Motherhood

How To Throw A Halloween Tea Party For Toddlers

Last week I decided to throw a little tea party for my Scarlett. Although we called it a “tea party” it was more of a “pumpkin decorating and cookie” party! In my book, Everyday Chic, we talk about throwing a party and it all stems from a theme. Well, today I’m going to share how we threw this event together with a simple idea that helped make this party come together.

How To Throw A Halloween Tea Party For Toddlers

Brooks and Scarlett's Back To School Must-Haves

When the new school year comes around, I love to get my kiddos new essentials. They each love their own items but then have a lot of the same favorites. So, I did some shopping and research and picked out what Scar and Brooks are currently loving for back-to-school. Not everything is necessarily for school, but items they like to play with, books they like to read, or just their favorite toys and games!

Brooks and Scarlett's Back To School Must-Haves

Inside Indiana Brooks' 6th Birthday Bash!

You all know that I don't tread lightly when it comes to a themed party. Like I've discussed in Everyday Chic, the easiest way to planning a party is to stick with a theme and running with it. Now that my kids have reached an age where they have specific interests and know what they want, I let them choose their themes. This year, Brooksie told me he wanted an Indiana Jones party and let me tell you, by the end of the day, there wasn't an excavation box in sight.

Inside Indiana Brooks' 6th Birthday Bash!

Three- Layer Luscious Lickers + Molly's Michelada Popsicle Recipes

The 4th of July is approaching and we all know what means... lots of fun summer treats! I have a lot of time on my hands right now so I love to cook for my family more than usual. And with the the 4th of July around the corner, I always to make these two popsicles! It's also a great way to sneak some fruit into your kiddo's diet. ;)

Three- Layer Luscious Lickers + Molly's Michelada Popsicle Recipes

Summer Spring Rolls Recipe

Spring rolls are the perfect meal to get you through the day especially on a hot summer's day. I like to fill mine with vegetables, mint and sautéed shrimp to create a healthy combo for either lunch or dinner. My kids love them so much and I hope you will too!

Summer Spring Rolls Recipe

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide

With only a few days until we celebrate all of the incredible men in our lives, I threw together a gift guide if you're someone who tends to procrastinate. All of the gifts below will get to your father, husband, grandfather or uncle just in time! 


Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide

VIDEO: Quick & Easy Family Meal Hacks!

People are constantly asking me "how do you get it all done?" especially when it comes to feeding my family. I feel like that's the number one struggle most working moms have. And don't get me wrong, I definitely have help. I wouldn't be able to do have of the things in the daytime without them but when it comes to dinner, I'm on my own! I've shared my meal prep strategy but if I'm going to be real with you guys, there are some weeks where I don't have time to go to the store and cool for the entire week. That's where my friend, Blue Apron comes into play. 

VIDEO: Quick & Easy Family Meal Hacks!

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bars For Kiddos

I recently connected with Virginie from Crave and Cook and let me tell you... this woman has changed the way I cook for my family. I thought that I had my meal prep plan down, but she has helped me create meals on a whim that can feed the entire family in under 30 minutes. 

Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bars For Kiddos

Body Talk And Self-Discipline

If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that I've spent the past five days detoxing my mind, body and soul. Which is why I'm sharing this excerpt from Everyday Chic on self-discipline and body image. Anyone can have self-discipline, you just need to be in the right mindset.

Body Talk And Self-Discipline

Inner Work For Supermommas

As parents, we are always learning and adapting as our kids get older, change, and develop different needs. As women, professionals, wives, mothers, and friends, our needs are always changing too. Below are a few of the big issues that I find myself constantly navigating, some of which you might be navigating too. They are ongoing, and I’m doing my very best, but some days, some weeks— maybe even some years— are better than others.

Inner Work For Supermommas

Inside Scarlett's Third Birthday + How To Plan A Party For Your Toddler

As many of you know via social media, we've been celebrating our Scar's birthday for the past week! She turned the big three this year and boy did we celebrate! I'm going to run through how we achieved the party of her dreams while answering some of your questions. Let's do this.

Inside Scarlett's Third Birthday + How To Plan A Party For Your Toddler

How I Keep My Space Clean, Green + Glam

Since Tuesday was the first day of Spring, I thought it was time to share some ways to go green while you're spring cleaning!  In 2006, I first read Christopher Gavigan’s book Healthy Child, Healthy World, and it opened my eyes to some of the possible dangers of chemicals in many common household products.

