guest blog post: dealing with working parent jealousy

Welcome to the latest #TakeOverTuesday blog post! This week's post is from Lexie, a working mom who loves spending time with her family, coffee, yoga, pilates, wine, and making lists. Her work as a professional stage manager taught her to manage anything – objects, people, time, money, you name it. A stage manager is always responsible for “calling the show,” and these skills are often extr...

vegas, no baby!

When the besties invite you to join them in their two-bedroom penthouse at the Vdara in Vegas to celebrate their anniversary and your hubby’s birthday, you immediately accept their invitation….and then suddenly remember that you’re a parent and a mild panic attack ensues over the idea of leaving your little overnight for the first time. But my husband and I made a promise to each other that ...

guest blog post: wine country: rock the 70’s inspired trend on your next visit to napa valley + what wineries to visit with your kids!

Well, hello there #ThirstyThursday! This week's guest blogger is Mallory from www.vine-living.com. Mallory has THE. LIFE! and is blogging about a subject that is very near and dear to my heart....wine in the Napa Valley! Next time you're in the Valley and looking for some tips on wineries or food, hit Mallory up! She is a wealth of information and is super sweet too! I hope you enjoy her recommen...

piggy socks

We've been singing to Juliet about her piggies since she was born (this little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home....), so when we were asked to review these piggy socks, I jumped at the opportunity! Babies R Here supplied us with these adorable socks, which Juliet absolutely loves! She is at the age where she is exploring her hands and feet, so these socks make it extra fun f...

embracing the unknown

The beauty of the life I’ve built has been the known. I’ve been married to the same man for 17 years, lived in the same house for 13 years, worked at the same job for 12 years, had mostly the same group of friends for 20 years. For the past decade+, our lives have been very known. As a self-confessed control freak planner, known is a comfortable place. It’s predictable. For some, known is bo...

guest blog post: 3 simple ways i improved my parenting style

Welcome to #TakeOverTuesday! This week our guest blogger is Amanda, a stay at home mama to 2 beautiful girls. Camila is 3, and loves dinosaurs. Alenna is 9 months, and loves mama. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 7.5 years (awwww, we love love here at Delicately Balancing Life!). Her blog is all about sharing their story of raising hope, faith, love, kids, family, health, an...

guest blog post: the joys of being a wfhd

Welcome to this week’s edition of #TakeOverTuesday! This week’s guest blogger is my favorite person in the whole entire world….my hubby! He keeps me sane, loves me like no other could, is an amazing father to our daughter and is an all around great guy! I’m lucky to call him mine! He is a partner in every sense of the word. I couldn’t do what I do without him, including all the fun we ha...

guest blog post: why i need a break from my child, why some moms don’t, and why that’s ok

Welcome to this week’s edition of #TakeOverTuesday! Today we are joined by Lauren, who is a reading teacher, wife and mom to an adorable little lady, Teagan! Lauren's post really spoke to me, as a new mom trying to find what works for me and our family, with balancing my need for some ME time with my competing desire to be with my husband and daughter 24/7. There really is no right answer here!...

remember who you are

I was chatting recently with one of my mom friends about the concept of having a phrase that you routinely say to your child to instill your family values. My friend has an 18-month old and a 4-year old; she has been teaching them both the phrase “be kind and be brave” but she wasn’t quite sure it was sinking in, until she went to pick up her 4-year old from preschool and the teacher told he...

guest blog post: instilling gratitude in our children – what worked for our family

Welcome to this week’s edition of #TakeOverTuesday! Today we are joined by Jess. Jess blogs at www.rebelsoulmom.com, is on insta @rebelsoulmom AND she owns her own social media marketing company, JS Creative Strategy. Jess is a working wife and mom, with two adorable kiddos and two fur babies. She is a young cancer survivor who is on a mission to inspire other moms to find the good in every mo...