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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]


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]


Kenny apraxia

We’d like to introduce you to Stacey.  Stacey is a Fayette county stay at home mom to an almost 3 year old boy & a 7 month old girl desperately seeking a full night sleep & a tantrum free day. Stacey has done a great job advocating for her son and getting him the help…   [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]


School Lunches

    It is almost time to get ready for back to school!  For many of us packing lunches is part of our regular routine.  The hardest part of packing a lunch is trying to stay creative in what we pack.  Having the same thing day after day can become boring!  Thanks to Pinterest, there…   [Read the full article]


Enjoying my baby

My baby is little.  Well, not little compared to most babies his age, but he seems little to me.  Especially compared to his 2 1/2 year old brother.  I have mentioned before that Emmett is likely my last baby so I am doing my best to soak in this baby stage as much as possible. …   [Read the full article]


Going Dairy-free... Please Share Advice!

As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I’m planning on going dairy-free for a while. Just over a month ago, my husband and I noticed some irregularities in the Squish’s diapers that made us think he has an allergy to something (i.e. he had green, mucus-y poop) or possibly a virus….   [Read the full article]


Never say never

Decorate a nursery with gender specific decor.  I even wrote a paper about it in college.  No blue or pink for me.  I don’t think I was thinking about boys though. The feminist in me didn’t want to limit my daughters to dolls and pink.  I’m pretty defensive about girls being forced to like princesses…   [Read the full article]


11 Restaurants that reward good report cards

Report Card Incentives Are you trying to decide if you should reward your child for good grades?  I know many of us probably grew up being rewarded for our good grades in school.  Some of may have received monetary gifts for every A or B while others may have gotten that item you have had…   [Read the full article]