10 Minute (or less) Beauty Routine

  If you’re like me; you’re a mom, you like to sleep in, and you seem to always be running late! And if you’re like me you may be lacking time to get ready in the morning.  So, I’m sharing my favorite products and tips that help me get out the door in ten minutes looking like a million bucks (or at least like I didn’t just roll out of bed after a night of baby feedings every other hour.) I...

Where did the Weekend Go?

Every Sunday evening I think to myself, “Where did the weekend go?!”  Ugh.  So, here we are on another Monday morning. Large cup in hand and watching ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines‘ (not by choice-if I want to finish my coffee in peace…)  We had an awesome weekend and it just goes by too fast (I’m sure everyone would agree!) We didn’t do anything crazy special this weekend, but sometimes those make for the best weekends. We are soaking up this great...

An Open Letter to my Friends Without Kids

I admit it- I am a shitty friend.  Sometimes I don’t text back for hours or I forget altogether.  You ask about dinner or coffee, but the truth is my kids can be real assholes.  Being in public and expecting them to sit still and behave is asking for a miracle.  My toddler is fast approaching his terrible twos and I can’t even get in and out of Target (not even looking at handbags and home decor, I’m talking essentials,...

Blog Revamp

Hey friends! If you’re checking out my blog- you probably noticed the new look. I hope you like it!  I’m really trying to make things easy to read, mobile-friendly, and aesthetically appealing.  So, I’m looking for feedback. What do you think? How does it look on your phone? Tablet? Computer? What works well? What doesn’t?  Anything is appreciated.  I would also love to hear what you like to read about most from me, and what you want to see here....

No More Babies… For Now

I decided to take the plunge and talk to my doctor about a semi-permanent birth control option.  Now, before you put on your judging pants and you’re against birth control.  Take them off… I have two babies under two years old and my hands are full and my sanity can only handle two kids right now.  I don’t love the idea of pumping my body with something that it doesn’t create on its own, or furthermore placing a foreign object...

Lachlan & Lenny

Okay friends; I’ve teamed up with Georgie, a talented artist and owner of  Lachlan and Lenny to give away one free portrait!  If your dying to order one immediately, (or don’t win the giveaway) you can use the code RAISINGBUDDIES10 for an extra 10% off at checkout! I am terrible at anything involving artistic tools. When I was in 7th grade, we had to make a 16×20 self-portrait that was first sketched, then painted.  My sketch wasn’t too bad, but, once...

Breast, Bottle, & Dirty Chicken Nuggets

Baba Bandz Being a parent is hard. Of course, having opinions shoved down your throat only makes it harder. Everyone has their own opinions on breast/bottle feeding and we all have our own reasoning. In my opinion this sums it up perfectly: I breastfed Henry until he was a little over a year old and I don’t think this makes him any better than a child who was bottle fed from the day one.  The other day I caught him...

4th of July Weekend

We had an awesome long weekend (I hope you did too!)  We are more attuned to clamping, and aren’t much for actual camping or cabins (or not sleeping in our big comfy bed.)  But, we do like being outside and going on little adventures.  So, for our weekend we went to the local fair, lake for the day, and parade. Henry’s Shirt- Gap Kids So, the roller coaster didn’t go over so well.  I felt so bad, he was so scared...

Milestones- Time goes by too fast

When I was pregnant with Henry I heard at least 500 times, “Soak it all in… time goes by fast!”  And you know what, it REALLY does.  I get teased by my family all the time that I take too many pictures, but pictures and videos are the treasure we look back on.  Every few weeks my husband and I lay in bed after the kids are asleep and look through pictures on our phones.  Sometimes the pictures are just...

Picking the Juiciest Watermelon

While writing this I feel like I’m watching Special Agent Oso (If you haven’t had the “pleasure” of watching this cartoon you won’t get it, thats okay.)  “Three special steps, that’s all you need. Three special steps, and you’ll succeed…” You’re welcome for getting that stuck in your head for the day (sigh.)  #momlife Anyways, here are the 3 simple steps I was taught to picking out the juiciest, tastiest, sweetest watermelon in the bunch! 1.  It doesn’t matter if...