Author Archives: Jill

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One of the smartest, best baby products we’ve ever had! (And a big sale!)

Stokke Tripp Trapp Sale at LullabyBaby.com- $199 ($50 off!) | BabyRabies.comView full post »

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Childproof Against Hidden House Hazards

The Allstate team teamed up with me again and sponsored this to talk a little more about household hazards, especially ones that are easilyView full post »

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Welcome To Our New Home! Unpack A Box Or Two, Will Ya?

Target offered to sponsor a post about our new house, to which I was like, YES, obviously. Because I will basically take what they pay meView full post »

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Babywearing/ Toddler Immobilizing Giveaway From Onya Baby

The last time we moved, our oldest was 8 weeks old. It was horrible. Truly. I don’t ever recommend moving across the country with aView full post »

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Here!

Here at our new home! Also “Here!” as in “Alive!” Just in case you were worried some scaffolding fell on me. OhView full post »

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An Update On The House Buying/Selling Situation

The experience of selling our house and buying a new one has been pretty similar to planning our wedding. At first, we were like,View full post »

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The Case For A Menstruation Hut

I’ve been through this 3 times now with the same results, so I think I can consider myself an expert at this point. The 2nd periodView full post »

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Kids Are Easier To Please Than We Think- A Halloween Recap

Remember how I spent nearly a week carefully crafting an intricate, homemade costume for Kendall last Halloween? Well, I was having none ofView full post »

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In October We Do The Pumpkin Patch

It’s what we’ve always done. It’s what we will always do, CHILDREN. So every year. EVERY YEAR. I will drag your littleView full post »

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He’s Probably Not A Psychopath!

The other day Kendall was doing homework, and I was like, “Holy crap. You’re, like, learning stuff. “ I mean,View full post »

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We’re In Love With This Evolved Swaddle- A Giveaway {contributor}

Contributor Suzanne is back with LOADS of ovary-bursting pics of baby Linc. You’ve. Been. Warned. And also! A sweet giveaway from aView full post »

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How To Personalize A Cutting Board (Great Housewarming Gift)

We are in the thick of the moving/buying/selling chaos. Everything is up in the air right now, and it’s so stressful. Honestly, itView full post »

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The One Day App Is My New Digital Hoarding Obsession

I’m a self-diagnosed digital hoarder. My computer files are probably hiding hundreds of dead, flat cats. My desktop (the one on myView full post »

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Successful Breastfeeding Can Include Formula

Lowell had formula. I say this not for praise or like it’s some kind of confession. It’s nothing I’m ashamed of.View full post »

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Low Budget Brass Bathroom Update

Anyone who’s ever watched an hour of HGTV in their life knows that master bathrooms and kitchens are usually what sell homes, andView full post »

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I Fought The Paci & The Paci Won. Again.

The plan was I would write a post this morning while Lowell naps and Leyna watches Doc McStuffins all about how we FINALLY kicked the paciView full post »

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Simple, Whimsical Halloween Decorations

Now that our house is officially under contract (again- we’re hopeful it will stick the 2nd time around), we can loosen up a littleView full post »

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Nothing’s Wrong With Him… Or Something’s Wrong With All Of Them

Over the last couple months, I’ve come to an equally comforting and terrifying conclusion. There isn’t anything really wrongView full post »

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Why I’m Okay With Stitch Fix’s Prices, And My October Box

I got my October box of Stitch Fix clothes last week, delivered to my door step between home showings. And then I was super bummed becauseView full post »

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Creative Pregnancy Announcements- Did You Pull One Off? {Contributor}

Big news from contributor Julie today! I have never been able to pull off anything more than a blank stare to tell my husband I’mView full post »

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Selling The Reality (House For Sale Part 2)

While the pictures we are using to sell our house depict this place as “Pinterest Perfect,” clean, bright, and fresh, they areView full post »

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Selling The Dream (House For Sale Part 1)

This is officially the longest I’ve ever lived anywhere in my entire life. Not just the longest I’ve lived in a home, but theView full post »

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Adventures With 3 Kids & The Joovy TooQool Stroller {Contributor}

Suzanne is back today with more pics of baby Lincoln! And an update on life with 3 kids, along with a great review of the Joovy TooQoolView full post »

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Communication Is A Good Thing & So Is Self Reflection- A Football Update

A lot of you chimed in with love and support after my post the other day about a lot of things, but mainly about my heartbreak over feelingView full post »

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A Place For Everything- Even Essential Oils

In my dream world, in my dream house, I am a hyper-organized person. In my dream world, in my dream house, PopTarts don’t fall onView full post »

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So This Is Six

“Hey dad, suck my dictionary. Heh.” “Um, what? What did you say?” “I said SUCK MY DICTIONARY.View full post »

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My September Fix from Stitch Fix

Hiiiii!! Okay, the last 3 weeks have been BANANAS. Lots of travel, which has been equal parts YAY and Wait? What time zone am I in? Is itView full post »

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Baby Blues? Or Browns? Or Maybe Greens?

Just curious. What color do you think his eyes are? What are they going to be? We can’t really tell. I mean, they look greenish toView full post »

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My Daughter Is Everything And Nothing I Expected- A Poppy Drops Giveaway

Leyna Lorelei- 2nd born, middle sister, hair twirler, obsessive snuggler, paci-aholic, bossy, nurturing, and addicted toView full post »

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Childhood Cancer ACTION and a #HelpSam Update

Last September, I read a post shared on Facebook, calling out the empty intentions behind so many “awareness” campaigns. ThisView full post »

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I Need A Little Feedback And You Could Win $50

I launched a reader survey the other night. I posted the link on my FB page and have already received a tremendous amount of feedback. IfView full post »

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Last-Minute School Kit – DIY & Video

The last-minute school kit is full of items I usually forget I need until the last minute, or things that will make getting my kid out theView full post »

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I Grew Up Thinking I Want To Be A SAHM. Then I Grew Out Of It. {Contributor}

This gal- Stephanie Totty of FroggyAndTheMouse.com- who I’m honored to have contributing here, has seen me through this entireView full post »

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Changing Of The Wreaths Day- September 1

I woke up today and realized August is dead, which was a shocking surprise because I usually count down the days of August with wishfulView full post »

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Still Loving Our DIY, Low Budget Hardwood Floors After 3 Years

It’s been 3 years since we installed our own hardwood floors on a small budget. We are still in love with them, and I’mView full post »

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With Experience Comes Confidence- Another Year Of School Begins

“I don’t like my hair spiky,” he said as I came at him with his dad’s bottle of hair gel. “Okay, let me justView full post »