An Afternoon at Salt Lake City Public Library

Over the weekend, we finally got around to doing something we’ve been wanting to do for ages. We took the kids to the Salt Lake City Public Library. Ever since we moved to SLC, I’ve wanted to visit ....more

2 Ingredient Playdough

Have you ever tried to occupy your kids only to find that they are never happy for long? Well, if you liked our “Magic Snow” craft, you will LOVE this easy 2 ingredient playdough made from what you probably already have on hand. Now, I say it’s 2 ingredients, and it is ....more

Layered Jello Shots

It’s that time of year again. The time when we get invited to all sorts of holiday parties. Sometimes we are encouraged to bring some sort of snack or treat to share with the group ....more

Have a Heart Healthy Holiday with Mr and Mrs Claus

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for DSM. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Heart health is an important subject in our home ....more

The Legend of St. John

When I lived in England, my ex-husband owned...more

Tech the Halls with Microsoft Store

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Microsoft blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Every year it becomes harder and harder to buy gifts for my husband ....more

A Big Change…

So if you’ve been playing the AMotherThing home game (ie - following me on Instagram), you might have noticed a fairly BIG change lately. No, I’m not talking about how Dexter FINALLY let me cut his hair off, though he does look SO cute with his buzz cut… He looks so much older, doesn’t he? It was such a shock when we finished up ....more

Family Hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Last weekend, Mark and I decided last minute to take the kids on a hike. Dexter asked on Saturday morning to “go into the mountains and have a picnic.” And with the unseasonably warm weather (we have had air conditioning on in the car!), we thought, “Why not?” and made our way up into Big Cottonwood Canyon. We knew that it would be colder the higher up we went, so we made sure the kids had warm jackets, hats and mittens ....more

Loaded Smashed Potatoes with Pompeian Olive Oil

I’m a huge fan of olive oil. I use it to cook pretty much everything. So when the good folk at Pompeian contacted me and told me about how their olive oil is...more

Poppy Cat Goes to Market – App Review + MAGIC SNOW!

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Poppy Cat around here. Every time a new episode airs, my kids suddenly want to go on a big adventure. Trying to figure out new things to do and games to play is hard, but it’s so much fun for them when I figure out some way of “making everyday adventures extraordinary.” So when we were asked to review the new Poppy Cat app, my kids were only too happy ...more