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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.

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...

What I’m Learning From The Gabby Petito Story

These past few days, it seems like every time you open up social media or turn on the news, it's flooded with the latest on the Gabby Petito story. I will admit that I...

I Can’t Wait To Love My Postpartum Body

It may not be a popular opinion, but I can't wait to love my postpartum body.  I'm sure there will be moments when I loathe that statement, and maybe even myself. But this isn't a...

A Letter to My Two Oldest on the Eve of My Third

Dear Firstborn, Can you believe you're about to be a big brother times TWO?! Time has flown by at warp speed since I was awaiting your arrival. I read and researched as much as any...

I Go To Bed Angry

"Never go to bed angry!" As I sat surrounded by my closest family and friends at my bachelorette party dinner, someone suggested going around the table and offer up their best marriage advice. This...

Simplicity is the New Cool

I have never been one to write down goals or set yearly intentions. Not that I don't set goals or have aspirations... but I'm more of a week-to-week, make a plan but take things...

Holiday Traditions and Celebrating in 2020

I love traditions. It's what I look forward to most when the holidays roll around. Some despise the hustle and bustle of the season, but it brings me such joy. I grew up in...

Bring Back the Sunday Dinner

I feel like every email or story I read or commercial I see these days begins with, "In these uncertain times..." Well, I'm starting the same way because it just makes sense: In these...
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