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...

living intentionally for excellence

I received one of the best compliments the other day from a friend and former co-worker. She sent me an image on Instagram that said “I woke up today and realized I don’t have what it takes to be average” and she sent it with a note that said “This reminds me of you”. Wow! Seriously, that might be the best compliment I’ve ever received. This friend is a former employee of mine. She is...

guest blog post: mrs. overpack her diaper bag

Welcome to this week's edition of #TakeOverTuesday! Today we are joined by Marta. Marta has been a major source of inspiration for me since I joined the mom blogging world. I'm pretty sure she has some sort of magic mom super powers! Marta blogs at http://www.martalarissa.com/. She is on Insta @martalarissa_, she is the creative mind behind @honestlymothering on Instagram AND she recently open...

inside the blogger’s studio

I’m a big fan of James Lipton’s show, Inside the Actor’s Studio. If you’re not familiar with this show, you need to check it out! James Lipton interviews famous TV and movie stars, discussing their childhood, careers and everything between. At the end of each interview he runs through the same list of questions with each of his guests. I love hearing everyone’s responses to these ques...

guest blog post: 4 hacks for parenting a strong willed toddler

It's #TakeOverTuesday! This week we're hearing from Maria. Not only is Maria a mom to two beautiful little ladies, but she has the best ideas for parties. Today she is sharing some creative hacks for parenting strong willed toddlers. I haven't gotten to the toddler stage yet, but I know many of you are knee-deep in toddler mayhem, so I'm sure you will enjoy her post! By Maria @tinselbox_holida...

coconut curry chicken

I feel the need to start off this post with the disclosure that I am not a measurer; I am a taster. This is the primary reason that I am a cooker and not a baker. Baking requires precision and I’m anything but precise in the kitchen. So, there you have it – now let’s get started on this week’s “Cooking with Lindsey” recipe. Your base for this recipe is coconut milk. The pic below...

my view on world breastfeeding week

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7. Who knew? I sure didn’t, until this year, when my fellow mom bloggers took to social media to post pictures of their little ones nursing, with their post proclaiming “breast is best” and touting what a beautiful experience it is to nurse their child and how they wouldn’t have it any other way. And to them I say, Bravo Mama! I, on the other hand, h...