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Making Life Easier: Salad

Making Life Easier: Salad

This summer I’d like to develop a section of the blog called “Making Life Easier.” In summer, we move up to a small beach town in Michigan. I’d like to say we spend all day at the beach, but with a 6 month old baby, that isn’t a reality anymore. I occupy my time with […]

The Importance of Dad

The Importance of Dad

In recognition of Father’s Day I really want to talk about how big a difference a “present” dad can make to a struggling mom. Without the support of my husband I would literally only be half the mom I am. He pulls his weight and then some and has completely floored me with his dad […]

Being the bad guy

Being the bad guy

When you know better, you should do better…unfortunately this isn’t always the case.  I will never understand the parent who is told “your child is not safe in their carseat currently…this is how you correct it and this is why” and then choose to ignore the advice of both, other seasoned parents and certified professionals […]

A Personal Choice

A Personal Choice

  I used to be anti-formula. Why would someone use a substitute for something they make on their own? Breast milk has so many benefits & it’s what women do.  I was totally set on breastfeeding with my first. Not breastfeeding never crossed my mind. I picked out the pump that I wanted, bought a […]

DIY toilet paper roll scrapbook

DIY toilet paper roll scrapbook

I love crafting and if it involves upcycling, even better! We all use toilet paper and while you can easily toss the cardboard rolls out, you can also make mini memory books, scrapbooks, colorful mini books for children or even an alphabet memorization tool. This is what you will need… Toilet paper rolls Scrapbook paper […]

Review & Giveaway: Sweet Vi’s

Review & Giveaway: Sweet Vi’s

Let’s talk about soap. Yes, the stuff you bathe with, wash your hands with and sometimes drop in the shower and have a game of slip and slide trying to pick it up. One of our good friends, Jaimie, owns Sweet Vi’s. A handmade soap company based in the Chicago suburbs. They make all of […]

On becoming a lactavist.

On becoming a lactavist.

The first time that I really remember seeing a mom nurse her child I was in college. It was an acquaintance of mine, in her own house, on her own couch and she used a cover while she nursed her 6 month old daughter. It made me uncomfortable, but I continued talking to her like […]

Mom Mondays: Charlee’s Story

Mom Mondays: Charlee’s Story

My name is Charlee (pronounced just like the guys name) I am 33 years old, married to a hot blooded Italian for almost 5 years and mother of one. I guess I’ll start from the beginning but try to make my long story short! My husband and I started dating 9 years ago. I told […]

H.E.R Mud Kitchen

H.E.R Mud Kitchen

I am always looking for fun, cheap DIY stuff to make for my girls. Since starting this journey here on TMD I have become even more interested in finding ways to simplify my life, especially when it comes to way my girls play. With summer approaching it was time to hustle on setting up some […]