Becky grew up in Iowa and moved to Waukee in 2009 after she and her husband, Russ, settled into teaching jobs in the Metro. She and Russ have been married since June 2006 and have three boys, Henry (2010), Wesley (2013), and Calvin (2015). She teaches in Waukee and loves the small town feel that one of the fastest growing zip codes in the U.S. has to offer. For fun, Becky enjoys spending time with her boys, blogging at ByBMG, keeping up with fashion and make-up, making crafts that can be accomplished in a nap time, and “vacations” to Target.

Ideas for Teacher Gifts from a Teacher

I'm on a few mom Facebook groups, and questions come up often this time of year about what gifts are great for teachers and caretakers for the holidays. As a teacher myself, I never expect...
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8 Ways to Treat Yourself

It's no secret this year has been hard. Probably the most difficult year some of us have ever experienced. Now more than ever, moms need little ways to treat yourself because honestly, for me,...
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We’re Waiting for our Tween to Use Social Media

Social media wasn't something I had to navigate as a child. I got my first phone when I was a junior in high school and Facebook didn't come out until I was in college....
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11 Best Family Board Games

We've all probably had a little bit more home time in the past six months. And screen time is likely up a bit as well, too. But something our family really is loving is...
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I Shave My Face

Yep. I said it. I am a woman and I shave my face! Now, it's not the lather up with shaving cream you may be picturing, but I do regularly remove hair on my face...
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We Took a Family Vacation During the Pandemic

My family decided to take a vacation during the COVID Pandemic. Honestly, admitting it out loud makes me nervous for all the backlash of people saying we’re irresponsible. But let me explain.  My husband and...

Purchases That are Saving My Sanity

I have always been an Amazon Prime fan, but during this time of social distancing, I have been even more grateful to have that lovely service to deliver things to my door! Here are some...

Where Do I Fit In?

When I fill out my paperwork at the OB, I put down 4 pregnancies and 3 live births.  When we were trying to conceive our first child, we got negative pregnancy tests for 9 months...

20 Outdoor Activities for Spring

It's finally spring! I love being able to send my kids outside to play and burn off some energy. Here's a big list of outdoor activities for you if you're stuck in a rut of...
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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

I have a huge sweet tooth, but I try to avoid giving my kiddos much candy in their baskets. To be honest, it's hard to say, "Here's all this candy, but don't eat it!"...