The strange thing that happened on my kids’ first day of kindergarten and nursery school

Brothers on the first day of school holding a kindergarten sign

In the weeks leading up to Levi's preschool graduation in June, I cried almost every day in anticipation of my first-born heading off to kindergarten. Ok, I bawled. I'm talking big, ugly tears and a chronic lump in my throat. I just couldn't believe that my baby was heading to elementary school. I mean, he's so small for his age! Thank goodness for this waterproof … READ MORE!

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Back to School: 5 Ways to Make Mornings More Manageable

To-do lists with erasable Pilot Pens are a great way to make mornings more manageable with kids.

It’s hard to believe that Asa begins preschool next week and even harder to believe that Levi starts kindergarten today. (Wasn't he just a baby? When did he get so old?!) For the first time, I’ll have both boys in school, which means that our mornings will undoubtedly be more hectic than ever before. Getting Levi and Asa dressed, fed, and off to different camps this summer offered me a preview … READ MORE!

8 decadent milkshake recipes for when you really want to indulge

S'mores Milkshake recipe

If you give a kid a milkshake, he'll like you a lot. But if you give a kid unlimited milkshakes, he'll love you forever. * * * Two weeks ago, I was invited to experience Johnny Rockets 2.0. The theme restaurant recently underwent a complete brand refresh, ditching its 50s diner vibe in favor of a more modern dining experience. No more jukeboxes. No more dancing servers dressed in soda … READ MORE!

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Mid-summer check-in

Toddler eating hot dog bun

So here's a funny story: After a month and a half of not posting anything on Instagram, I decided last week to share a new photo. Of course, I happened to post when Instagram's hashtags were broken, so only 21 people ended up liking this ridiculously adorable photo of Asa eating a hot dog bun. (Previously, I averaged 80-100 likes per photo.) Le sigh. Anyway, I wanted you to know that I'm … READ MORE!

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