New! JOHNSON’S HEAD-TO-TOE baby cleansing cloths Make Parents Lives Easier #LittleWonders

I’m a member of the JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES council. I am consistently amazed at how filthy my kids can seemingly get when they play outside. I mean, seriously, was I this dirty when I was a kid? As a former tomboy, I’m sure my mom has her fair share of stories she could share about my kid-like filth, […]

When Toddler Silence is Actually Awesome

A few weeks ago, after having a couple of rough weeks, wellness-wise, here in the Douglas household, the school-age kids were finally back in class, I was starting to feel human again, and the house deserved a proper degermification. I readied my house-cleaning arsenal of cleaners and devices, and I vacuumed every crevice, corner, and carpet […]

The Time I Almost Set the Christmas Tree on Fire (Giveaway!) #DaddysHome

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms campaign for “Daddy’s Home” in theatres nationwide on Christmas Day. The crazy stories and ideas expressed here are definitely my own. I thoroughly enjoy decorating for the holidays, we go “all out” decorating almost every doorway, every flat surface, empty spot on the wall, the kitchen […]

Say Hello to Fun Family Fitness and Goodbye to Your Couch with Goji Play 2.0

This is a sponsored post from my partnership with Blue Goji. My Goji Play 2.0 gaming experience, fitness opinions, and fashionable workout gear options are my own. I’m usually pretty religious with working out daily, but the past few months I’ve been far too inconsistent and in a bit of a rut emotionally. (And, I […]

Making My Move with Kohl’s This Summer #MakeYourMove

I’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign.  2015 has been a doozy of a year, and I’m sad and ashamed to say that I lost my way a little, friends. All the hard work that I’ve done over the years to get my body (and me) back, I feel as though I completely undid […]

It’s Always Something on Wednesdays

Man oh man, Wednesdays haven’t been too kind to me lately. Here’s a little tale from last week for ya, with a little snippet about yesterday at the end. Like I said, it’s always something about Wednesdays. – – Not one, but two alarms going non-stop woke me up out of a sound sleep. After […]

On Learning, Listening, and Finally Taking Time for Me #beautyis #Mom2Summit

When I stepped out of the minivan and onto the sidewalk of the airport, I felt anxious and nervous. I was second-guessing my decision to go. I hadn’t been away from the baby for more than 24 hours before – what if she needed me? What if my husband couldn’t handle it through the night? […]

Parents, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

My husband hates being late. No matter how early we begin preparing, somehow we always find some way to magically leave the house later than expected (especially for soccer games). (I’m thinking it has something to do with having eleventy-billion kids with eleventy-billion things to keep track of.) I hate being late, too, but I […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W10} The Sick Edition #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Dream a Little Dream of Reality

I used to have a ceramic floral tea cup and plate sitting upon a lacy doily with dried carnations and roses resting on my white nightstand. As a child, I loved french romance. I cut out many phrases artfully taped to my wall, and experienced many dreams of my future adulthood in my four poster […]