Summer Boredom Buster: FREE Finding Dory Printables!

After much anticipation… Finding Dory is in theaters!!! YOU GUYS. FINDING DORY! I usually don’t write about movies, but I got an email with some Finding Dory printables, and then I went and saw the movies on opening night, and I loved it, and then I remembered these printables, and then I thought…”I AM SO […]

Making Summer Fun: For Both Mom and Kids

So here’s the thing about Summer… It’s awesome and it’s awful all at once. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but maybe I’m not. Making Summer Fun (ner) I love summer because the chaotic schedule loosens up. I love summer because it is warmer than January. I love summer because it means there is more time available during […]

Parenting: You Can’t Please Everyone/Anyone

Thank goodness the point of parenting is not to please people. You Can’t Please Everyone However, that’s not what “everyone” thinks. In the age of this here, High Internet, it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE not to fall under the judgement of, um… EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET. One person criticizes helicopter parenting while another comments: Aside: this “dangerous […]

Talking to Younger Siblings About Prom and Graduation

Little ears. They hear a lot more than they let on. Talking to Younger Siblings About Prom and Graduation It can be tough too… being the youngest. Not that I can speak from experience… OLDEST CHILD REPRESENT! *I am a blogging ambassador for Ask,Listen, Learn and am being compensated for this post. All opinions are […]

Like Eating A Baby Angel: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE

Bless my husband’s heart… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup CAKE He had to share his birthday with the observance of the Resurrection of The King. And Easter baskets. I figured since I didn’t plan him a party, or get him a present (OK, I kind-of did… I found some habañero sauce at World Market… so I […]


Note: I first shared this short essay on Motherhood in May 2012. Though my kids are 4 years bigger, my heart still feels very much the same. I suppose I always will *heart emoticon*… I don’t know about you… but motherhood for me has been NOTHING like I expected. I TOTALLY underestimated the blessing of motherhood. […]

How To: Edible Peeps Play Dough with Lucy

You guys. This week is practically literally covered with the rainbow-colored fine sugar… the sweetness that coats Peeps. So much, if fact it feels like a Peeps-A-Palooza! My recent adventures in Peeps (as seen here and here and here) has lead us to our next sugar covered marshmallowy goodness – PEEPS PLAY DOUGH. Lucy and I […]

My Lucy… My Birthday Girl

Happy, HAPPY 11th birthday, my Lucy. Happy birthday! How many times can I tell you I love you? How many times can I tell you I am proud of you? But then, can we ever really tell each other that kind-of stuff enough? So this is my chance to get it down, and get it […]

Our Holiday To-Do List – In Action!

I have seen this edited holiday to-do list floating around the internet. I just love it. I have seen a few different versions, so I customized the list a touch to fit my own family best. I drew it up on the huge chalkboard I hang in my entryway. *This post is sponsored by Straight Talk. All opinions and […]

School Drop Off: A Rant. Or PSA. Or Both. Or Just a Rant.

This could technically be called a PSA on proper school drop off procedure, but then again… it feels a lot like a rant. Probably because I was ranting. I have ranted on this topic before. But I have never emoted as much about this topic on video… My friend Jen, of The Martha Project, wrote in […]