It’s gotten rainy and cold in around here, but we had a beautiful weekend filled with family and friends. Friday, we had a late bonfire with roasted (or incinerated, depending on your preference) marshmallows. Em road her bike around in the dark because daddy affixed a “headlight” to it. When kids ask for a drill… Read More Inexpensive Fall Fun: Plus some new recipe links!
I am a sugar-holic. I just can’t do it you guys! Funny thing is, my kids usually eat a little something sweet each night after dinner, but I would bet that we eat less sugar than most families. Why? I don’t buy juice or soda. Did you know that there is very little nutritional value… Read More Eat less sugar without giving up sweets.
It’s an unfair world. I had a conversation with my oldest daughter a while back. She was feeling frustrated because, sometimes, doing the right thing didn’t seem to have any benefits, and doing the wrong thing appeared to lack consequences. We sat and talked about how, regardless of how things seem, in the long run,… Read More What to say when the bad guys win.
It’s Friday morning. My kids are at school and I’m home today. My favorite sweatpants are hard at work. I haven’t had my coffee yet (yikes!) and there’s a stack of papers sitting behind me on the ottoman calling out to be dealt with. I need to switch the laundry, pay bills, and there is… Read More If you want it done right…let someone else do it.
Picture this: You run into a friend you haven’t seen in a while and as pleasantries are exchanged, one of you asks, “So how’s the family?” If someone offered you a million dollars to guess their response could you do it? I know if you guessed: “Oh we’re good. Just BUSY,” you just might win the big… Read More Just Say No: 7 Steps to Stop the “Busy” Train
I’ve been hearing about the Instant Pot (which until just now I thought was called the “Insta-pot,” and I like my way better), but until my sister got one, I never gave it much attention. I don’t have a lot of space in my kitchen and I don’t like a lot of things sitting on… Read More The Instant Pot: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Buying
Confession time: I’m totally insecure. If I have a conversation with you, you can bet that, ten minutes after I walk away, I’m kicking myself for something I said and wondering if I should call to ask if I’ve offended you. I can wring my hands in anxiety years later when a mistake I made in… Read More Insecurity: Taming the Dragon
Do you feel ever empty by the time dinner time comes? No energy, no motivation? Earlier in the day do you, like me, have a million goals for the evening that inevitably get pushed to the next day after the sun begins to set? I mentioned in this post that I have been struggling in… Read More Mom Unplugged: Here’s what happened.
I am Type A. The success of a day can often depend on how many items I check off my to-do list. As a family we are still clawing our way back to normalcy – a different normalcy – but our normal nonetheless. If you haven’t caught up on our recent life events, you can… Read More Stop Checking Boxes & Posts – Start Checking On Your People
My kids are apple snobs. If they’re not fresh and crisp, they won’t eat them. I suppose there are worse things. However, I’m always looking for creative apple recipes that use up my “not perfect” apples. After looking around I was able to come up with a delicious apple cinnamon bread that everyone loved (and… Read More Amazing Apple Cinnamon Bread (Easily Gluten Free)