Hope When Your Kid Has A Speech Concern. (Two years later!)

Right around two years ago, I shared the following on my blog and down believe you'll find my musings from present day: I've been really moved by the pieces of writing circulating on the internet about children with delays in their speech.  So, I thought I would share some of my experience today. When your kid is living with any kind of speech concern, let me assure you everyone who knows it will have a story to tell you about…

Our Gentle Bedtime Routine!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RAMomSolutions #ChooseGentle #CollectiveBias When you hear how quickly the years go by with little ones underfoot, it can be really easy to dismiss.  Especially, on the days you just want to stay afloat as a new mom.  Now, that my boys are a little older and need me so much less I feel like worthy enough to share my advice on helping to establish a…

My Experience With Anxiety..

Truth to be told, I regularly feel guilty for admitting I battle with anxiety.  I have a really wonderful life, I am surrounded by loving people, I have healthy children, a warm home, food to eat, and Christ's never ending love for me.  Yet, I still suffer daily with heavy chest pain and unsettling fear.  This is the exact reason I felt so inclined to write this blog post today, because we all suffer.  We suffer differently, our journeys vary,…

School Pick Up Line/Bus Stop Essentials!

This post is sponsored by Sparkling ICE but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Simply put, there are just mundane parts of this motherhood thing. One of those for me is waiting in the pick up line at school. For my neighbor, it's waiting on her kindergartener at the school bus stop. It doesn't have to be boring! I have found that if I can shift my perspective and attitude towards less appealing chores, they way more…

Children’s Fishing Birthday Party [Portland, Oregon Event Venue]

It is hard to believe that Liam is six years old.  I originally hadn't planned to host a birthday for him, but he REALLY wanted to have take his friends fishing.  I decided that was something I could get on board so we coordinated a little fishing outing and picnic with his closest friends.  The day was simple, affordable, and really perfect.  Let me share the details with you! We hosted this particular party in Portland, Oregon but I will be…

Navigating Allergies When Your Kid Doesn’t Have Them + Back To School Giveaway!

Disclosure:  We received complimentary products to sample and give away to you guys! So, this summer we have been researching our nut free options for the lunchboxes we will be packing throughout the school year, and one of our favorite products so far have been these delicious options from Free Yumm!   I want to be constantly educating myself so that I am never the source of a child's allergic reaction!   The more I learn about allergens and where they hide,…

16 Can’t Miss Things To Do In Portland, Oregon

Get doughnuts at Pip's.  If it's your birthday week, you can even snag a free dozen!  When people ask me what they should do in Portland, I always say go to Pip's. Visit Oaks Amusement Park.   This was such a fun little place, even Sawyer was into it.  We attended a preschool morning and while it wasn't free, it definitely was a great value. 3. Go to Nak Won.  This is technically in Beaverton, which is a cute suburb of Portland.  WORTH THE DRIVE. …