• Lifeasmrsmum.com Boymom - Wife - Small-town Life
    Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Keeping Up with Kendrick: 18 Months Old

    This month Kendrick will be one and a half. He is loving small-town life and being so close (only a 5-minute walk) to his Grandpa’s house. He enjoys our new home and has been spending lots of time at the lake and watching the trains (he can even say “train” now…well sort of). He is growing at an alarming rate and will be wearing 3T clothing very soon! He is going to be as tall as the trees, just like Daddy! We have also have some news to share with you about Kendrick’s birthmark. Well… It’s beginning to fade away! Since the spring the strawberry birthmark that has taken up half of…

  • 5 Easy Breakfasts for Busy Parents - Lifeasmrsmum.com
    Food + Fitness,  Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    5 Easy Breakfasts for Busy Parents

    As busy parents we need all the energy we can get, and sometimes that isn’t even enough to keep up with the kids. That’s why it’s so important to fuel ourselves, not only with the right foods but at the right times, so that we don’t burn out. We do our best parenting when our minds and our bodies are able to fully engage in the activity at hand. And I don’t know about the rest of you, but my Mum-shift starts the moment I wake up and doesn’t end until the moment I go to sleep (and sometimes not even then). Breakfast can help us to achieve this. So…

  • Parenthood,  Small-Town Life,  Student Life

    When Life Gives You Lemons…

    If you read my post “10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Mum” then you already know that nothing ever goes according to plan. No matter how hard you try. Just when I thought I was getting into the swing of motherhood, life threw me a bunch of lemons! I was hit with not one but three bombshells. First, I finished maternity leave to find out that I didn’t have a job to go back to. Second, our landlords sold the townhouse that we have been living in for nearly 4 years and we have been forced to move. And third, I didn’t get accepted to the program I applied…

  • Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Wants vs. Needs: A New Mum’s Perspective

    You would think that the difference between wants and needs would be ridiculously obvious. But in reality, most people these days live their lives without really differentiating between the two. We seem to feel like we need things that we really could easily live without: the internet, caffeine, our iPhones, a vacation. We live in a world where consumerism is inescapable. It is impossible to go anywhere these days without seeing a logo, an advertisement, hearing about a promotion, the latest tech, fashion trend, celebrity gossip. It’s on the television, on our phones, in our ears, on our clothes, and in our food; we can’t avoid it. When I became…