• Parenthood

    I am one lucky stay at home mama, but luck has nothing to do with it.

    “Oh you’re so lucky to be a stay at home mom.” “I’m so jealous!” “I would give anything to stay home.” I hear them all the time, and normally I just smile softly and nod my head in agreement. Because yes, I am so lucky and I am so blessed. But once in awhile, normally after a few rough nights of sleep or a particularly hard day of butting heads with a toddler, those simple statements get to me a little. I read into them a little more than I should. And I know people mean well, they really do. They aren’t trying to make me bite my tongue, they are just stating the truth.…

  • Life,  Parenthood

    Why you should get yourself a planner.

    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclaimer for more info:) I need some structure. I enjoy having a to-do list. My toddler, my pets, my husband, my house, just run more smoothly on a schedule. I have officially been back at it as a stay at home mama for almost a month. It’s been amazing, and stressful, and a little isolating, but we’re finding our groove. Surprisingly, one of the biggest struggles so far is keeping myself busy and getting done what I want to get done, while simultaneously feeling like I’m not doing enough “nothing” with Everest. The procrastinator in me has been poking around, making me think I’ve got all the time in…

  • 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 coffee in the morning, where I bake banana bread, cook meals for my family, and where I write 90% of my blog posts after my son is asleep. I have probably a few too many kitchen gadgets… please tell me I’m not alone? But a…

  • 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 would. Turns out, going back to stay at home mama is very bittersweet. It’s the dream after all, right? Being able to stay at home and raise your family. One of you is always there, never having to miss out on milestones. Never having to…