Happy Valentine’s Day! Our little Sweetheart is 4 Today ♥


I’ve spent the morning and, really, the past month torturing myself with baby pictures of our now 4 year old. For Chloe’s birthday today I’ve been putting a photo album together with pictures from the day she was born to present. I often hear that once you have your second baby you do not take […]

What not to say to a pregnant woman…


We have all heard those stereotypical things people say to pregnant women. When pregnant with Chloe, I was fortunate to have avoided those type of comments. Lately it seems that’s all anyone can think to say to me. As of today, I am 29 weeks pregnant. Based on people’s reactions when I tell them how […]

So, as it turns out…


I am not magical. I thought I could do everything and get it all done in a timely fashion, however, that is definitely not the case. Leading up to our move I had so many plans for our new home and business. As it turns out, pregnancy trumps all. Pregnancy combined with . . . […]

The Stomach Flu & The Kennedys MiniSeries


This past week has been a whirlwind of craziness. We are in the process of PCS’ing from Hawaii to Texas, in the civilian world they call this moving. In the Military they require acronyms for acronyms PCS stands for Permanent Change of Station. I’m pregnant, and easily overwhelmed, so my Husband sent Chloe and I […]

Supernanny Reward Charts

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Oh the threes. I had always heard the twos were terrible, but man the threes.. The twos were a breeze and I was convinced I’d sailed through the supposed hard times without a hitch. I still think my little one is an angel muffin who can do no wrong, however, It’s my job as her […]

Frugal Crafts – Guest Post from Primrose Schools


Creative Crafts To Keep Children Occupied Without Emptying Your Wallet By Dan Gilbert; Submitted on behalf of Primrose Schools; providing preschool students with a balanced learning curriculum helping them grow mentally, physically and socially. The boredom bug can strike at any time. Rainy days can create the cries of having nothing to do, as well […]

Big, Exciting News!


I’m ecstatic to finally announce we are expecting another little blessing A little back story… When I found out I was pregnant with Chloe I immediately got online to figure out her due date. I typed all of the information in and clicked submit…Her due date was Valentine’s Day ♥ Once I went to the […]

What I don’t want … and what I’ve been up to


I never want this blog to become a forced, generic, only for profit, boring place. Which is why the past couple of weeks have been kind of quiet around here. I’ve been crazy busy working on design projects and didn’t want to blog “just to blog”. I realize I’ll never be picked up by BlogHer, […]

That just happened…


Picture this. I’m sitting at my computer answering emails this morning and along comes a little gecko. He runs across my keyboard and up the wall, then back down the wall and towards me… My three year old and I jump up on top of the island in the kitchen screaming, then laughing hysterically as […]

Homemade Tents


When me, my Brother and Sister were little we’d build tents in the living room all the time. We would use anything and everything we could to make our tent as big as possible. Inevitably someone would step on part of the sheet, a thumbtack would come loose, and our creation would come tumbling down. […]

Fishing for horses


How to catch a horse. Step 1. Grab your plastic rake. Step 2. Sit on your bed and let your rake hang over the edge. Step 3. Be very, very quiet… Step 4. Get down off of your bed and grab your plastic horse from the toy box. Step 5. Place your plastic horse on […]

Giveaway Time! Personalized Snuggle Spot from LaneyBug.net!


The MomAndWife Facebook page officially hit 1000 fans this weekend, so we’re having a giveaway to celebrate! The prize is a custom made, personalized snuggle spot from my friend Amanda at LaneyBug Creations! What is a Snuggle Spot? Amanda Says: The Snuggle spot is a pillow that I invented when my daughter was 3 months […]