My kids are #AromaKidz and how yours can be too


 A few weeks ago, Princess Peach was off school for the first P.D. (Professional Development) Day of the school year. She had a great day planned with a play date at a friend’s house in the morning and then a play date at another friends house in the afternoon.  In between her two play dates, [...]

It’s hip to be cube with My Mini MixieQ’s

My Mini MixieQ's review

Sometimes when I look at Princess Peach, I see glimpses of myself as a child in her. For example, she can be quite stubborn at times, as was I. She loves performing and thinks she is the best and as a kid, I thought the same thing of myself. There were times that I thought [...]

Why I show my kids my mastectomy scars


Dear Princess Peach and Little Dude, Today marks 1.5 years since my breast cancer diagnosis. It’s crazy to think how young you were when I was diagnosed- only 1.5 years old and 3.5 years old. Babies. You both were just babies. A lot has changed in 1.5 years. I have changed a lot in 1.5 [...]

A summer to remember

We ended our summer by spending the long weekend at Family Camp. It was the perfect way to end an incredible summer!

I had high hopes for summer 2016. Really high hopes. After not being able to enjoy last summer because I was finishing chemo and had my double mastectomy, my goal this summer was to make it amazing! And amazing it was! We swam in the lake, we laughed, we ate ice cream daily, we spent so [...]

Happy 5th birthday Princess Peach!

My So-Called Mommy Life

Dear Princess Peach, I can’t believe that you are 5 years old today! A whole hand of fingers. It feels like you were just a baby yet at other times it feels like you’ve been a big kid for so long. You are quite the spirited girl who loves to talk. Your talking could be [...]

The Tooth Fairy made her first visit!

Tooth fairy letter

We’ve been having a pretty fun filled summer. It’s crazy to think that today starts week 7 of summer vacations and we still have a few weeks left! 12 days ago, we had a highlight of our summer when Princess Peach lost her first ever tooth! Here’s what happened: About 3 weeks ago at breakfast, [...]

Parenting in the summer versus the school year

My So-Called Mommy Life

I don’t know about you but my parenting has been off its game since the summer started. Or, maybe I’m saying it’s been on its game. I’m really not sure but I’ve noticed the parent I am during the summer is remarkably different from how I parent during the school year.  Here’s why: Lunches: During the [...]

True North Sports Camp Baseball Clinic Review

True North Sports Camp Baseball Clinic

A few months ago, I wrote about Princess Peach attending True North Sports Camp Baseball Clinic. When I signed her up I had no idea anyone else knew about the program I was just so thrilled that she was going to learn to play baseball with other kids her age. Then when I started talking [...]

Be Passionate and Spirited with Merida #DreamBigPrincess


Princess Merida is a very spirited Scottish Princess from Disney Pixar’s film, Brave. Princess Merida is not like all the other princesses and no matter what her mother tries to do to teach her to be a perfect princess, she just wants to be herself. She is most passionate and skilled archer and is most [...]

Be ambitious with Tiana #DreamBigPrincess

Tiana #DreamBigPrincess

This month’s Disney Princess feature is Tiana. Unlike most of the other Disney Princess’, Tiana isn’t born into a royal family. As a child, she and her father loved to cook together, and she made a wish to own a restaurant one day. She continued to wish and decided to make her dream into a reality. [...]