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My daughter is really into cooking lately.  On any given day, you can find her watching The Food Network or checking out her favorite YouTube kid foodies.  She is my companion as I get dinner ready or make a dessert.  She is always willing to help in the kitchen…now if we can just get her…   [Read the full article]


life is precious

Today, I read this blog post. Did you read it?  You should.  I’ll wait. As I read the article, I thought to myself “this is so true” and “yup, I do that”.  I complain.  A lot.  Just ask my husband. But you know what?  My kids also complain.  They complain about going to football practice….   [Read the full article]


Museum Day Live! Tickets When I was a child I had the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital with my family.  What an adventure it was!  I have so many fond memories of our family trip and one of those that stands out were all the free and fabulous Smithsonian museums! To be in a…   [Read the full article]


garage sale bernie

I am very embarrassed by the picture that you see in this post.  I’m not proud that I have let things get so out of hand.  I feel like such a failure as a mom and wife.  But if you read this post from last week, you may have a little more empathy for me….   [Read the full article]


School Lunches pic for CFF

It has only been two weeks since school began, yet I am already BORED with making school lunches.  My picky sixth grader absolutely refuses to buy her lunch at school.  To her, buying a school lunch is akin to eating a garbage sandwich topped with warm anchovies.  So…between my daughter and my boys, I make…   [Read the full article]


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Your State Parks Day September 27 The Georgia State Parks has another great opportunity for families September 27.  Get free admission to your local state park and get in the spirit of volunteering!  Throughout the day visitors can join volunteer projects at over 60 state parks.  Some of these opportunities include:   Assembling picnic tables…   [Read the full article]


Bernies kindergartener

  For parents, the first day of kindergarten is as emotional as seeing your baby take his first steps or watching as he makes his first friend.  It’s a milestone in their little lives, and in your life as well. We all have expectations for our children as they enter the elementary school years.  We…   [Read the full article]


How To Cut a Child's Hair into a Mohawk

You might have noticed that in many of the pictures I have posted, my husband has a mohawk. After almost 5 years of having one, he has pretty much perfected his hair cut and style. The Goober, always wanting to emulate his daddy, loves getting his hair put up too so I thought I would…   [Read the full article]


Summer Craft Activities

As we prepare for the coming summer heat, (I’m mean we live in Georgia and the summer is sweltering), I’ve been scouring Pinterest for activities and crafts to do with the Goober. Here’s a round-up of my favorites! 1. bubble art, 2. sensory bottles, 3. Toddler Spray Paint 4.  sidewalk chalk paint, 5. Dough Paint,…   [Read the full article]


As I shared a while back, I am going back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for three years. When I was working before, I could not survive without a paper planner. I scoured the internet trying to decide what kind to get for my new job, and I found the perfect one for…   [Read the full article]