Why We Argue In Front Of Our Kids

Our voices were raised. Our tone was frustrated. We were barely waiting for the other to finish before we snapped back with our own reply. The cabinet door slammed. What was it about? Who even knows. Maybe the teething baby, the bills due, the unpredictable schedule, the obligations. Adulting is hard. Harder on 2.5 hours sleep and sporadic bites of […]

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Teacher Gift: Thank You For Helping Me Grow

Hopping on here really quick tonight to share this incredibly easy teacher gift idea. Truthfully, all the cutesy teacher gift ideas in the world aren’t going to match up to a good old gift card (amiright, teachers?!?! haha), but it’s important to me that my children take an active part in showing their gratitude to others. This idea covers both […]

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Family Beach Day Essentials

Our kids take after us – they LOVE beach, pool, lake – water any way they can get it. πŸ˜› The more kids we added, the more hectic these beach days became. With a lot of trial and error, we ended up with exactly what we needed to be able to truly relax and enjoy our family beach day! As […]

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Ordinary Days, A Diaper Bag And Love

Motherhood Style Before my babies were even born, I’d decided what kind of mom style I’d have. I was never going to do the leggings/sneakers thing. I wouldn’t have my hair in a messy bun every day, my bag would always match my outfit, and my style was going to be perfectly complemented by my angelic brood surrounding me. πŸ˜‰ […]

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Keeping Marriage Alive In The Trenches

Marriage in the trenches! I always think of this blog as motherhood-with-an-extra-side-of-police-life, but in the last several weeks, the majority of questions I’ve gotten from all of you have actually been about marriage. Several of you specifically asked about our “perfect marriage,” or “how do we do it” and while I struggled with how to answer you all while respecting […]

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Setting A Routine To Build Confidence In Kids

Sharing today about the kids’ routine chart! Several of you asked for more details on the chart I mentioned in this post, and how I get the kids to stick with it. Children love routine! It gives a sense of security and confidence when they know what’s going to happen next. As they get older, that knowledge also brings a […]

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5 Little Habits To Shape Their Hearts

Habits – good and bad – are the foundation of our days. There are a thousand parenting articles and books, but sometimes what I really need is a concrete, practical way to mother right now, this minute, while the dinner is cooking, the toddler is screaming, the older kids need help with homework, and the to-do lists seem never-ending. All […]

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Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day

We are all about holidays over here – any excuse to eat themed snacks and set a fun table! Holidays are an important part of our family life, but holidays are a time to make memories and be together. They shouldn’t be a source of stress. Easier said than done, especially with little ones, but as with everything else, I’ve […]

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Motherhood Is My Gift Of Love

My sweetest motherhood thoughts tend to happen at night. When all those tiny humans are fast asleep, the house quiet, and the work is done – then it’s easy for me to remember all I love about motherhood. In the quiet of the night, my heart is always softer, and I often am nostalgic for their toddler years and tiny […]

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