Kids Helping In The Kitchen

One of the most important things in helping your child grow is including them in your daily activities. By doing this not only do they learn what in important part they play in your life, but they also learn skills that help them become more and more independent. I will ask my daughter from time to time if she would like to help make dinner. Usually she says no, that she would rather watch TV. After a little prodding however, she begrudgingly makes her way into the kitchen and begins to help with the tasks. After a little while she is having such a great time helping out, and being such a big part of the process. She loves getting out all the utensils and putting them around the table, setting our places. She enjoys mixing items together for the recipe and is just starting to learn how to measure out each ingredient. Though most of the cooking on the hot stove is reserved for mom and dad, we still huddle around the food as it’s being cooked and together we stir the dinner around the pot.


Sun Bum Has My Vote

Sun Bum is the BEST sunscreen my family has tried. True story. We always get a little bit burnt no matter what sunscreen we use. However, we used this a few weeks ago and were outside ALL DAY in 90 degree humid weather and none of us suffered or got a burn.

Everyday Health Pregnancy

Mug Root Beer + Pregnancy

I’m not a big soda drinker, well, I should say I wasn’t a big soda drinker until I got pregnant. I wouldn’t say I drink them everyday but I don’t know of anything better than an ice cold Root Beer (caffeine free), except if maybe I added some vanilla ice cream to it.


Join us for the #InMomsShoes Twitter Party on May 1st at 10am EST!

This Mother’s Day, Rack Room Shoes is celebrating moms – and all of the valuable wisdom we’ve gained through the years – with free shoes and a discussion on just why mother knows best. Join @ModernDayMoms on twitter for the fun #InMomsShoes Twitter Party and share your most esteemed advice as we talk motherly mantras, fashion tips and your “real mom style.” Plus, co-host @SavvySassyMoms and guest @myrackroomshoes will be joining to discuss the latest trends and, of course, your favorite spring shoe styles – with giveaways of free shoes throughout the entire party!

Everyday Parenting

“Scary” Movies

“Hey Mom, let’s watch scary movies!” my daughter said… which basically translates to us yelling for her dad to get his butt in the room because we scared ourselves silly. These were goosebumps movies. Don’t hate. Some people just aren’t meant to watch anything other than rom-coms. :)