Simple Ways Moms Can Encourage Their Families To Live Well

Simple Ways Moms Can Encourage Their Families To Live Well

My mother is the fastest walker I know. After years of hustling and bustling as a pedestrian in Philadelphia, she can easily do a mile in 8 minutes walking. Once, when visiting her from college with some of my friends, we struggled to keep up with her pace, and vowed then and there to start working … [Continue]

10 Things To Say To Your Child Every Day

10 Things To Say To Your Child Every Single Day

Not a day goes by when I don't go to bed thinking of fifty ways that I could have been a better mom to Ayva. I mean, I know I'm a great mom. I love Ayva more than anything, and I work hard to make her happy, but there's always room for improvement. I could always be more attentive, or more patient. … [Continue]

White Chocolate Sprinkled Peeps

White Chocolate Sprinkled Peeps

If you're like me, when it comes to Peeps, you can eat them straight out of the package. I mean, that's how we used to do it back in the day, you know? We are living in a new time, though, and Pinterest has encouraged all of us to step outside of our normal world and turn the ordinary extraordinary. … [Continue]

Peeps In The Grass Pops

Peeps In The Grass Pops

You either love them, or you hate them. They're marshmallows covered in sugar shaped like bunnies and chicks. What's not to love? I'm talking about Peeps, the iconic candy that has graced tens of millions of Easter baskets for years. I adore them, y'all, and I always have. Our friends from PEEPS … [Continue]

Messes Make Memories #Ickies #ad

Little Girl In Messy Room

If there's one thing y'all know about me, you know that I keep it real. My amazing husband. My perfect child. My spotless home. It's all real, it's all perfect, it's all the time. Well, maybe not all the time. Actually, it's probably more like a small percentage of the time. What can I say? … [Continue]

18 Health Tips for Work At Home Moms

18 Health Tips for Work At Home Moms

This summer will be my 2 year anniversary of becoming a Work At Home Mom (WAHM). I love being able to make a living from the comfort of my couch. Or deck. Or favorite coffee shop. It's definitely a blessing to have the flexibility of continuing to advance my career while being able to watch my … [Continue]

Little Remedies for Entertaining Your Sick Child

Little Remedies

Since moving to California almost two years ago, we've been very blessed that Ayva has only fallen ill once. It stinks to see my baby sick! Instead of singing at the top of her lungs, jumping off of things, and being a generally busy in the way that only preschoolers can be, she was laying in the … [Continue]

Put Me In The Story! – Super Sweet Personalized Books

Put Me In The Story

Growing up, one of the most special gifts I received was a personalized storybook that included my name as one of the character's. Like most kids, my name was one of the first words I could read and spell, and I was incredibly excited to be able to identify it in a real book! Ayva loves stories just … [Continue]

Always Connected So We Can #CatchItAll With @BestBuy

#CatchItAll Best Buy

You all know that I don't have a big immediate family. There's just three of us. Two adults, one child. We live in a cozy apartment with two bedrooms. It's a simple life, not filled with a lot of stuff. Well...except for one thing. Between the three of us, there's 2 HDTVs, 4 laptops, 3 tablets, 1 … [Continue]

Making A Diaroma With A Preschooler

Make A Diaroma With Your Preschooler

In a few months, life as we know it in the Riley Family will change forever as Ayva starts kindergarten. I'm having a really hard time believing it, because, wasn't it just 4 days ago that I brought her home from the hospital for the first time? I mean, come on life. Slow down, why don't you! When … [Continue]