There has been an unbelievable amount of backlash against stay-at-home moms lately. Seems like everytime I am online lately I see an article or a video about how stay-at-home moms have to defend themselevs against those who are still telling them their job is “easy” or “relaxing.” Now, I know I am speaking to the chior here because most of my audience is other mamas, but for anyone who may have stumbled upon my blog because you are looking for a way to judge us, please keep reading…
My kids have grown up as outdoor children – with much thanks to my husband. They have always been happier if they are running around in the sunshine and the grass (or sand!) beneath their feet. I know not everyone has access to a beach or a beautiful playground near their home, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and allowing your littles to enjoy the great outdoors! I am sharing with you today some of our favorite ways to spend time in nature & how to get your children to love it too.
Did I just put the word “relaxing” and “toddler” in the same sentence? I have come to the realization that those two opposing forces are not generally in my vocabulary simultaneously, however, I am integrating new ways to make night time just a little easier. I’m not promising this will make them fall asleep any earlier (although a mama can hope!) but I can say the process has become a fun bonding time for me, Ryland, and Landon. Speaking of those boys, they have both suffered from sensitive and dry skin since they were born, but the SoCozy products that we have been using for the past few months are ideal for them!
When I say, I’m not a cook… I mean that. I’m totally guilty of searching on Pinterest for things like, “How to cook for my family when I don’t want to cook?” Anyone else totally with me? I am not very comfortable in the kitchen and going to the grocery store is one of those tasks that (especially with kids) just haunts me throughout the week. I’m all for eating good food. In fact, I’d say I’m pretty good at that! 😉 I am stoked to share with you a service that has made cooking so much easier and even (dare I say it) more fun! This mama needed some help in this department, so I’m sharing 5 reasons why Dinner Thyme is perfect for me!
I am a picture TAKER. Now, I wouldn’t call myself a photographer, but taking pics anytime, anywhere. That’s me! More so than taking pictures, I love looking back on them. Honestly, since I became a mom the idea of “take a picture, it will last longer” has never been so real. These kids of mine are growing up literally by the day and I routinely take a peek back at their baby pictures and laugh, cry, and reminisce.
If I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, delicious breakfast food may be the winner! I am a sucker for tasty waffles and Eggo Buttermilk Waffles have been my favorite to keep stored in my freezer for as long as I can remember. With how easy and quick they are to make, they are definitely a great option for busy families and people on the go in the mornings. In order to make breakfast a little more fun and exciting for my little guys, I decided to make some breakfast waffle pops and I’m pumped to share them with you!
I am so excited to finally be able to show you the incredible Sprouts Farmer’s Market in Carrollwood that officially opens today! I had the honor of attending the family & friends opening last night, and it was a blast! I am certain that this is going to be the new go-to place to shop in the Tampa Bay area. From it’s ingenious store layout, to their fresh and local products, all at amazing prices, there is no need to shop anywhere else any longer.
It’s almost here! The grand opening of Sprouts Farmers Market in Carrollwood is only a week away and I simply cannot wait! I’ve shared tons of reasons why I am excited about the opening from all the incredible foods that they serve to their mission in our very own community, but now I’m sharing the details on the big week ahead and how it can help you save money – during the opening and beyond! Will I get the chance to see you there!? When are you heading out to the store?