School Anxiety + Mama/Daughter Necklaces

School Anxiety + Mama/Daughter Necklaces

When Ella went to kindergarten last year she really struggled with anxiety.  She was all over the place- both excited to be at a new school and so sad to leave me all day.  We were at Claire’s one night and we stumbled upon the BFF necklace display.  She went...
On Being A Nicer Crafting Mom

On Being A Nicer Crafting Mom

Friend- I have to be totally honest with you about something. I hate crafting with my kids.  I know, I know, it’s like really awful.  Since I’m a creative I thought that I would be the dream Pinterest Mom who raises up other little creatives and it’d...
Chore Chart + Free Cut File!

Chore Chart + Free Cut File!

Chores are like the bane of my existence. I hate them, Nathan hates them, Ella hates them and probably all our kids will forever hate them because they have a terrible example set in their parents.  Don’t get me wrong here- I love me a clean house.  I just...
Fear, Don’t Sass Me!

Fear, Don’t Sass Me!

I’m not gonna lie- #teampelzel is a fun family.  Sure, we’re messy, the girl drama is real, and just today my toddler pulled a handful of her sister’s hair clean off her head while I was doing the dishes.  But we have fun together.  Are we that...
There Will Be A Day

There Will Be A Day

Today has been one of THOSE mama days.  The kind that starts with screaming, is filled with screaming, and ends with- you guessed it- more screaming.  My toddler is getting 4 teeth in right now and screaming is her go to.  She follows me around all day moaning,...
6 Ways To Stop A Meltdown

6 Ways To Stop A Meltdown

If you read my previous post on meltdowns as indicators, this is more of the tangible, takeaway side of the same topic.  Working through big emotions with kids during their meltdowns is tough, so I wanted to share a few of our tried and true methods of bringing our...

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