Love goes a long way; further than we often realize.

Hey Everyone,

So happy you're here. Parenting is a tremendous job; more rewarding than words can describe, with more challenges than any wise, experienced parent can possibly prepare for.

Having support, someone to lean on, bounce ideas and struggles off of, can make all the difference. It's okay not to have all the answers and to feel overwhelmed.

Love goes a long way; further than we often realize. Don't be afraid to ask for help or to share your difficult day. We've all been there. The sun will come up tomorrow and those little ones will love you still. ❤️

When I find something that helps mamas and dads to simplify their life or give them more time for the stuff that matters; especially if it's environmentally friendly, I want to share it.

I've found that in Cupkin but also so much more. They reprise something we parents all need; support, kindness, encouragement and community.

~Carey ❤️❤️❤️

My top 4 parenting hacks / advice

Hack 1
Enjoy something about every single day with your children. They really do grow up in the blink of an eye.

Hack 2
Keep a journal of silly little memories. Our family has an entire language created from silly things that happened, the cute way one of the kids said something and fun times we experienced together.

Hack 3
Play outside everyday. It really does make all the difference in their physical and mental health and it impacts positively the person they become.

Hack 4
Read to your children, even once they can read to themselves. It creates beautiful memories, but it also invites you into the world of their imagination and makes them feel safe expressing it in front of you.

7 questions about my journey

When did you become a parent?

With you my oldest daughter, who is now 28 yrs, when I was 20 yrs.

How was the 1st night home with your first child?

It was phenomenal. I was in love with her in a way I hadn't known existed until her.

What is the hardest thing about being a parent?

The teen years; the struggle to find the balance between holding on and letting go.

What is a super power you wish you had?

To clean at super speed so I wouldn't spend so much time on it.

Where is your favorite family vacation spot?

Tahquamenon Falls, (Upper Penninsula) Michigan

What is your favorite thing to do with your kiddo(s)?

Walk trails

How do you keep yourself sane with the stress of parenthood?

Make time to be alone with my husband and spend as much time in the sun as I can

Here are my personal favorites...

Hope you like them too!