Keeping my baby safe with the Levana Ayden Video Baby Monitor + a Giveaway!

Having 3 kids, sometimes I wish I could bubble wrap everything to keep them safe. The house they live in, the ground they walk on, each other– yea, I admit it, I am one of those helicopter parents. My middle girl likes to be a little rough with her little brother, so I am constantly having to run into the next room to make sure she’s not pushing him or riding him like a horse (it’s happened, trust me!).

Even though my son isn’t walking yet at 14 months, he is quite the little daredevil– climbing on furniture and cruising along the walls.. I’ve had visions of him climbing out of his crib during naptimes, so I incessantly check on him throughout that 3 hour chunk of time to make sure he is safe. It’s quite interrupting to do so since I try to work during those times, plus I don’t want to wake him by the creaky door opening to his room, so something just has to give! read more

We’re selling our first home!

Well folks, after almost 10 years, 3 kids, and lots and lots of memories, it looks like we are going to be selling our first home in hopes of buying something more suitable for our family of 5! This house has served us well, but it is time to move on because it has definitely shrunk over the past 10 years and by golly, we keep on growing! This home is only 949 square feet and originally had 3 bedrooms and one bath. About 6 years ago, we converted the garage and added an extra bathroom and living space (AKA storage dungeon– which is a sore spot for me.. I am sure I will tell you why later), but the house is still too small and dinky for us! read more

The Girls’ New Picnic Table for Summer!

This is a sponsored post, I am a Kmart blogger, though all opinions are my own.

summer picnic fun #kmartsummerfun

This summer, a lot of our outdoor toys have bit the dust. My oldest daughter was riding her bike and it literally fell apart underneath her. The plastic baseball bat has lost its top, and all of the outdoor chalk has been rained on and turned into mush. {Insert terrible mother guilt here} Thankfully though, Kmart has come to the rescue and I was able to pick up this super cute kids picnic table so the girls would have somewhere to sit and hang out when they’re playing outside! read more