The Deep End of Parenthood

The Deep End of Parenthood To what can I compare the overwhelming nature of parenting young children? It’s like being shoved in the deep end when you don’t know how to swim. You may have read books on how to swim ....more

Week 44: Mommy Fails

When I got up on Tuesday morning, I realized that I hadn’t packed the boys’ lunches the night before. I quickly threw some things together, but the cupboards were a little bare, so the lunches were a little lacking, especially Samuel’s. I packed him peanut butter crackers (well, his pretend peanut butter), apple slices, and […] ...more

One New Food: Meatloaf Recipes (and Giveaway!)

I know, I know, when you think about healthy changes, meatloaf probably isn’t the first food that comes to mind. One New Food for me, though, is just as much about expanding my kids palettes as it is about getting them to make healthier choices. When it comes to meat, the kids will grudgingly eat […] ...more

Week 43: Oh What Fun!

I’ve already braced myself for the shunning I’m going to receive for this one; I’m mentally prepared for the mass exodus as people ‘unlike’ my Facebook page and ‘unfollow’ me on Twitter. Maybe I’m being overly dramatic, but I’ve found that people harbor very strongly held opinions when it comes to this subject and tempers […] ...more

Meme Monday: Family Movie Night

Welcome to another exciting edition of Meme Monday. This week’s topic: Family Movie Night. Does your reality live up to your expectations? ...more

DIY Christmas Gifts: Personalized Christmas Tree Cutouts Tutorial

DIY Christmas Gifts: Personalized Christmas Tree Cutouts Tutorial Last year my mom texted a picture to my sisters and I with a message something like, “Look what I’ve been working on for you guys!!! I love DIY Christmas gifts.” I looked at the tiny, grainy picture (this was in my pre-Smartphone days) and I thought, […] ...more

One New Food: Coconut Oil

I’ve fallen in love…. with a saturated fat. That’s right, this week our one new food was fat ....more

Four Tips to Help Kids Who Wet the Bed

This post is sponsored by GoodNites* TRU-FIT*, but is 100% my own experience. Every parent loves milestones. First smile, first word, first steps ....more

Week 42: Snow No!

There seems to be two camps when it comes to the first snow of the season. There are the people who are horrified by it and there are the people who are thrilled by it. Usually the people who are horrified by it are over five feet tall and the ones who are thrilled by […] ...more

One New Food: Parsnip Recipes

Did you ever read Bunnicula when you were a kid? It’s about this vampire bunny who, instead of drinking blood, sucks the color out of vegetables. When I look at parsnips, that’s what comes to mind ....more