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Our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas

By: , August 5th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

To assist our readers in finding the perfect baby gift, we've compiled a list of our personal favorites!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, since I’ve had so many people ask me for advice about what to buy for a new baby.  Whether you’re …

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Baby’s First Two Years – How Many Diapers Do I Need?

By: , August 3rd, 2015. Posted in: Money, Parenting

If you've ever wondered how many diapers you'll need in the first two years of your baby's life, this post is for YOU!

A few months back, I investigated disposable diaper and wipe prices at major retailers’ so that I could find out how much money new parents would spend on them.  The read more

I Commissioned A Portrait of My Son, and it is Epic!

By: , July 31st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A Photo + A Skilled Artist = One Of A Kind Awesome

If you’ve been to an amusement park or county fair, you’ve probably seen a caricature artist hawking their wares.  Well, maybe “hawking” is wrong.  I’ve never actually seen even the …

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Helicopter Parent?

By: , July 20th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

I Consider Myself More of A Dirigible Parent

My number one goal when I’m playing with my son is that he survives daily peril with no permanent damage.  He’s just over two years-old, so he actively seeks out …

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Our Milwaukee County Zoo Adventure

By: , July 17th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting, Travel

The largest zoo in Wisconsin is a big win for family-friendly day trips.

I must admit, now that we have two children, leaving the house for a full day trip to the zoo can seem a tad daunting unless Jason and I are …

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Gray Areas of Parenting

By: , July 13th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Raising a family cannot be done in black and white.

Take a good look at the black and white photo at the top of this post.  In basic terms, this is a picture of my family posing and smiling for …

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A Stranger Tickling My Child Doesn’t Tickle Me

By: , June 29th, 2015. Posted in: Parenting

Finding the Balance Between Sensible Caution and Overreaction

I really love running errands with LB.  Whether it’s a trip across town or a quick jaunt to the grocery store over the hill, he’s my favorite travel companion.  Sure, …

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10 Things I’ll Miss About Being a Working Mom

By: , June 16th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

Hey, mom! Working outside the home has benefits other than a pay check.

There are pros and cons to every possible decision.  Breastfeeding or formula?  Cloth or disposable diapers?  Stay at home or working mom?  While these …

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10 Practical Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By: , June 14th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

I've used them all. I love them all.

As Father’s Day rolls around (Sunday, June 21st), stores and online retailers will push last-minute neckties, golfing gadgets, and ridiculous gags like Beer Soap as splendid gifts for your Dad.  …

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Big News About This Blog!

By: , June 4th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

Change can be scary, but change is good.

When Jason and I imagined this blog at the beginning of the year, our vision was to create fun and informative content that would resonate with parents and non-parents alike. …

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