mrs. Crocodile is sympathetic, but shocked that anyone doesn't know … [Continue reading...]

9 Delicious, DIY Treats to Beat the Heat

Make you own Ice cream sandwiches to beat the heat!

There's nothing so good on a hot summer day like a cold treat! In my family, ice cream can be eaten year around; but of course it tastes especially good in the summer. My grandpa was a farmer, and he did not make a lot of money; but he would splurge and buy Schwan's ice cream every summer for the root beer floats after working in the hay field.  Being a lover of ice cream is a heritage that is  passed down in our family.  In fact, we even tease that it is our babies' … [Continue reading...]