• Life,  Parenthood

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body,

    Dear Beautifully Mediocre Body, I need to start off by saying, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for being such a hater lately, I’m just in one of those slumps. One of those slumps where I just don’t feel comfortable in you, in my own skin. I’ve gained back a majority of the weight we lost for the wedding and am just feeling very meh. It’s not your fault though. You don’t…

  • Parenthood

    Our toddlers favorite Melissa and Doug toys.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I’m sure you’ve seen the Melissa and Doug section at your local Walmart or Target, always filled with adorable wooden toys, making you feel all nostalgic. There is just something so cool about simple wood toys, or is that just me? I love that their products don’t take a million batteries and aren’t built with a thousand tiny plastic parts…

  • Life

    #letsgetlexitocollege

    The post I’m writing today is a little different than normal, so hang tight. Probably a little unorthodox… probably going to pull the haters out from wherever they’ve been hiding. But, I’m hoping that instead of hating, we can band together over something joyous, instead of waiting until a time of tragedy to help one another out. I’m hoping everyone with a baby sister of their own can relate to…

  • Life

    A Beautifully Mediocre Mamas 8 Kitchen Essentials.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) If your house is anything like mine, the kitchen is where everything goes down. The cooking, crying, meltdowns, bill paying, hotwheel car racing, important life changing conversations, anything and everything happens in the kitchen. I feel like I spend a majority of my time there and I’m ok with it, I feel content. It’s where I enjoy my…

  • Life

    Going back to stay at home mama is so bittersweet.

    Well guys, I did it. After many late night conversations, lots of time spent calculating childcare costs vs take home pay, and even some tears, hubby and I have decided the best decision for us right now is for me to stop working. So I did it, I quit my job. And as my last shift creeps up on me, its surprisingly stirring up more emotions that I thought it…

  • Recipes

    Banana Bread Using Frozen Bananas

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) If you’re anything like me, you always buy too many bananas. Like why am I such a bad judge of my family’s banana consumption on a weekly basis? It never fails that at least one or two will turn brown over night and then, god forbid, I try to feed them to anyone. Myself, I don’t mind them a little…

  • Parenthood

    5 items that made the cut from baby to big boy.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) There is a long list of things I would deem actual necessities when you’ve got a new baby. There is also a long list of things I would say hell no to wasting my money on the next time around. And then there are the things that are really a more bang for your buck kind of investment.…

  • Life

    To my best friend on our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife.

    Dear husband, Our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife is upon us. You’re working, like the amazing provider you are. I’m home with our sweet and wild toddler. We won’t see each other for a few hours still, but I’ve been thinking about you all day. Being newly married doesn’t necessarily change the feelings of Valentine’s Day, I loved you last year and I’ll love you the next. But…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    My Blighted Ovum Miscarriage Part 1.

    I wasn’t sure I really wanted to write this one, so bear with me guys. But then I realized, it’s really the event that pushed me to actually start the blog in the first place. Scouring the internet for peoples experiences consumed me for nights on end. If I can be someone elses solace, then I should share. This will be the first that most people hear of our miscarriage.…