4 Tips to Navigate School Waters With a Food-Allergic Child

If you’re the parent of children without food allergies, I urge you to keep reading! This post will give you a bit of insight into the lives of families with food allergies. I also encourage you to come back next week when I share tips on how families without food allergies can be supportive of […] ...more

Meme Monday: 5 Things Every Mom Wants to Hear Her Husband Say

Meme Monday Welcome to Meme Monday: 2nd Edition! Find my first meme here ....more

Week 34: All Creatures Great and Small

If you’re just joining me for the Keeping It Real Challenge, please click here to find out what it’s all about. On Saturday the kids and I sat in the living room for probably 20 minutes, watching two squirrels run back and forth, gathering and storing acorns. As we watched, we asked question after question: […] ...more

#ONENEWFOOD: French Fries

We’ve been at this #ONENEWFOOD challenge for five weeks now and Kristen and I want to give you the most bang for your proverbial buck. From now on, our posts will not only include what food we tried and whether it was a success or not, but also links to healthy recipes and tips to […] ...more

Five things I wish I’d known before I had my second child

When you’re expecting your first child, you read a million books on the subject because you’re nervous and you have no idea what you’re doing and you want to do everything right. When you’re expecting your second child, you might glance at a couple of dog-eared pages, but you’re pretty sure you’ve got this because […] ...more

Meme Monday

Welcome to my newest feature: Meme Monday The other day I made my first ever meme and tweeted it to a few people. Bundoo asked if I had it on the blog so they could pin it. I didn’t, but thought, “Hey, I could do that and call it Meme Monday!” (which maybe is already […] ...more

Week 33: Back to the Future

If this is your first time joining me for the Keeping It Real Challenge, click here to find out what it’s all about. I have seen a glimpse into my future. Oddly, it looks a lot like my past ....more

#ONENEWFOOD: Flaxseed

After last week’s #ONENEWFOOD success with the whole wheat flour, I decided to stay on the same track, but up my game. Enter: Flaxseed Honestly, I knew nothing about flaxseed, but I saw it on the shelf at Walmart and thought it must be healthy because of all the other things around it (great way […] ...more

A Letter to My Teenage Daughter While You’re Still a Little Girl

A Letter to My Teenage Daughter While You’re Still a Little Girl Dear Annelise, You spoke three words to me tonight that took firm hold of my heart (and no, they weren’t those three words). As I’ve pondered them, I’ve realized it’s time to write you a letter; a letter you won’t read for a […] ...more

Week 32: The Ugly Truth

If you’re just joining me for the Keeping It Real Challenge, please click here to find out what it’s all about. Sometimes the truth hurts. When it’s spoken in love, though, it makes you realize that changes need to take place ....more