5 Awesome Things You Can Do Outside While Baby Wearing

I will never know how many miles we walked. The hours spent on our “project” added up as the days and weeks passed. I wonder if he knew how much he helped me through the teenage years. Our walks became an outlet for me: a safe place to vent my thoughts, feelings and turmoil, and there is a lot of that when you are an awkward teenager. We walked and walked. Our mission was to cover every single street, road, even the narrowest path in our small rural Danish town. We marked our trips on a … [Read more...]

Be Prepared For Family Fun With These 12 Things in Your Car

It is a hot sticky Saturday afternoon in the middle of summer. The humidity here in South Florida makes the air so thick you can cut it with a knife. The kids are hot, sweaty and cranky, even though we are inside chilling in our air conditioned house. The clock on the microwave says 2:13, which means the babies are supposed to be napping, but no such luck. Everyone is overtired and slightly annoyed. There is nothing left to do than to implement plan B, immediately. We quickly bark orders for … [Read more...]

A Letter to the Woman Stuck in a Toxic Relationship

Dear Woman in a Toxic Relationship, I see you! Not in a creepy, stalker way, no you have enough of that going on in your everyday life. But I SEE you - the woman behind the sad eyes, the unkempt hair, the mismatched clothes and the body language that screams “please let me blend in. I don’t want to stick out. I don’t want to offend him. I don’t want him mad at me - again.” I see YOU - the strong woman who has been beaten down by words, hands or worse. The woman who’s confidence has … [Read more...]

How to Create, Play and Have Fun with LEGO DUPLO

I am SURE you have been in this situation several times if your kids love LEGO DUPLO like ours do. Here we are, on the floor of their room, surrounded by a sea of red, blue and yellow LEGO DUPLO bricks. Jansen (4), Jonah (2) and I, in-between incomplete sets, half assembled buildings and wheel-less cars. Now what?! The kids are BEGGING for me to build a zoo with for them. Let me see here, a zoo, that’s just a square with a few windows and doors, right? Oh, judging from the impatient … [Read more...]

20 Ways You Know You Are Rocking Motherhood

We are good moms, right?! As a matter of fact, we are better than that, we are GREAT moms! My kids wear their Sunday best, even on Tuesdays, yours do too, right? When I cook, my kids scarf down the food so fast that I have to remind them to chew every bite at least 17 times. They ask for seconds and thirds, and of course, they decline ALL offers of dessert. Yours do too, right? Or… perhaps the definition of being an awesome mom varies slightly at your house? Truth be told, motherhood in our … [Read more...]

How to DIY a Miniature Dinosaur Garden the Kids Will Love

“But Mama, you cannot have a dinosaur from the Jurassic period living with one from the Cretaceous period - It just can’t be done!” His forehead was wrinkled and his eyes expressed sadness and confusion. Jacob (9) threw his hands in the air with an exasperated sigh. I was about to commit the cardinal sin of letting a Brachiosaurus live with a Tyrannosaurus Rex and I really should have known better. Note to self: brush up on my paleontology studies. (This post may contain affiliate … [Read more...]

Give a Box. Make Great Friendships That Last a Lifetime

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveABox #CollectiveBias You know the sixth-sense-feeling you get when something isn’t quite right with one of your friends? All of a sudden she is on your mind, and you have this urge to pick up the phone to check in - and to calm your worries. Well, that happened to me recently. My dear friend had her second baby a few months ago. She was still in her “4th trimester” mode, but out of … [Read more...]

50 Things Every Tired New Mom Needs to Hear

The living room was a disaster. There was laundry piled everywhere. Dishes in the sink, patiently waiting to be loaded in the dishwasher. The ones in the dishwasher were also patiently waiting for their turn to be put away. In six short weeks our lives had turned from “domestic bliss” to “I think a tornado just hit, how will we ever be “normal” again.” I called my friend Kara. I was counting on her for encouragement. She had gone through the exact same experience three weeks before we did. … [Read more...]

How to Find Your Style and Look Awesome on a Budget

 How to find your style and look awesome on a budget Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that I am NOT a fashion blogger, nor do I claim to be! This is how bad my fashion sense is, I recently read that tassels are all the rage. The only two things I can think of that have tassels are my grandmother’s old curtains and strippers’ nipples - so there you have it, do NOT take fashion advice from me. There IS, however, one thing I am great at, which I will share with you: I have … [Read more...]

How to Handle Tantrums and Rude Strangers

Jonah and I were running errands on one of our “quality time mornings.” His three brothers were in school, so it was just me and my little side-kick. Every ounce of my attention went to the little boy with the big brown eyes and the sweetest bowl hair cut. He wore his favorite outfit, the blue R2D2 shirt with the orange cut off pants. Jonah was in a state of toddler euphoria. He had his mama all to himself! We walked into Target and I casually mentioned that he could pick out a toy for him … [Read more...]

Lalabu Soothe Shirt Giveaway

The first three month's of a baby's life are considered the "fourth trimester" and with good reason. The two of you (mother and child) are getting to know each other and adjusting to life outside of the womb. Snuggling with your baby, holding him tight is a motherly instinct. Don't let that urge go to waste - with the Lalabu Soothe shirt you can do kangaroo-care (modified version) while getting your to-do list tackled.  For a newborn, there’s nothing more soothing than being held. So it's … [Read more...]

Baby Bath Set Giveaway from Max & Madeleine

It has been one long day! I need a reset button. The kind of magical button that will reset my kids’ moods, my energy, the noise level - everything. A big fat “do over” button. I have counted 34 meltdowns, 18 altercations over toys, 9 urgent requests for food or drinks and 7 of them were “sent back to the kitchen” for being served in the wrong cup or bowl. Is it bed time yet? I look longingly at the clock and I make an executive decision. Regardless of what the clock says, it is bath time! … [Read more...]

How to be Awesome at Preparing for a Baby on a Budget

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnugDryUltra #CollectiveBias Life changing events are forever etched in our memories. On a moment’s notice, we recall where we were, what our surroundings looked like, and what the person who broke the news said. I am sure you have a few such events stored in your memory banks. I have one that stands out, probably because it’s the pivotal moment when I went from dating a tall handsome … [Read more...]

How to Upcycle an Old Glass Into an Awesome LEGO Vase

“What is THIS? The things hanging from this plant?” Jansen was holding up a yellow DUPLO brick with a picture of a potato plant. His little forehead wrinkled, with an inquisitive look in his brown eyes. He titled his head to the side and looked at the brick, then at me and then back to the brick… wondering about the strange plant. (Thank you LEGO, for sending us the DUPLO “My First Garden” set. Please know that all the opinions are mine and Jansen’s. This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]