WHY I’M CHOOSING TO HAVE A SMALL FAMILY

Emily entered our lives this July and made us a family of six. Many of you are reading this and thinking, “A family of six is NOT a small family.” and I totally agree. Nowadays, a couple choosing to have more than 2 kids is considered to be a big family. To understand where I’m…

MOLLY AND THE HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, TERRIBLE TWOS

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. For some, the “Terrible Twos” don’t hit until they actually turn two years of age. For my kids, they always start a bit earlier than that. Molly officially turns 18 months today and she’s been “terrible” for the past month. When Emily was born in…

5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR COORDINATING A FAMILY PHOTO WARDROBE

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. When it comes to family photos, finding outfits to wear can be just as challenging as finding the right photographer. Remember when your mom made you and your sisters wear the same floral lace dress? Gone are the days of match-matchy. It can seem overwhelming…

10 FUN WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. This summer has been the driest and most humid summer I’ve experienced yet. And since most of it was spent being pregnant (baby Emily finally arrived on July 28th), I felt like I didn’t really get to enjoy it as much with my little family…

Welcome Baby Emily

I’ve been MIA and for good reason. My last post was back in June and I’ve been meaning to write more posts- in fact, I had a new blog post idea each week but I just never got around to it because… SUMMER!!! That’s right. I’ve just been relaxing with my kids and being that…

The Best Toys to Keep Your Kids Busy

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. Now that school is out, you’re probably busy planning your family vacation. Whether it be a road trip or a flying trip, you’ll need to figure out what to do with your kids and how to keep them occupied for XX amount of hours till…

Managing Kids’ Artwork

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. Now that the school year is done and over with, you’re probably looking at a pile of paper and feeling overwhelmed with what to do with it. Heck- I was feeling overwhelmed the first month of the school year. I wanted to keep everything since…

A Super Awesome Graduation Gift- Oh, The Places You’ll Go! book

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. I must admit, this idea never occurred to me until I started seeing posts from other Moms online. And when I saw it, I knew it was just meant to be. You see, I never expected it to be this perfect because when I found…

Hmong Educational Tools and Resources for Children

This post may contain referral/affiliate links. Read the full disclosure. Today is Hmong American Day and in honor of this day, I will be giving away 1 Hmong book to a reader who comments below what their favorite book was when they were little. Did you know that a 2009 study from researchers at the…

The Glory to Come

“I hate being pregnant.” I said out loud as I was panting and gasping for air after coming up the stairs from the basement. We have been doing a lot of spring cleaning around here and rearranging furniture to best fit our lives now. I don’t even know why we bother to when our lives…