Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Puppy Love: Introducing Ella the English Mastiff

Puppy Love: Introducing Ella the English Mastiff! #dogs #puppies #englishmastiff #lifewithkids #familylife #specialneeds #Downsyndrome


After a 3 year hiatus from dog ownership, our family grew by 4 feet this weekend! The kids have been begging for a puppy since our beloved Great Dane passed away, but I just wasn't ready to bring another dog into our lives. Their pleas could no longer be ignored, and I was starting to miss having a dog, so we started researching breeds 6 months ago. We finally decided an English Mastiff puppy would be a great fit for us, and we welcomed 11 week old Ella into our family on Saturday!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Birthday, Lexie! The 11th Birthday & Yearly Interview

11th Birthday

Our beautiful Alexandria Elizabeth celebrated her 11th Birthday today! The day Lexie was born was one of the happiest days of my life, and she continues to be an absolute joy who fills our days with so much love. Lexie is an extraordinary human being, and we celebrated her to the fullest today!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

10 Incredibly Important Safety Precautions All Bloggers Should Take To Protect Their Kids Online

10 Incredibly Important Safety Precautions All Bloggers Should Take To Protect Their Kids Online #blogging #parenting #kids #onlinesafety #momblogger


Blogging has come so far since I first started sharing my family nearly a decade ago! There's no doubt that blogs are a big business now. But as parenthood blogs continue to gain popularity, it's becoming even more important to take safety precautions to keep children safe in this sometimes scary online world!

Monday, February 19, 2018

The 8 Most Difficult Things About Switching a Young Child to a Gluten Free Diet


The 8 Most Difficult Things About Switching a Young Child to a Gluten Free Diet

We are now 4 1/2 months into this gluten free journey, and I'm not going to sugar coat it...it sucks! Eliminating gluten from Liam's diet definitely made life more difficult. I truly wish this wasn't happening, but it's looking like it will be his reality forever.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Travel with Kids: Family Fun at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort + GIVEAWAY

Travel with Kids: Family Fun at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort + GIVEAWAY #sponsored

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Castaway Bay, but all opinions are 100% my own.


Last week, my family and I left Pittsburgh, and made the easy 2 1/2 hour trip to nearby Sandusky, Ohio, for two days of family fun at Cedar Point's Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort! The timing was perfect for a trip with kids. The winter blues were kicking in, and what better way to chase them away than by escaping to a fun, tropical-themed water park?!?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Snapshots of January

Sledding

It's hard to believe the first month of 2018 is already over! I usually hate the month of January, because it's so blah with the holidays ending, and it's so long and cold. This year, however, I didn't have many complaints! It was actually a happy, fun, cozy month!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

We Went On A Family Trip...And Left One of Our Kids At Home

Why We Went On A Family Trip And Left One of Our Kids At Home

Before we became parents, there were so many things my husband and I said we would NEVER do as parents. Even after we had children, we still had quite a few things on that never list. We quickly learned to never say never because life happens. And this weekend we did something on our never list...we went on a family trip and left one of our children at home!