Posts in Motherhood
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.

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August Favorites

Where did this summer go?! First we were counting down the days until school was out, now I'm gearing up for back to school! I truly feel like June and July came and went in a blink of an eye. Well, it's officially the first Friday of August and it's time to soak up the last minutes of summer while still preparing for the kids to go back to school! So this month's favorites are catered more towards work and play so we can all have the best of both worlds before we run into Fall! 

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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.

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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. ;)

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Spring Veggies Soba Noodles Recipe

I hope you guys have been enjoying my past few posts with Virginie from Crave & Cook! If you missed them, she taught me how to make blueberry bites for my kids and matcha collagen balls for myself! Today, she's giving me a dinner recipe that's healthy and only takes 15 minutes to make !

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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. 

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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. 

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My Soul Goals

Whether you are in the profession you’ve always dreamed of, you are aiming to get there, or perhaps have detoured in an entirely different direction, rethinking and reevaluating goals is a good thing to do every now and again. I call them soul goals!

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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.

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My Favorite Clean Green DIYs!

We all know that April is the beginning of spring and spring cleaning! I spoke a little about keeping my space clean, green and glam. But today I'm sharing some of my clean green DIY household cleaners! 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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