Siblings – September

Another month goes by, and it’s getting closer and closer to the time when these two brothers will become three brothers. If my doctors are to be believed, it might be the LAST month of just the two of them… but I’m holding out hope they’ll have a little more time together before the disruption hits. For now, we’re trying to do lots of bonding activities with them so they become closer in these last days ....more

Our Cancer Story – Gabrielle

In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, we are featuring some real life stories on the blog. Our aim is to put faces to names and learn about the reality of this dreadful disease. Please share this story with others, and let’s bring attention to the stories of these families ....more

Our Cancer Story – Sebastián

In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, we are featuring some real life stories on the blog. Our aim is to put faces to names and learn about the reality of this dreadful disease. Please share this story with others, and let’s bring attention to the stories of these families ....more

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

As you may or may not know, September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. And like the name suggests, it is a month to raise awareness about childhood cancers. In my life, I have seen first hand the ravaging effects of this horrible disease, which does not discriminate between race, gender, wealth or even age ....more

The Ultimate New Mom Care Package

Whether you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, or you just want to show a new mother that you care, there are a few amazing things you can do for a friend or loved one who is about to give birth. I’ve put together a list of some amazingly helpful items that every new mom can do with. Choose a few or all of them to create The Ultimate New Mom Care Package ....more

Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse

We’re gearing up for Autumn here in SLC, and that means we have Halloween on our minds! And if you’re like me, nothing QUITE says Halloween like Candy Corn! It was a staple in our house when I was a kid, and even though I don’t particularly enjoy the candy anymore, I still love the VIBE of this retro treat ....more

How To Clean an Old Whiteboard

When we moved into this house, the previous tenants had left a lot of their junk behind. The property management company had gotten rid of a lot of it, but there were still random odds and ends hanging about that we had to figure out what to do with. One of the things that I decided to keep was this old whiteboard that had been hanging in the kitchen ....more

Football Baby! Steelers Gear for Babies

Okay, so our house isn’t the rowdiest on the block. Mark isn’t really a sports guy, and I only follow one team. But since we don’t have cable, and all of our friends are Broncos fanatics, I usually have to settle for watching online recaps and looking up the scores after a game ....more

Spinach and Kale Tortellini Bake

It’s got to be said that the ultimate in comfort food for me has always been pasta. A big heaping bowl of whatever never fails to make me feel happier. When I was told I may have Celiac Disease a while back, I was devastated! ...more

Labor Day Fishing Fun

So Monday was Labor Day, and since we hadn’t done much all weekend (Mark had to work a LOT), we headed out to Tooele, UT to have dinner with Mark’s brother and his family. My lovely sister in law made some delicious Chicken Enchiladas, and the kids had a ball playing with their four cousins and all of their toys. After we’d relaxed a bit, we decided it would be great fun to head up the road a bit and do a little evening fishing with the kids ....more