Hello and welcome to my blog! I thought I would introduce you to this blog; let me first tell you a bit about myself. First off, I am definitely a multitasking mom! I am a mom, wife, insurance adjuster, professional dancer, USA Cheerleader, dance teacher, grad student, founder of a nonprofit, One Hope Wine Cause Entrepreneur, pageant queen, and blogger. With all that on my plate, I have learned a lot about prioritizing, time management, organization, and tips to make the most of your time. I am learning new tricks and ideas all the time!
Family-wise, I am the mother of a rambunctious 2.5 year old and wife to a talented indie actor. My day job is as in insurance adjuster, but I am currently in grad school earning a Masters in Mathematics (yes, my undergrad degree was in mathematics as well) in the the hopes of transitioning to a career as a community college math professor. I have danced all my life and I continue to do so as an adult. I perform with a jazz dance company, Aries in Flight as well as with the USA Cheerleaders. I also spend a few hours a week teaching dance at a local dance studio. The nonprofit I founded is also dance related. It's called I Hope You Dance, Inc. and its purpose is to ensure all children have the chance to dance. Through the sale of dance calendars, we raise funds which are used to offer need-based dance scholarships as well as support organizations that offer free dance classes. With One Hope Wines, I also work to support a variety of causes. This company sells wine through wine tasting events and online parties. 50% of the proceeds for every sale goes to support different charitable organizations. There are also ways to support your own local organization or school. Lastly, in the past year I have participated in 2 pageants both of which were big advocates for community service.
In regards to this blog, I intend to share my knowledge and advice as well as share fun anecdotes and mom humor. If I find a product or an app that helps cut down on mom stress, I'll share that too! I'll have time management tips. I'll talk about the top apps I use to keep my life organized. I'll share top products that help me organize and save time with my busy schedule. Anything else that I think might be helpful to busy moms, like just humor.
I hope that you will enjoy this blog and if you have any topic ideas or anything you struggle with as a busy mom, please mention that in the comments. If I have a useful tip or trick, I'd love to share it with you!!
Since all our things are in boxes and everything is up in the air, I put together a list of things we can do to celebrate Independence Day that don't require a lot of prep or materials. Check it out!
If you have ever read any of my gift guide posts, you will know that I have a soft spot for sarcastic and humorous t-shirts. I recently came across Starlight Baby, an online shop for baby onesies and pacifier clips. I was given the opportunity to test out one of their onesies on Hailey and with their cute designs, I couldn't resist.
Summer is here! If you were used to having the kids in school during the year, you may be looking at the prospect of losing what little free time you had. And by free time, I mean time to run errands and tidy up the house and pay bills, etc.. Here are some things you can do to make sure you get some time to accomplish your household tasks while still having a fun summer.
It's officially summer! That means it's time to relax, recharge, and read. In about 2 weeks I will be completely done with my Master's degree, which means I too can finally get back to reading just for fun. I am so excited! Check out my Summer reading picks and enter my giveaway.
Some of us have babies, some have older kids. Some of us work in the home and others work outside the home. What we can and need to do in the morning is different. However, there are certain things we should all not do in the morning and I'm here to tell you what those things are!
It's that time of year where everyone is graduating. There's preschool graduations, kindergarten graduations, middle school, high school, and college. Some are more meaningful than others, but all are important for the person doing the graduating. Here are some perfect gifts for kids graduating preschool.
The perfect Father's Day gifts for the stay at home dad or any dad who loves one on one time with the kids.
Last weekend I attended the New York Baby Show with the kiddos and it was a blast. There was so much to see and do and listen to. Even Tyler had a good time. Considering the fact that we were there for over 5 hours, I think that's pretty good. Let me take you through the event.
Today is Hailey's first birthday!! I can't believe that my baby girl is already a year old. It is so true that the days are long but the years are short. We are currently weaning baby girl from breastfeeding and while I am super relieved, I am also so sad that our special time is ending. But on to happier things!!
Are you a hot mess mama? Do you know someone who is? With Mother's Day coming up, I put together a list of gifts perfect for hot mess mamas. They help with two major contributors for mamas feeling overwhelmed: disorganization and lack of inspiration. Check out following list if you or someone you know could use a little of both.