Go To Prep When Spouse Is Out Of Town

My husband was out of town last week for a work event. While he was gone I started thinking about what I do to prepare me and the boys to make it easier on us before he leaves. I thought I would share a few things that work for me and our family. I would love to know anything that works for you!

1.Grocery Stock Up

We primarily cook at home so meal planning and grocery shopping are very routine for our family. I make sure to go to the grocery store prior to my husband leaving for meal ingredients, snacks, and any random items I may need.

2.Meal Planning + Prep

If my husband is gone I try to plan meals that can last a few nights and are kid friendly. I also like to prep any other items that make it easier on me such as grab and go breakfast or snacks.

Meal Planning Tips + Planning/Prepping Family Meals

3.Laundry + House Tidy

I like getting all laundry done and tidying the house while I have an extra set of hands so we start off the week with less chores/tasks for me to complete. I also do another load of laundry prior to my husband returning so I only have his when he returns.

Maintaining A Tidy Home + Weekly Cleaning & Chores


I keep a family calendar in our office that is color coded by person. I like to make sure I know what is going on for the entire week for the boys and myself.

5.Help If Needed

There is nothing like having support and help with your children. Asking for help or letting people know you have a busy week isn’t a bad thing!

As always, sending light and love.




Back To School Routines

This year me and my two sons are all going to our Mother’s Day Out together. They will be attending and I will be teaching, which has already been so much fun! I thought I would share some of our routines that makes things easier for our family during busier seasons. I would love to know what works for you!

1.Meal Planning + Prep

I have shared some posts on meal planning which you can check out here, Planning + Prepping Family Meals and Meal Planning Tips. I love having a plan for the week, because it takes the guess work out of deciding what to eat or cook for our family!

2.Consistent Bedtime

If you know me personally, you know bedtime is the one thing I don’t really budge on. I think a consistent bedtime routine is so important not only for our kids, but also ourselves! You can read more here, Why I Value Routines.

3.Designated Chore Days

Since I only have a couple days at home (aside from the weekend), I have to be intentional about when I clean or do any daily “chores”. I have shared how I prefer to maintain or clean our home, which you can read more on here, Weekly Cleaning Schedule (monthly), Weekly Cleaning + Chores, Maintaining A Tidy Home.

4.Morning Routine

I have shared that I like to get a lot done before my kids wake up for the day. There is something about a quiet house that I absolutely love. Since we are out of the house 3 days a week, I have had to create a new routine that works for our schedule.

5.Family Calendar

I love keeping a family calendar in our office space. I personally like using a desk calendar because they are large and easy to deal with. It is an easy way for my husband and I to see the entire month at a glance and what we have going on. I also keep ours color coordinated to differentiate. I am a paper/pen person so this works best for my brain!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the year!

As always, sending light and love.



Summer Favorites 2022

With the school year starting up, and summer dwindling down I thought I would share some of my favorite items I frequently used the past few months. I love trying new things and am always curious what people are using or recommend!

You can check out some of my previous favorites under Gift Guides!


I always apply sunscreen on my face in the mornings. I completely used this one up throughout the summer and loved it. It has been one of my favorite ones I have tried and I will definitely repurchase!

2.Wet Bag

I love keeping a wet bag of summer items in my car such as sunscreen, googles, swim diapers, etc. They are great to use for wet swim suits, or dirty clothes (younger kiddos). I use also them traveling for the pool, boat, lake, etc. to keep our personal items in.

3.Fanny Pack

I love the fanny pack trend because it allows me to be hands free with my kids. It has been perfect for my essentials and easy to through into a diaper bag or larger purse!

4.Mini Wet Brush

I have loved and used my wet brush for years, however I have recently been keeping a mini one in my fanny pack. It is so nice for days you are in the water. I have used many times wither for myself or the boys!


I was gifted On Cloud’s for my birthday and I have loved them! They have become my every day sneaker as well as the one I use for cross training, running, etc. I had to go up half a size and they are perfect!


I can’t recommended taking advantage of your local library enough. I am an avid reader and no longer purchase books or any audio book. They truly have everything, and if they don’t you can make requests!

What were some of your favorite items this summer? I would love to know!

As always, sending light and love.