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...
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,...
It’s FALL!  It is finally cooler, and the days are becoming shorter.  If you are anything at all like me, you are already burned out about the school year - the parent-teacher conferences, the homework, and the best and...
To my youngest daughter on the night before kindergarten, I sit here in awe of you. You are resilient, full of joy, and beyond ready for kindergarten. Some children lament the start of school, but you are rejoicing at the...
The new school year is quickly approaching – are you ready for it? The laidback days of summer will soon be a thing of the past – we’ll be back into harried mornings, prepping lunches, sports and activity-laden afternoons,...
When does your New Year start? While many consider January 1 to be the start of the new year, I look forward to the start of every school year with the same hope and excitement.  As the seasons change...
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