Beautiful Things

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s not a particularly big or long word but carries so much meaning. Gratitude is not just about saying thank you and appreciating things you receive or writing thank you notes. Yes, being grateful includes all these things and you cannot emanate gratitude without […]

Guide to Not So Common Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017

Guide to Not So Common Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017

Sure, you could stand in line to get your kid a hatchimal (or the 2017 equivalent) or you could think outside the box and go for something unique. Here are some of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time and where to buy them.  Before […]

Christmas 2017: Get ready to Roll

Christmas 2017: Get ready to Roll

Last week, I shared our mini blogger Christmas with you and told you that our goal this year was unplug as a family and get outside more. We started with ride on options for the 2-6 age range. But, my sweet oldest girl is getting […]

Let Imagination Grow with Fewer Toys

Let Imagination Grow with Fewer Toys

Love what you see? ENTER HERE to win a wooden block bundle from Cubbie Lee Toys.  It’s that time of year again. The time when the most obnoxious toys come out to play. I hate toys that make noise. There are gentle musical toys and […]

Love Grows Roots

Love Grows Roots

As an adult, every day is like Christmas (I’m talking the part where we play Santa and stay up half the night working on making sure every perfect detail is executed magically). And, according to my UPS guy, it’s always Christmas at my house (because […]

Getting Down: Snips, Snails, & Everything Nice

Getting Down: Snips, Snails, & Everything Nice

Have you noticed this yet? I have quite a few kids running amok (er I mean carefully tended) at my house. Four to be exact. But, did you know I also have a work at home husband, homeschool, and am starting a non-profit charity (more […]

Giveaway Alert: the Must Have Summer Watch

Giveaway Alert: the Must Have Summer Watch

Giveaway: please CLICK HERE to enter to win a $100 gift certificate from Jord watches. Get a $25 credit just for entering. This is a simple giveaway name and email only, so you have nothing to lose!  I hemmed and hawed over what to get […]

Mommy Moment of Silence: We Have a WINNER

Mommy Moment of Silence: We Have a WINNER

Recently, we teamed up with CozyPhones, adult and kids headphones that are just that: cozy. We went to Instagram to find out what you would do with a moment of silence and the results were pretty consistent. Moms want a moment of quiet to drink […]

Cozy Up and Take in the Silence and a GIVEAWAY

Cozy Up and Take in the Silence and a GIVEAWAY

Please visit the MommyinFlats Instagram page for a CozyPhones GIVEAWAY! Click here to ENTER!  I haven’t posted about the kids in a while. And, that’s just because we’re so busy that getting them to sit still seems like a chore. The other day, we finally […]

Top Non-candy Easter Basket Fillers: Infant to Grade School

Top Non-candy Easter Basket Fillers: Infant to Grade School

It’s that time of year again when the Easter bunny is going to be making his rounds. Are you ready? Read on for some of my favorite basket fillers.  First, we don’t really do candy- maybe we should- candy goes away (unlike the squinkies that […]