Dear Nathan on your 6th Birthday

Dear Nathan on your 6th Birthday

Dear Nathan, Today you turn six years old. I have no idea how time passed so quickly. I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. It is a day I will never be able to forget because it was the day you 

Quarantine Summer Bucket List

Before the summer begins every year we like to create a bucket list of all the things we want to do. However, this year is looking very different than previous years. Bucket lists before Covid19 included baseball games, museums, parks, outdoor concerts, and fun without 

Day 39 Shelter In Place: I Am Not Doing OK.

Day 39 Shelter In Place: I Am Not Doing OK.  Until recently I had my mental health in check for a long time. Even battling postpartum depression I was still able to find an outlet to channel my severe anxiety and depression. But in November 

How To Celebrate With Friends or Family During the Coronavirus(COVID-19) Outbreak

How To Celebrate With Friends or Family During the Coronavirus(COVID-19) Outbreak

“How To Celebrate With Friends or Family During the Coronavirus(COVID-19) Outbreak” Socially, Social Distancing As many of the DIYDougherty followers know, Mike and I have the same birthday. Last year was the big 3-0 and we posted the pros and cons of having the same 

12 Ideas to Survive COVID-19 While Your Kids Are Stuck At Home

12 Ideas to Survive COVID-19 While Your Kids Are Stuck At Home

Did your kids school close because of the coronavirus? Ours did and now we are beginning to stress about what to do with them all day while we are stuck in the house. Ok, I’m for the safety and health of the community but I’m 

Don’t I Deserve a Break?

My full time job is to parent. At a full time job, say at a grocery store, you leave your home, go to work, and then head home. You get days off, sick days, and vacation time. My job requires me to be on 24/7. No sick days, no weekends, and vacation is double-time because I do all the planning, packing, unpacking, laundry, and usually the driving.

Whole30 for 30

It is April 1st and we are starting Whole 30 again. For us choosing to take part in this food experience is more than just an Instagram post. We already eat pretty healthy. We have two little kids so we also eat what we refer 

Pros & Cons of Having the Same Birthday as Your Spouse

Pros & Cons of Having the Same Birthday as Your Spouse

This year we are celebrating our 30th birthday! We refer to it as our birthday because we have the same birthday. It generally throws people for a loop when they find out. Even more so when the realize we were also born in the same 

Brynn’s First Academy of Science Visit

This week we took our children to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. This was a special trip for us because it was our daughter Brynn’s first visit. At just a year old you may question our excitement in bringing her because she 

Baby Girl Nursery On A Budget

Baby Girl Nursery On A Budget

Before we found out we were having a baby girl we sort of hoped for another boy. Not only did two kids of the same gender sound like a lot of fun for them but we could reuse all of the clothing and more importantly,