How I Keep My Space Clean, Green + Glam

What's In My Carry-On: For Myself & My Kiddos

Since Spring Break is coming up quickly and many of you are going on spring vacations, I'm here to share some of my tips for traveling with three children. I've been on planes with screaming kids, crying kids and bored kids. I've been on planes where one kid is throwing up, the other one can't stop crying and the third is running up and down the aisles. I am actually not joking. If I can get off a plane with a little bit of sanity, so can you and it all has to deal with what I strategically pack in my carry-on!

What's In My Carry-On: For Myself & My Kiddos

Inside My Kids' Playroom

In our previous house, we didn’t have a playroom. Our living room was also the playroom. I’m sure a lot of you can relate! In fact, the train tracks and train that Grandpa Ray gave Brooks were pretty much permanently on the coffee table. Today, we're taking you inside the most fun room in the house: the playroom. 

Inside My Kids' Playroom

How To Truly Age Gracefully

Aging is a biological reality that all of us share as long as we have the privilege to continue on this earth. And there are numerous benefits to aging. But in our culture, especially for women, aging is big fat negative. It’s associated with all kinds of bad things that we are supposed to “fight.” The language we use when we talk about aging is like we are in a war against nature and time: “Turn- back the clock.” “Try this new anti- aging miracle cream. “Fight wrinkles and sun spots.” And I’d be lying to you if I said that I was completely kumbaya about aging— that I love every dark spot and undereye circle and fine line so much that I want to sing a song about it. Hell, no. It’s especially hard when you’ve made a career in entertainment.

How To Truly Age Gracefully

Our Parenting Principles

Parenting is, hands down, the toughest job in the world. Both Scott and I know that being an engaged parent is no small task and that there is no one right way to do it. But after three kids (and making many mistakes and learning along the way), we have discovered a few things that work for our family, most of the time. These are by no means the last word on parenting; the fact is, parenting is such an individualized thing that what works for one family will not necessarily work for another. Even so, I wanted to share a few ideas with you in hopes that what helped us might help your family too.

Our Parenting Principles

Grey's First Birthday Party: CAMP STUBER!

Yesterday I shared a video on my reflections from Grey's first year and today I'm excited to share how we got to celebrate it! You guys know how much I love a theme so we decided to go with Camp Stuber for baby Grey's first birthday! Why Camp Stuber? Well, it's honestly just what we call our home whenever we have play dates or other kids over. We feel like a camp most of the times. For Grey's party we had teepees, faux fur bear rugs, fake fire pits and more! The kids had the time of their lives! 

Grey's First Birthday Party: CAMP STUBER!

My Baby Grey Is 1 Year Old!

WOW. What a year. I really can't believe that our baby is officially one year old! It really is true what they say, the days are long and the years are short. It really feels like yesteday... January 10th, 2017 that Grey Grey was born. We have reached so many milestones and memories and now it's time to reflect on Grey's first year. 

My Baby Grey Is 1 Year Old!

The Family Calendar = Security + Sanity!

I live and breathe by our family calendar. Without it, I am nothing. I would never remember Brooks’s soccer practice, Scarlett’s playdates, my meetings, or Scott’s travel. I would go supermomma batsh*t crazy without it. It’s not that I want to be rigid. It’s the opposite actually. With the schedule written out and accessible to Scott and myself and our child- care providers, we can relax because it provides clarity and order.

The Family Calendar = Security + Sanity!

Tips For Photographing Your Family

Documenting the everyday and special occasions is so much easier in the modern age. We’ve got high-quality camera phones and even video cameras wherever we go. With ease, we can record and play back our lives. However, I do still love the tradition of setting up more formal photos for special occasions, such as the holidays, summer vacation, big family gatherings, and the annual family photo or during a pregnancy and after the birth of a new baby. The photos can be candid or more formal, but the point is, they are precisely captured. It’s so touching to look back on these years and these events and have a collection of images that tell our family story.

Tips For Photographing Your Family

3 Healthy & Easy Superkiddo Snacks

In the first chapter of my new book, Everyday Chic I shared a few of our favorite healthy and fresh snack options that make feeding your family a breeze.  

3 Healthy & Easy Superkiddo Snacks