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?

5 Free Ways to Pamper Yourself Right Now

5 Free Ways to Pamper Yourself Right Now

You don't have to be a mom to get burnt out (although a staggering number of moms are running on empty). Women in general constantly take care of others and rarely take the time to pamper ourselves. If you are looking for a reminder to refill your cup, HERE IT IS! These 5 FREE ways to pamper yourself are just the beginning. Take a moment and ask yourself what you need right now. Maybe it's a hot bath or shower? or a night in with girlfriends? Whatever you crave, you have to make the time for yourself.  

Why (& How) I Batch My Work Life and Personal Life Tasks

Batching for a more efficient workflow

I love batching! It keeps my productivity up at work and in my personal life and batching items helps me stay focused, organized, and just generally get shit done! Personally, I feel way more efficient focusing on an item and completing it (and similar tasks) rather than constantly switching on different parts of my brain.

If you are looking for small, easy ways to streamline your day and increase efficiency in your life, here are some examples of how I like to batch my tasks...

Top Tips To Stay Sane As A Stay At Home Mom

Stroll-air My Duo double stroller

My last maternity leave was vastly different than my first one was since I had an infant AND a toddler. I constantly felt like my toddler would get bored and fall behind after he was flourishing in full-time daycare.

To keep all of us sane, I set some ground rules early on and I truly feel that it made life a little more manageable. Here's how I managed the most whirlwind year of my life to date:

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