How To Get Your Kid(s) Dressed To Go Outside With Minimal Stress During The Winter

Winter wear for kids

Winter + dressing toddlers to go outside = stress. I am not a morning person so I prep as much as possible at night (get my evening routine here!) A few weeks ago I posted on Instagram that I was dreading getting the kids dressed in all the winter gear and out the door to daycare on time. I quickly realized I am not alone because so many of you responded with similar fears. Whenever I’m stressed about something, I try to take a step back and see how I can simplify the process (like batching, etc.) Besides having the outwear ready to go by the front door in the morning, I started thinking of other ways I could quickly get the kids dressed and out the door with minimal meltdowns. I decided to change my perspective and think of fun ways to encourage them rather that have it be a chore. Here’s how we’re getting our butts out the door this winter:

How To Simplify The Holidays

Do you ever get so jazzed up for the holidays only to be overwhelmed with the To Do List the closer it gets? You and me both, mama! In recent years I’ve taken a step back and assessed what truly matters most to me and my family. I’m not talking about extending family. I’m talking about your partner and children. Obviously the holiday season is about showing those around you how much you love them but how can you do this when you’re spread thin?

Holiday Card Ideas

How I Created A Solid Evening Routine To Simplify My Morning

Simplify Your Morning

My mornings can be chaotic to say the least. The only thing I've found helpful is prepping as much as possible each evening and creating a simple routine that I can do even when I'm exhausted or tight on time. Most of the items on this list can be completed in 15 minutes (TOTAL!) but those 15 minutes can mean everything when rushing to work/daycare in the morning. 

Weekly Calendar For Children's Activities

When I was on mat leave, people always thought I had my shit together because I would be out and about with the boys. It’s not that I wanted to be out all the time, I just knew that getting out for a walk or to an EarlyON centre before lunch made all of us a little less crazy later in the day.

Office Appropriate Fall and Winter Fashion - Contest Alert!

long cardigan and plaid pants

Here are some of my past Fall/Winter outfits that transition to the office easily. As you may (or may not) be aware, I used to blog about fashion instead of my children. Now I look back at the pictures and laugh so hard! I was so self conscious and rarely made eye contact with the camera and I clearly didn't know what to do with my face. I'm not a model in the slightest so it always felt a bit silly but the outfits are still relevant and cute so I figured aggregating some fashion inspo was a fun little throwback. And look at this sweet little nugget! Taylor was so tiny. That's right, this gem is from 2016 but the punk in me will always love a tapered plaid pant for Fall. I also love burnt orange as it's always on trend when September hits. Head on over to Instagram and tag a mama in the above photo for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

The New Mom's Arsenal!

Mama's I finally took the plunge! I've been working on this 16 page guide for months and I'm so happy to finally share it with you!

As with any woman, I've learned so much since becoming a mom. Over the past few years there's been so many ups and downs I was forced to take a step back and simplify the chaos of Motherhood. After chatting with other mom's it finally dawned on me... Why the hell should you spend hours scouring the internet and compiling lists when I can hand you a pretty little package that you can use to forge your own path? If there's one lesson I've had to learn, it's take help when it's offered!

The Ultimate Diaper Bag Checklist!

Diaper bag checklist

Ever wonder what goes in a well stocked diaper bag? As a busy mom of two, I feel like I have this down to a science! My checklist has all the basics as well as some extra items that you may have forgotten about! I’m a huge fan of my (inexpensive) Amazon diaper bag that clips to the stroller, has top handles, or can be used as a backpack. This style fits so much more than the old school totes and keeps everything neatly organized but to be honest, I rarely take it off the stroller for fear of forgetting it. Any mom knows (or finds out early on) that leaving the house without the diaper bag can turn an awesome day out into a stressful, sweat-inducing dilemma. ‘Will the baby have a poop-xplosion before I get home?’ ‘Will the baby get hungry early?’ This is why I keep it fully stocked at all times and pray to the high heavens that I don’t leave the house without it. So now lets get to the goods… what the hell goes in it?

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