• Mom life

    A cool mom

    Today, I got to be the cool mom. You know the one. The one that can make her kids smile and laugh and has such an easy way about her and you secretly envy her effortless awesomeness. I was her. I feel like typically, I get so in the routine of what needs to be done and keeping it all together that sometimes I forget to break the rules. And sometimes rules need to be broken. After a very full day of swimming, visiting with family we haven’t seen in a very long time and a trip to the playground, my kids were frankly, exhausted. They had rode home with…

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    Kudo Banz – review

      Parenting is a roller coaster. Never knowing if what you’re doing is right and always looking for ways to better yourself. Now that Anna and Kinsley are 4, Staci and I have been noticing how independent these little girls are becoming and with that comes a lot of sass and disobedient behavior. The girls want to do what they want and on their own terms and also have this little thing called selective hearing. It can be so stressful when we are trying to get somewhere and feel like we have to reason with these little girls just to be able to get somewhere on time. They are more…

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    The pressure is real

    One of the worst feelings in the world is something happening to your child.  In front of you, no less. This is hopefully one of the hardest blogs I will write. I debated on sharing it, but I felt like I would be doing a disservice if I did not share.  It is so easy to watch Instagram stories and look at pictures when almost every picture looks like a good day.  But in reality, there are plenty of scrapes and meltdowns and bruises that don’t get documented because, kisses and snuggles are taking place. The pressure of mom life is so real and it is excruciating for any parent…

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    Top 10 beach day essentials for moms

    Beach days are finally here! Living in New England, we are basically limited to 3 months of summer/hot weather. June, July and August. That is pretty much it. We can be lucky in May or September with a few nice days, but it could be 90* one day and 40* the other. That is what we are dealing with right now. We have been so lucky this Spring with it being in the 70’s most of the month so we have been able to sneek in a couple beach days. For my family this is the first real year that we are able to enjoy the beach. With Anna being…

  • New England living

    Life’s a beach, roll with it

    BRAVE. There are so many things that come to mind when I hear this word. I think of the men and women that sacrifice themselves to protect this great nation. I think of the men and women that run into burning buildings as everyone else is running out. I think of the men and women that run towards an active shooter rather than waiting for it to end. But me, I do not think of myself as brave. Today, Lauren and I, and our brood of four (plus one, because Lauren watches an adorable little girl that is along for the crazy ride, most days) had a beach day. We…

  • Mom life

    Top 10 relaxing gift ideas for mom

    A very happy mothers day to all you mamas out there. We are very thankful today and everyday for the sweet littles that made us moms! I hope you are all doing something special today or are just able to relax. Sometimes life just happens and we forget to take a minute or two to ourselves.   Staci and I have come up with just a few of our favorite things that we find relaxing.   Headphones – A fine way to tune out the tantrums, just saying. Massage – Need I say more!? Wine – all the wine… this one is a no brainer and so very much appreciated!…

  • DIY & Crafts

    DIY Mothers Day Bouquet

    I cannot believe May is here already. This year has flown by. The weather is also, finally starting to feel like spring, we were even able to have our first beach day! We have been trying to soak up every minute we can outside, because we have been cooped up in the house for, what felt like, the LONGEST WINTER EVER!! So we haven’t been spending much time on our arts and crafts. I have been thinking a lot lately on what I wanted to do for Mother’s day and what I would gift my mom and my MIL. I am totally a homemade gift-er. Especially when it comes to…

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    Mommy needs a minute

    But first … Wine. Now on a more serious note, Staci and I are sitting here on our “playdate”, you know the ones where the kids are supposed to play nicely together while us moms are allowed to kick back and relax. Yeah, not the case here. Let me be real for one second.. #momlife So far we have given snack, changed some diapers, broken up arguments, found two of the same toys so there was no fighting, kissed boo-boos, wiped noses, you get the picture. All we can say is thank goodness we can do this together because holy, exhausting. This is making our morning workout seem like a…

  • New England living

    Funway Playground – Londonderry NH

    Another week, another playground! This time we have visited it 3 times in one week!  That is when you know you have found the jackpot!  You really have to know what you’re looking for when going to Funland playground because it sits back off of the road in Londonderry, NH.  It shares a parking lot with the local high schools athletic fields but has several reserved parking spaces specifically for this playground. One of my favorite things about this playground is that there is a long(ish) sidewalk that wraps around the tennis court and then BOOM!  It opens into one of the best designed playgrounds we have gone to. There…

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    What is my name again? – MOM

    Hi. My name is who? My name is what? My name is Mom. Momma. Mommy. Mommy. Mom. MMMOOOMMM!!! Do you ever wish you had a different name?   I don’t know if it is because I stay home with my kids or what, but it seems as though any time they need something or are whiney, that it is always aimed at me.   I just want to be like “ummm….. hello, your dad is equally capable to get you a snack or a drink or my favorite- wiping your hiney!   I love these tiny humans that call me mom, but there should be a limit on the number…

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