Tell me if you’ve experienced this scenario before: your kids wake up and see that there is snow on the ground. They beg you to go outside. After hours of delaying, you finally agree that they can go outside....

Beat the Winter Blues

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Even though I was born and raised in the Midwest cold, every single year I find myself struggling to beat the winter blues right as January rolls around. The holidays have ended and the cold, dreary days that once...
Feeling a little cluttered after the holidays? Here are a  few things I have done this year to help my home return to normal. Taking down the decorations, room by room: My kiddos get really sad when the holidays are over,...
The winter holiday season is full of all my favorite things— family, friends, cute decorations, food, shopping, laughter, joy, and lots of memorable moments. However, there is one aspect of this season that I begrudgingly welcome back every year. If...
Berry-picking season = making delicious memories! These are some favorite local spots where Northwest Ohio families can enjoy picking berries and making memories. Please call ahead to make sure the crop is ripe and ready for picking! (Note: some...
Mealtimes can be really hard with a toddler. When my son first started solids it was a lot of fun to experiment with new and different foods. He used to eat most of them. But now that he's a...
I’ve always been a huge library fan.  As a child, my mom took us so we could sign up for the summer reading programs, and as an adult, I’ve found myself using the library’s resources even more.  Now enter...
I’ve never been fond of running. Something you would automatically assume about someone who’s whole career revolves around fitness. However, knowing that so many women DO enjoy going out and hitting the pavement for exercise, the topic of running...

When a Pet Dies

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Losing a pet is never easy. For many kids, including my own, the death of a pet is the first time in their life that they experience death. My husband and I adopted our first dog, Kalley, together in 2014...
It feels like there is never enough time in a day to get everything done. Add kids to the mix, and that time shrinks even more. One of the ways I have found to make each day run more...