A Quick Trip to Nashville

nashville with kids


Last week I loaded up the car with a cooler, one suitcase and the babes and headed to Nashville. My youngest sister gets married in less than two months (!) and will be making the move to Nashville after the wedding so we decided to help her out with apartment tours. It’s hard to say no to a road trip when the guys have an away game so we decided to take advantage of being a 3 hour drive away from this fun city and hit the road. 

J.Crew & Madewell Sale Favorites: Spring Essentials

jcrew sale madewell sale spring essentials

blush pants. belt bag. eyelet sweater. floral sneaker. neck scarf. panama hat. white swimsuit. striped tee. white overalls. white pajamas. gingham flats. watch. white sundress.

It’s rare that two of my favorite stores have a Sale on new inventory at the same time but here we are. What better way to celebrate the official start of Spring (yesterday!!) than with a closet refresh? If you found yourself with some holes in your wardrobe and you wanted to make smart investments in essentials, you’ve come to the right place! 

What I Eat in a Day

Paleo Whole30 Daily Meals


I’ve been talking quite a bit about food and using food for healing over on Instagram but I’ve still received so many questions about what a day of eating looks like for me. I’d say my diet is a mixture of Whole30, Paleo and AIP as I continue to walk through healing for Hashimoto’s. I’m at the point now where I would prefer to eat my own food than eating at a restaurant which is truly a gift! Here’s a peek into one day of meals and snacks these days.

How to Foster Strong Sibling Relationships at Every Age



I found out I was pregnant with Keogena a week before Oshiolema’s first birthday. They’re exactly 20 months apart which means Oshiolema was very used to having me all to himself by the time she was born but also, he doesn’t remember life without her. They definitely bug each other and get on each other’s nerves daily but above all they are the very best of friends. While they don’t always act it out, they know what we expect of them as brother and sister which boils down to this: love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. Here are the ways we’ve encouraged that sweet sibling relationship from the start.

5 Ways to Maximize Productivity at Work

how to have the most productive work day as a stay at home mom


I used to be so excited to have alone time that I saw it as just that- alone time. But the thing is, dedicated work hours aren’t “me time.” The hours are accounted for. If I’m going to leave my kids, pay someone to care for them, get gussied up and leave the house then it’s not time to recline with a podcast and a snack. Its time to tackle the to-do list. Here are my tips to maximize that work time, even if you only have one hour to get it done.

Allowing for the Pivot: Why We’re Splitting Pre-School and Homeschool

Cool kids backpack and brother and sister going to school

In December, I took the kids to the trampoline park. We wind up there often, especially after particularly challenging or exciting weeks. After wandering around the trampolines, dodgeball areas and foam pit, Lema ended up at the basketball station. He walked up next to the single file line of big boys and stood next to them.  I yelled to him, “Lema! You’ve gotta hop in line, bud!” He looked at me like he does many times throughout the day. It’s a look that says “what do you mean?” That’s when it clicked for me. My three year old has never had to stand in line before. It wasn’t a great feeling.