My Day Away

Operation FreeMom: Sharing the Hard Stuff

This is the third in the Operation:FreeMom series. Start here to catch up!...more

For the Love of Oreos

Do you have a favorite cookie? In this house, it’s the Oreo. My son loves them. My daughter loves them. And, boy does my husband love them!Why do we love Oreos? Is it their dunkability into a big glass of milk? Is it their perfect blend of chocolate and cream? Or is it something else?… Why, yes, actually. It is something else:...more

Operation: FreeMom -- Let Go of SuperMom This Year

Yes. That’s me. At a friend’s wedding. She sent me this photo with the caption: “This is what happens when a mom gets out for a night without the kids!” I cracked up because it’s true, but I was sad because I don’t have this much fun very often. Being a mom can be hard. And I started thinking. This is the thought I keep thinking: There is too much pressure to be SuperMom. ...more
@JennaHatfield Ha... It looks like I don't get out much :)more

9 Must-haves for Bringing Baby Home

After the joy of welcoming a new baby into this world, you have a few days to enjoy your precious babe before they send you home. And most hospitals send you with a bag of "goodies," or things you'll need in the coming days or weeks. Although this bag is great, there are still a few things you're going to want to stock up on for your and baby's homecoming:...more

Easy Healthy School Lunches

Now that my son will be heading off to Kindergarten, I enter the world of packing lunches. Every day. Five days a week. I could be in trouble. When I was in high school and had to pack my own lunch, it usually consisted of chocolate peanut butter bars and a donut. I kid you not. For my children, I'm hoping to go a little more healthy....more

Breastfeeding Tips and Tricks

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and I've been pretty aware of breastfeeding lately. Since we brought baby #3 home, I've had my ups and downs with breastfeeding. I thought (incorrectly) that I would have a pain-free experience with my third go at this, but I definitely had some struggles that first week....more