Kaylee is a wife to Cody and boy mom to Lewis and Sheamus. She has been a central Indiana girl her whole life, currently residing in Avon with her family and bullmastiff Buckley. Kaylee was a teacher for 7 years before becoming a stay at home mom. She's a lover of bookstores, Netflix, good food and beer, vacation planning, and treating everyday like Christmas while navigating this messy and wonderful life.

It’s More Than A Morning Coffee

What is your morning ritual? Some like to work out first thing. Some start with a cleansing shower. Others reach for their favorite coffee K-Cup and load it into the machine for that quick...

Who Will I Be When The Newborn Phase Is Over?

I've been reflecting on a question lately: Who will I be when the newborn phase is over? This isn't the first time I've contemplated this since I just had my fourth baby. I know all...

Homemade Cleaning Products You Need To Try

As a certified "scrunchy" mom, there is no shortage of homemade and nontoxic items in my home. While you won't find any room fresheners exuding migraine-inducing fake fragrances, you'll absolutely still see a bottle...

7 Things To Do After School Instead Of Turning On The TV

It comes weekly without fail: the after-school or nap hours of 3 pm to 8 pm. The kids have rebounded every ounce of energy (can I get a smidge of that, please?), and sometimes...

Forging My Own Path In Pregnancy and Birth

You've probably heard the phrase "crunchy mom." Some are loud and proud of their natural mom lifestyle, while the moms on the other end of the spectrum frown upon each and every belief of...

Finding Joy In What I Have

It all started with bread. (There's no such thing as a bad story that started with bread, right?) So I joined the sourdough bandwagon way later than everyone else. While the world was baking...

I Took Three Kids Out To Eat And Lived To Tell The Tale

I don't feel like cooking. The thought crossed my mind one night after a hectic workday, and I knew what was coming next. Should we just go out to eat? As a mom of a one,...

Boredom Busters for Summer, Weekends, or Whenever!

Somehow the summer months pass in the blink of an eye and yet drag on for centuries all at once. The same can be true for weekends. I've found that independent play can be...

Popsicle Recipes for Summer

Summer is here! In our family, that means lots of outside time and lots and LOTS of popsicles! Sometimes I'll buy whichever popsicles are on sale at the store. Sometimes I'll buy the cutesy...

Goodbye, Pre-K and Hello, Unknown

My oldest son recently graduated from Pre-K. Because I'm a stay-at-home-mom, this year has been his true first school experience. It took my husband and me months to decide the path we wanted him...

“Tell Me A Story, Mama.” – National Tell A Story Day

"Tell me a story, mama." This is the phrase often uttered by my three-year-old in the moments before nap time. I used to dread it. With a newborn and older son to worry about, I'd...

The Glorious Gift of Papaw’s Love

My Papaw passed away right before Christmas 2021. It still seems surreal to type/say that. I still get the urge to call him, to ask for his wisdom, to hear his burly yet comforting...

Unloading the Dishwasher is Romance

I love a clean house, but I hate cleaning. I love an empty dishwasher, but I hate unloading it. I love folded laundry, but I hate putting it away. I love my kids enjoying...

Eating My Way Through National Apple Cider Day

Each year I look forward to the warm summer breeze transitioning into the crisp air of fall. I love all the things that come along with the season: bonfires, cozy sweaters, changing leaves, the...
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