To my daughter on the night before Kindergarten: As I sit here in my thoughts—your whole existence floods my mind. The night you were born, your first little smile, first steps, first birthday, all of your firsts. How your smile...
With our kids home, it can be overwhelming to think of some fun things to do. Our summer bucket list has some really great ideas that can add tons of fun to your summer. It’s going to be an...
The secret to having homemade, healthful, sane, weeknight meals is meal prep. Getting dinner on the table during the week seems to bring out the crazy around here.Meal prep is something that I resisted for a very long time. I...
It's the most wonderful time of the year! There are peppermint mochas in hand (or choose your favorite holiday beverage). There are holiday decorations a plenty, with their lights shining bright. There are letters to Santa with hoped-for gifts with a dash...
Did you notice?  There are some new things around our site and we couldn't be more excited.  Here we GROW! We are so excited that we're growing that we are changing our name to be more reflective of who we...
Elf on the shelf, I kinda hate you. You were not invited into my home, but you’ve tried to bust your way in like an uninvited party guest. Frankly, I don’t appreciate it. Long before I had kids I thought...
Everyone likes to do things their own way and holiday traditions are no different.  There's nothing like the holidays as a parent. But the holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years can be fraught with conflict. To kids, they are a...
I had my daughter over a year ago, and the baby weight is still hanging around. I’m not surprised since I haven’t done anything to get rid of it. I’ve been a little busy, ya know, RAISING A CHILD....
  Fall is absolutely one of our favorite times of the year. We love how the temperature gets cooler and the days are shorter. There's more time for cuddles indoors and family dinners. Its a season of warmth and family and...
Love all the tastes of fall? Are you a pumpkin fan? What better way to celebrate fall than with a wonderful fall dessert. Not only are these cupcakes (because they are obviously too pretty to be a muffin) beautiful,...
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