Leslie Bartula

Leslie is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where she met her husband, Matt. After living in Chicago (and its suburbs) for 10 years, they relocated to DFW and have lived in Richardson since 2016. She is a stay-at-home mama to two boys (May 2014 and February 2016), one girl (July 2018), and a crazy pup. She spends her free time running, reading, cooking, and adding projects to her home improvement list. You can catch her with a cup of coffee in her hands (or being reheated in her microwave) all day long.

Congratulations, You’re the Tooth Fairy! : Tips & Tricks for Parents

My oldest started kindergarten last year and not two weeks into the school year he came home excitedly talking about his friend’s loose tooth. He couldn’t wait to have a loose tooth of his...

My Top 8 Quarantine Purchases

I made it a goal at the beginning of the year to be intentional with my purchases. Especially after reading Siobhan’s post, I didn’t want to continue filling my home with “stuff.” Well, as...

Creating a Virtual Learning Space

  We moved into our house just over 4 years ago. Since then, we have been working through a long list of house projects. Since we have had A LOT of extra time at home...

“Mama, Heed Me” : A Breastfeeding Reflection

My baby turned two last week and with that major milestone, we ended our breastfeeding journey. Never did I ever think I would nurse a baby for this long! A little history: I have three...

Red, White, & Blue :: 3 Festive Fourth of July Recipes

I think for a lot of us, our 4th of July plans might look a little different this year. Whether you will be having a quiet celebration at home or a socially-distanced gathering with...

National Paper Airplane Day

Amazon Affiliate Links are used within this post. We appreciate your support! Do you know what today is? No? You should! May 26th is National Paper Airplane Day! Don’t worry, this celebration was not on...
St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids at Home

Stuck at home this St. Patty's Day?  There are plenty of ways to celebrate at home! After living in Chicago for 10 years, I am definitely of the mindset that everyone is a little...

Tried-and-True Meal Train Ideas

If your friends are anything like mine, you get invited to contribute to a Meal Train at least once a month. I’m always happy to join, because when you’re going through a difficult time,...

Winter Workout Essentials

Is the cold weather keeping you from working out? Don’t let it! With a little planning (and maybe some shopping), you can continue your outdoor workouts all winter long. Our winters here in Texas are...