Remember laying on the beach and slathering baby oil on yourself to get a deeper tan? Remember spraying Sun-in through your hair hoping it would lighten up today if you put enough in? If you remember this too, you...
Much has been said about this year's presidential election, way too much at times. We do discuss politics a little in my house but not extensively because my husband and I don't agree so it never goes well. We...
Summer is by far my favorite season. I love warm weather, long days playing outside and barbecuing.I love to cook on the grill for reasons other than the delicious taste. I hate cleaning up. Nothing ruins a good meal...
My husband likes to argue with advertisements to dispel their arguments about savings. He is never impressed by the "total amount saved" at the bottom of receipts."It isn't a deal if it was money you wouldn't have spent anyway,"...
I get a lot of compliments on my children's curly hair (which they got from me by the way).And while I appreciate all the kind words about their curls, strangers, please stop touching my kid's hair.In a world of...
I am on the count down to delivering my second baby. Only four weeks left! Like most women in this position I am feeling the gamut of emotions:Joy at the thought of this much-anticipated baby (we have always pictured...
The other day while trying to clean up I asked my son to help me. He is 4, so some days he is really helpful and some days he has his own agenda. On this particular day I got...
I am pregnant. For the last time. I have a 3 year old and I am due in just twenty days with my second. I am so happy and can’t wait to meet her. We have always wanted...
I love books. I love the smell of libraries and bookstores. My husband and I would often spend our Friday nights just wandering around book stores and getting coffee. That was our idea of a great date night. We...
One of the things I love the most about my kids' school is how much they focus on the positive attributes of my children.  I have never gotten a negative comment about their academic performance or behavior without a...
We travel for many reasons. We travel because we love to! We travel because of our work. We travel because of family and friends. It could also be because of an emergency.Our destinations could vary too. It could be...
 Like so many things in life, there isn’t a “right” answer to, “When should my child stop taking naps?”In some ways I feel like the grass is always greener on the other side. If your child still naps then you get things done...
I am a sucker for anything sweet. Make it warm and delicious and I like it even more! I love like to bake. Here is my problem, I like to EAT baked goods but I detest having to be...
"What is it like to date a white man?"I remember this question vividly as a young intern at an elementary school. My future mother in law was a kindergarten teacher, and one of her coworkers was very curious about...
 Since becoming a mother, I've made more apologies that I can count. Sorry to my friends, family, coworkers, husband (you get the idea).Balancing it all becomes a challenge, especially with each additional child that you add to the equation....
Like most parents, I teach my kids manners, but recently I've been really intentional about teaching my kids to be more grateful.And that's no easy feat. Growing up, my dad was in the Air Force and my mom stayed...
Throughout my entire childhood and adolescence, my mother was the caregiver to six of my cousins. Her sisters returned to work after having their babies, and my mother opened her arms and her home to all of their kids.At...

Recent Posts

Three Bean Chili Recipe

For those looking for more plant-based recipes, this is one for you! This Three Bean Chili is one of our newest, family favorites. It’s...

Barbecue Chicken Tostadas

We love to have a good twist on in our family meals and these Barbecue Chicken Tostadas are a great way to change up...

Candy Cane Holiday Cheesecake Recipe Makes Dessert Very Merry

Did you know candy canes were originally created in order to keep children quiet in church?According to the folklore story, the choirmaster at the...

White Bean Crostini Appetizer

Appetizers are a favorite of mine. In fact, sometimes I prefer to make a meal of appetizers so I can taste a little bit...

Dos and Don’ts for Donating to Food Banks

As we enter the holiday season, I always like to take stock in the love and gifts we are lucky enough to have in...