Kohl’s Jumping Beans

Last week I stopped by Kohl’s to look at their children’s line. We were in desperate need of fall and winter wear, summer came to an abrupt end and was immediately replaced with cool fall weather….even cooler than usual. Which meant that dresses and shorts needed to be replaced with sweaters and leggings, ASAP.

I stumbled across Jumping Beans a Kohl’s Exclusive Brand.

Their leggings are AMAZEBALLS. I promse you, these are the softest leggings you will ever find. I really wish they came in my size. They are fleece lined and hold up well in the wash. Make sure to look for the Fleece Lined label if you want the softest pants and sweaters.

The One Trick That ALWAYS Gets My Toddler to Take a Nap

Want to know the one trick that ALWAYS gets my toddler to take a nap?

Recently our daughter has decided she doesn’t want to go to sleep at a normal bed time, instead she prefers to stay awake to the wee hours. Wee hours being past midnight, that is way too late for this full time working mama.

Being that my daughter is still not young enough to understand a bribe compromise, I have to resort to other methods of getting her to sleep or take a nap.

I Gave Up Alcohol for 30 Days

Yes, it’s true…for thirty days I gave up drinking ALL ALCOHOL.

That meant no mimosas at brunch, no happy hour with my coworkers, no date night drinks with my spouse, no night caps after work. Zilch. Nada.

This wasn’t a decision I came to lightly. I have a healthy relationship with alcohol, but the fact that many of my social activities revolved around it got me thinking that I should put happy hour on a short sabbatical.

I’d actually been toying around with the idea to give up drinking for an extended amount of time but hadn’t decided to commit to it. What finally pushed me over the edge, was a night out with my friend that seemed innocent enough until I woke up the following morning sick to my stomach.  And the morning after that, and the morning after that.

Escape to the Mountains

This month I’ve been obsessively grooming my blog and working on getting my brand out there. It’s been a real eye opening as to how much work really goes into advertising this blog, so worth it, but it is exhausting. Especially with a toddler who thinks bedtime is somewhere between 10 pm and never o’clock and a full time job.

That is why a few weekends ago I asked my parents if we could go up to our cabin for a one day get away.

Must Have Fall Boots for Moms

Truth, being a mom can sometimes take a toll on my fashion choices.

On my days off I find myself reaching for sneakers or flip flops, anything that will allow me to chase around my toddler, but with the fall weather upon us I seek out boots. The boots of my past (think early 20s) are no longer practical, I can’t risk my stilts when I’m chasing down my daughter.

But, I am a woman and I am a vain one, I want cute fall outfits like all the Pinterest bloggers. I’ve pulled together some of this seasons must have fall boots for moms.

But, I am a woman and I am a vain one, I want cute fall outfits like all the Pinterest bloggers. I’ve pulled together some of this seasons must have fall boots for moms.

Creating a Birth Plan

What is a birth plan?

It’s essentially a blueprint of the type of birthing experience you’d like to have. It can cover anything from not allowing students in the room to requesting delayed cord clamping.

Working in healthcare I knew that I didn’t want to be “that patient” who is overly demanding, inflexible and a control freak but there were certain things that I wanted in place, such as, I wanted to attempt a natural birth but please let me know when the “point of no return is” in case I miss my window for an epidural (I ended up getting an epidural btw)