9 Tips For Hosting Holiday Guests

9 tips for hosting holiday guests
9 tips for hosting holiday guests

As it is holiday season many people are traveling and that means lots of guests for many of you. Hosting can be really stressful for a lot of people and others really love and shine at it. Today I wanted to share with you some tried and tested tips for hosting holiday guests. Continue reading “9 Tips For Hosting Holiday Guests”

What To Do When Your Baby Is Sick

what to do when your baby is sick
what to do when your baby is sick  Sick Baby Girl by Kourtlyn Lott  CCby-nd2.00

Every time my little ones get sick I swear I will avoid germy places and sick kids like the plague. Then you slowly forget. Being sick as an adult is not very fun but I would take it 100 times over having sick kids! As a nasty head cold just made it’s way through my household and with two clingy, snotty and very grumpy little ones ravaging my house, all while I have a terrible sinus headache from the very same cold. Continue reading “What To Do When Your Baby Is Sick”

Amazing Tips for Holiday Travel with Kids

amazing tips for holiday travel with kids
amazing tips for holiday travel with kids

As a nanny, I was fortunate to be able to travel on a lot of pretty amazing trips! Of course with a slew of kids in tow! Today I wanted to share my very best tips and tricks to make holiday traveling with the kids faster,easier and more enjoyable. Continue reading “Amazing Tips for Holiday Travel with Kids”

The Best Marriage Advice I Have Ever Heard

the best marriage advice I have ever heard
the best marriage advice I have ever heard

We have all heard that 50% of marriages end in divorce. It is not so high anymore but is still one of the main things we all fear when we make the commitment of marriage. I certainly won’t claim to be a relationship expert but I want to share the pieces of marriage advice that have helped me in my marriage. In hopes that someone out there will read this and it will resonate with them the way, it did with me. Continue reading “The Best Marriage Advice I Have Ever Heard”

How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!

how to choose the best sitter for your kids!
how to choose the best sitter for your kids!

Leaving your kids  with a sitter for the first time can be very nerve racking. Generally, we choose a family member that has experience with children and knows them well. Not everyone has that luxury, though. Maybe you have moved across the country for a job and don’t have any family in town. Asking friends can always be a great option and you can take turns so that you both get some time out. Continue reading “How To Choose The Best Sitter For Your Kids!”

October 2016 Blog Income Report

October 2016 Blog Income Report
October 2016 Blog Income Report – Photo by Ashley

Okay, so here we go my October 2016 blog income report! I am officially a blogger(totally jumping up and down doing a happy dance)! I definitely wondered when I started this little venture when I would be able to come back and write about making money with it. It was MUCH sooner than I anticipated. Continue reading “October 2016 Blog Income Report”

How to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions!

 

how to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions
how to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions      Photo by Ashley

Less than a year ago I had no clue what a blog was. I was reading them every day on Pinterest but just assumed they were websites. Now I know that a blog is a website but it is also a real person writing about their passion or topic that they are knowledgeable in. These awesome people are everywhere and they are traveling the world, staying home with their kids, paying off debts or enjoying a life they never thought they could. Continue reading “How to start a blog for newbies with step-by-step instructions!”

Toys That Last: Evergreen Toys That Get Played With For Years To Come From A Longtime Nanny/Mom

toys that last evergreen toys/gifts that get played with for years to come from a longtime nanny/mom
toys that last evergreen toys/gifts that get played with for years to come from a longtime nanny/mom

As a babysitter since I was 11, nanny for 10 years and now mommy I have a lot of experience playing with kids! Christmas is rolling around and I was thinking of things to buy my kids that would be toys that last us for years to come. The evergreen toys the ones that will be played with for years and the ones that siblings will enjoy when they get passed down. Continue reading “Toys That Last: Evergreen Toys That Get Played With For Years To Come From A Longtime Nanny/Mom”

Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!

why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer
why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer

There is a reason that every new parent gets asked the question, are you getting any sleep? Newborn baby’s while very sweet and precious do sleep a lot but they also wake up a lot. Yes, it’s not just your baby that is waking up every hour. I’m sure you are wondering why every hour? Is my baby okay? Am I doing something wrong? Can I do something different to help my baby sleep more? Continue reading “Why your newborn baby wakes up and how to get your baby to sleep longer!”

The Best Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

the best pumpkin cream cheese bars
the best pumpkin cream cheese bars

I love when Fall rolls around and all things pumpkin come out! Pies, shakes, lattes, seeds and my all time favorite, Pumpkin Bars w/Cream Cheese Frosting! The cream cheese frosting gets me every time! And any cake or bar that is super moist and melts in your mouth is my go to binge eating item! Continue reading “The Best Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars”