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Lollipop Baby Monitor

The quest for the perfect baby monitor is a tedious one. As a new parent, one of my biggest anxiety reducers was my baby monitor. There are a ton of features that parents look for, but it all comes down to being able to watch […]

Day trip to Yellow Springs, Ohio

Day trip to Yellow Springs, Ohio

I love a good day trip, Getting away from the regular day-to-day sights and exploring a new place gives me such a good feeling. When Mike suggested that we head somewhere new for our free weekend this month (yep, the ONLY free weekend this month), […]

The biggest things that I am learning from swim lessons

The biggest things that I am learning from swim lessons

Yep, you read that right. ME, the mom learning at swim lessons. I never really thought about it when we signed her up that we would be learning along with her. I learned how to swim at a young age but the techniques for teaching […]

Choosing Acceptance

Choosing Acceptance

Parenting has changed a lot in me. Understandably, I’m not the same person I was before having Teagan. Not emotionally, mentally, and most definitely not physically. I have dealt and admittedly still struggle at times, with judgement and insecurities, like a lot of women do. […]

A teacher’s style guide for the new school year

A teacher’s style guide for the new school year

*This post is sponsored by JORD watches. All other items were purchased by my own will and are endorsed without compensation. Hey all! As many of you know, my husband and I are both teachers. It’s fun (and honestly, also a little sad at the […]

Goldfish Swim School: Not your ordinary swim lesson

Goldfish Swim School: Not your ordinary swim lesson

One of my biggest missions as a parent is to raise a strong, independent, self sufficient little girl and while I wish I could be there to protect her forever, the fact is I won’t be able to . But that doesn’t mean I can’t […]

Fare and Square: A meal lifesaver for busy families

Fare and Square: A meal lifesaver for busy families

*This post is sponsored by Fare and Square in return for a sample of their products. All opinions are my own. For many of you with kids, it’s back to school time. With Mike and I both being teachers, the leisurely time off, thrown together […]

Shoutout to the True Parenting Heroes-Grandparents

Shoutout to the True Parenting Heroes-Grandparents

I was literally planning on sitting down to write on this topic when I got a phone call from my parents. “We’re on our way to get Sweet Tea, your husband has set up a surprise date night so we’ll be there soon.” What? First […]

Year Six

Year Six

Who: Mike Seitz and Lauren Carr What: The best wedding celebration between these two people. When: July 16, 2011 Where:  The Columbus Athenaeum, Columbus, Ohio Why: Because we’re crazy…in love Today we celebrate 6 years, filled with some fun adventures, some pretty rough emotional moments, […]

Review from a Reader-The Nest

Review from a Reader-The Nest

*This post contains an affiliate link. Those of you that follow me regularly may have picked up on my love for reading and literature. As an elementary teacher turned reading specialist, early literacy has a place in my heart. If you are interested in some […]