Fall Colors in Shenandoah National Park

If you live on the East Coast, you know that one of the prettiest fall sights is watching the leaves change color. Being born and raised in California, we definitely didn’t get to experience seasons so to finally live somewhere where we do, I am all about it. Last year we drove the North Carolina…

Grayson turns 7!

Last weekend was Grayson’s 7th birthday! Honestly, I was and am still very emotional about it. He’s my baby and the fact that he’s now 7, just blows my mind. Leading up to his birthday, I was looking at pictures from the last seven years and just couldn’t believe how fast time has flown by….

4 Ways To Get It All Done As A Busy Mom

No matter if you are a stay-at-home mom, a work-from-home mom, or a work-from-the-office mom, I know you are busy. As moms, we have 100 to-dos for ourselves, our houses, and of course, our babies. It is truly never-ending, but one thing that we have to remind ourselves is that the work we do –…

10 Things to Do for Self-Care

Self-care is such a loaded word for me. Taking care of myself? I mean, what does that even mean?! As a stay at home mom, I’m constantly taking care of my kids, helping them with school (thanks pandemic!), cooking, cleaning, running errands, etc. When is there time for myself? I’ve learned that you have to…

Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas is my favorite time of year. Ever since I was a kid and the magic of Santa, getting together with family, looking at Christmas lights, baking, I loved it all. One of my favorite traditions was going to my grandparents house every Christmas Eve. It was my dad’s parents house and I just loved…

Halloween- Tricks or Treats

I’ve always been a huge fan of Halloween! When I was working out of the house full-time, my coworkers would get dressed up, we’d have a potluck and it would just be a really fun day! I miss the dressing up for work and this year I was afraid we were going to miss out…

Fall Colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway

I’ve always wanted to check out the fall colors, specifically in the New England States. Maybe someday, but the next best thing was a trip to our local mountains to check them out. We’re normally planners, but the pandemic has made us plan a lot of last minute trips. This trip to see the fall…

Distance Learning

Isn’t it crazy how quickly our lives can change? Now that we’re in the midst of the pandemic, it’s hard to picture just months ago we were going out to restaurants, seeing concerts, dropping our kids off at school. Actually, the weekend we found out about school being closed indefinitely, we were visiting family in…

Loss in the Time of a Pandemic

On the early morning of April 15th, it was very windy at our house. The difference in weather is something we’re still getting used to in our new home state of North Carolina. Brooklin woke up because of the wind and came into our room a little after 2 am. I got up, settled her…

Our First Snow!

We’ve never lived anywhere where snow is a regular thing. In Southern California, if you wanted snow, you drove out to the mountains. When we lived in California, we owned a cabin in the mountains and luckily experienced snow when we stayed there for the weekend several times. But that was our extent to living…