Family, Gift Guides, Marriage

20 Amazon Gifts for the Truck Driver in Your Life

Make Christmas easy this year by shopping on Amazon! This gift guide for truck drivers will help you find the perfect gift for your trucker this Christmas.

I’m the proud wife of a trucker and have been for over 10 years now. Whether it’s your husband or brother, most families have a trucker in their life. And let me fill you in a little secret. Men LOVE practical gifts!! This means that finding a gift for the truck driver in your life is super easy!

Not excluding the ladies, but women make up only 6% of the trucking industry so I think it’s safe to say men here 😉

Click on the description or the image to be taken to Amazon where you can purchase these trucker approved items! read more

Family, Making Memories

How to Choose Outfits for Family Photos

Three easy tips to help you choose outfits for family photos!

How to Choose Outfits for Family Photos

I’m a huge advocate for taking family photos. Our family has a yearly tradition of taking family portraits. I treasure these photos because as Jodi Picoult once said “This is what I like about photographs. They’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.”

But taking family photos can be stressful. Finding the time, the money, the location, and the outfits! Picking out the perfect outfit for each of your family members that makes them look and feel great can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be! I have a three-step system that I use to coordinate our family outfits. Let me tell you about it. read more

Family, Parenting Tips

How to Organize a Routine with Young Children

Five easy steps to organizing a routine with young children.

Do you feel like you are in survival mode with your kids? In this post learn how to organize a routine with young children to bring joy back into your home.

Do you remember the day when you were left alone with the kids for the first time? Those few weeks after birth certainly aren’t the easiest but most moms have their husbands or moms, mother-in-laws, or sisters around to help them. If you didn’t, oh my word do I pray for you.

But eventually everyone goes home and hubby goes back to work. I may have cried that first night my husband went to work and left me home with a toddler and a newborn. If you are in those trenches, I feel for you. Those early days of motherhood are really, really hard. BUT setting up a routine for your family is one way you can help yourself out. A simple but structured day can save your sanity. read more

Family, Making Memories, Parenting Tips

Minimalist Travel

Minimalist travel: surviving a road trip in a Mini Cooper.

minimalist travel

In February of 2016, our family hit a fun milestone. Our first family vacation! We spent a week and half in sunny Florida with my parents. We visited Daytona Beach and ended the week in Orlando visiting Disney World! It was an amazing time, but it wasn’t without its challenges. You see, we don’t own a van or an SUV. We went to Florida and back in a Mini Cooper. You read that right. A Mini Cooper with 5.7 cubic feet of cargo space plus 2 adults, 2 kids, and 2 booster seats. So as you can imagine, I know a little bit about minimalistic travel 😉 read more

Family, Making Memories

Tips for Choosing a Movie for Family Movie Night

Family movie night doesn’t have to start with a fight. Use these tips and ideas to make the night drama-free.

Family Movie Night

One of the hardest things about having kids, besides like actually raising them of course, is not being able to have your fun regular date nights. My husband and I used to LOVE going to the movies. We would see the new Harry Potter movie the day it came out. After work, we would head to the theatre and wait in line to make sure we would have good seats. A couple of times we drove 2 hours away to see the extended Lord the Rings version in a movie theatre! Insanely geeky, but it was an excellent time with friends. read more