Meme Monday: Wash It or Wear It?

Welcome to another edition of Meme Monday! The other day I was lamenting the fact that the laundry is NEVER done. Just when I finish putting away the last of the 20 loads I did over the weekend, there’s a whole fresh crop waiting to be washed, dried, folded, and (my least favorite part) put […] ...more

One New Food and Keeping It Real Challenge Week 39: Fish Recipes

Today I’m bringing you an Oh, Honestly first: I’m combining my #ONENEWFOOD and Keeping It Real Challenge posts because… well, because trying our one new food this week was most definitely a Keeping It Real moment. Kristen and I promised you that we’d share healthy recipes each week to go along with our #ONENEWFOOD and […] ...more

The Legacy: A Story of Family and Unfailing Love

I originally wrote this post a little over a year ago after visiting my grandfather for what turned out to be the last time. I’m so thankful I wrote it when I did because he got to read it before he passed away. Don’t wait to tell the important people in your life what they […] ...more

Miss Humblebee’s Academy Review

Disclaimer: I received a free one month trial of Miss Humblebee’s Academy in order to write this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve written before about my struggle to find balance with the boys’ screen time ....more

Week 38: Unnecessary Meanness

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’ll just apologize for this one right from the start. I’ve realized that writing is the best way for me to work through events and sort out my feelings ....more

4 things that are completely different from when I was a kid

Sometimes I look at my kids sitting in the living room, playing Minecraft on the iPad, and I think back on how much has changed since I was a child. Wouldn’t it be fun to take our kids back to those days, just so they could see, first hand, how different things were? I don’t […] ...more

#ONENEWFOOD: Ultragrain with Quinoa Penne

My kids love pasta with meat sauce. It’s one of the few meals I make that I know they will eat, even if they’ve had a snack five minutes before dinner (which I never, ever allow because that would be foolish…. insert guilty cough) ....more

Week 37: Gone Baby Gone

If this is your first time joining me for the Keeping It Real Challenge, click here to find out what it’s all about. Week 37: Gone Baby Gone I realized something this week. It’s a realization that’s been coming all summer, but it finally crystallized this week ....more

The Hologram of Happiness

Have you ever met one of those rare people who just exudes peace and joy? The ones who have gone through real, hard times, yet every bit of their attitude is positive (and not that fake kind of positive that’s sicky sweet, but the genuine kind that leaves you thinking, “Wow. I wanted to be […] ...more

#ONENEWFOOD: Quick Vanilla Ice Cream

Before I get into our #ONENEWFOOD of the week, I have to tell you this: The other night Annelise, my pickiest eater, willingly tried broccoli, rice, and chicken. That was HUGE for her. I absolutely attribute it to #ONENEWFOOD ....more