• 5 Sunscreen Spots You May Be Forgetting

    It is hot out there, friends! The sun is blazing and we are in the heat of the Summer! We parents tend to prioritize putting sunscreen on our kids, because our natural instinct is to protect them. Often we forget to protect ourselves though. News flash – Moms get sunburns too! Consider this your reminder to lotion yourself up before going outside! When it comes to putting on sunscreen, it’s easy to quickly spray some on our shoulders, nose, and our chest, but we’re actually missing critical areas; areas that are more prone to melanoma then you may realize. Here are a few to watch out for: 1. Your Scalp…

  • I Think It’s Time To Retire From Blogging

    I think it’s time to retire from blogging. That sounds very dramatic and I don’t really mean it to be, but it is what it is. I actually feel like I’ve been on this journey for a while now. “It’s Not About Choosing What You Want Right Now, It’s About Choosing What You Want Most” – Rachel Hollis Over the past few months, I’ve felt a strong desire to pull back. I’ve felt the need to share less, and focus more on the moments right in front of me versus capturing them with the intent to share with others. You know when you’re experiencing something and your automatic reaction is…

  • Living with a Heart of Gratitude

    Living With a Heart of Gratitude

    I’ve been in a bit of a funk the past couple of months. I’ve struggled with coming to terms with my changing body, adjusting to homeschool life, and slow amounts of work. I haven’t been in a bad mood, I’ve just felt off. I think it’s because I haven’t been living with a heart of gratitude. I’ve lost perspective. This is no way means I’ve been unable to acknowledge my blessings. I have a beautiful family, a wonderful home, and the ability to do things I love, like travel. I’m very aware how lucky I am to still have my parents alive and healthy, to live in a safe community,…

  • What I learned from my first kid free vacation

    What We Learned From Our First Quick Kid Free Vacation

    My husband and I just returned from our first kid free vacation. As the parents of three children under the age of six, we haven’t had a lot of opportunities to get away as a couple. But my Mother recently offered to take the kids, so we booked one night away in Whistler. It was a short 1.5 hour drive from our home. I learned a few things from this quick kid free vacation, and I thought I’d share a few of them with you. We’re still the same people. Shocker, right? My husband and I are still the same people we were before kids! I know this sounds silly,…

  • Please RSVP. You Aren't the MVP.

    Please RSVP. You Aren’t the MVP | Moments in Mommyland

    You guys, I think we have a problem. Our generation is getting a bad reputation, and we’re hurting each other without even realizing it. Have you ever thrown a party or hosted an event? You spend weeks organizing it, use your own money to purchase food and other necessities, and clean your home in hopes that all your guests have a good time. It’s a lot of work, but you feel it’s worth it. Time spent with good friends is always worth it, right? Then you send out the invites. There are those few awesome folks who respond quickly with their yes or no. Some can’t make it because of…