Author Archives: Jill


Freezing The Mom-Bod With CoolSculpting, Again

You may remember I went through a round of CoolSculpting a few years ago, and a machine that looks like a sucker fish turned my belly andView full post »


You’ve Got To Hear This 4 Year Old’s Fashion Advice- {Contributor}

Y’ALLLLLLLLLLL!!! I have known Caroline since she was a wee embryo. She and Leyna were born weeks apart. When her mom, Suzanne (alsoView full post »


Things I Actually Say, Now On Instagram

Parents say the craziest stuff, right? Like, “If you don’t kill the wolves for your sister, I’m going to put you inView full post »


25 Year Old Me Was Dumb, Part 2

Did you read Part 1?  Dear pregnant me, I know you think you have this figured out. You did your research, read the websites, the forums,View full post »


Sibling Bonding At Sea

When Carnival asked me who I’d like to take on a cruise before they sent me last month, I was obligated delighted to say, “MyView full post »


25 Year Old Me, You Are The Dumbest- Part 1

Dear 25 year old me, I see you looking down your nose at the family who dared bring their toddler to a proper restaurant at 8 pm. Surely itView full post »


#FreeToBe-lieve In Your #Selfie – Another Easy Tutorial

We have half bath downstairs that’s supposed to be for guests. And by “guests” I mean the 10 boys on the street who peeView full post »


I Hate You

I was probably 7, standing upstairs, peering out of my parent’s bedroom window down to my friends below. “I HATE my mom!”View full post »


We’ve Still Got A Lot Of Fight Left- For My Fellow Warrior Moms

It’s June. It’s almost halfway through June! And I feel terrible that I’m just now writing about this, organizing, this,View full post »


A Boy’s Room With Room To Grow

Slowly, slowly, so slowly, we are finishing rooms one by one in our new house. So slowly that this is only the 2nd room we ain’tView full post »


10 Fun Facts About Our First Carnival Cruise

Last month, Carnival sent us on our very first cruise as a family! The details: We went on a 7 day cruise aboard the Carnival Magic,View full post »


New iPhone For Me Means iPod For The Kids- Awesome Tutorial

I upgraded to the phone beast known as the iPhone 6 last week. All my fears of it being too large were put to rest when I successfullyView full post »


I Took A Nap For YOU Today- Important Mattress Research

 This one’s a sponsored post, brought to you by 4Sleep. If you think you’ll ever want to buy a super comfortable memory foamView full post »


5 Photography Tips All New & Expecting Parents Need to Know

I’ve been shooting with a Canon camera and lenses for almost 5 years now, so naturally I was pumped to work with them on a post toView full post »


Turn Old T-Shirts Into Room Decor – Wall Hanging and T-Shirt Pillow DIYs

We are so close to completing Kendall’s bedroom, which would make 2 rooms completely done in 6 months since moving in. I predict weView full post »


7 Times Leyna Could Not Even With Us On Our Vacation

I swear I’ll be back here soon with an actual re-cap of our super awesome cruise last week, but for now, this will have to keep yourView full post »


How To Wean Your 4 Year Old From Her Paci

After years trapped in a love/hate relationship with, selling my soul to the pacifier, we are done! Like, just in the last week. Not forView full post »


Bringing Home Baby? Here Are Some Tips

Bringing home baby soon? Well, first of all, CONGRATS! Now, let’s talk life. With a baby. A BABY… IN YOUR HOUSE… CAN YOUView full post »


The Zones Of A Filthy Family Car

In some ways, I consider myself a bit of a parenting social scientist, making observations about life with 3 children. In today’sView full post »


He’s Only 7

“We just have to remember, he’s so young still. He’s only 7.” I say stuff like that to Scott a lot. We are bothView full post »


What Doctors Want You To Know About Potty Training {Contributor}

Contributor Julie Forbes is here today with potty-traning advice she got in a class, based on advice from the AAP, that she took at aView full post »


The Picture Is A Lie, But The Clothes Are Legit

This is the homepage of MYHABIT today. Don’t you want to hate me right now? I want to hate me right now. Posing in our matchingView full post »


My Mother’s Dream Came To Life And You Can Stay There

My mother’s dream, for as long as I can remember, has been to open a lovely little resort, a B&B, some place she could put herView full post »


My 2015 Mother’s Day Gift List

Every year, I intend to put something  like this together. I always forget until, like, the day before Mother’s Day, though. IView full post »


The Official 2015 Bluebonnet Post- Because That’s A Thing

After years of anguish (see here and here), it seems Leyna has finally come to terms with the reality that is the field of bluebonnetsView full post »


If You’re Living Without A Waffle Maker, I’m Sad For You

Somethings literally change your life for the better. I think we can all agree that cans of cinnamon rolls are one of them because I triedView full post »


When Life Hands You Lemons in a Bluebonnet Field + A Ninja Husband

Somedays I don’t know why he puts up with me. He knows now that when I say it’s time for our annual torture fest- pictures inView full post »


I Want To Give You Some Bluebonnets

I never really thought I was attached to Texas when I lived here the first time (actually 2nd time, I couldn’t really remember beingView full post »


Laundry Has Some Nerve

I had so much fun teaming up with all free clear on this sponsored post, taking my aggression out on laundry. I’m pretty sureView full post »


9 Times Leyna Just Could Not With Me And My Camera

Every now and then someone will question or comment about why I don’t write and share more about Leyna. Listen, I promise she’sView full post »


Time Lapse Video Could Not Be Easier With This App

Blinkbuggy, an app I’ve written about before and love, is launching a rad new feature soon, and they’ve sponsored this post soView full post »


Happy National Siblings Day!

ISeeMe Books has teamed up with me to celebrate National Siblings Day by sponsoring this post! They are giving away books and a sentimentalView full post »


Oh Please, Get Over This Myth

Myth: Feeding your baby is for bonding and turning off life, looking into their eyes, and devoting all your attention to them while youView full post »


How To Prepare For & Conduct A Business Call At Home With Children

11:30 prepare lunch 11:45 make sure nobody needs to potty or a diaper change 11:50 turn on Thomas in the living room for one child 11:55View full post »


Instagram Picture Play In Snapseed

I get questions from time to time about how I edit my photos, both my DSLR ones (more coming soon!) AND the ones I post in Instagram that IView full post »


Almond Nutrition Coaching- Because Feeding Ourselves Is Confusing, Plus A Giveaway! {Contributor}

Stephanie Totty is contributing today, and talking about a super awesome service called Almond. It’s a virtural, personal nutritionView full post »