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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]


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]


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]


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]


Tips for Surviving the CRCT pic

They happen each and every year.  The mere mention of the acronym strikes fear into the hearts of parents and children alike.  And they’re right around the corner. Are you ready for them? They are the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests  (cue the “dun, dun, dun” music) and they begin next week. As scary and nerve-wracking as these standardized tests are,…   [Read the full article]


A+A swaddle Giveaway 2014

Congratulations Rebecca Babb Stevens. Contest is now closed.    (results via random.org) ****I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own based on my experience.**** As a second time mom, there wasn’t much of anything we needed for the Squishie that we didn’t already…   [Read the full article]


sport parent

  It’s that time of year…youth sports seasons are about to begin.  In our family, we will play U12 girls’ soccer, U10 baseball, and t-ball.  My daughter also dances ballet, but that is an entirely different subject!  We have been doing the “sport thing” since our oldest was three years old.  We were those doe-eyed parents,…   [Read the full article]


10 things

How does the saying go?  As you have more children, you lose more brain cells?  Well, I have been a mom since I was 25 years old and have had four little ones.  How many brain cells do I have left?  Not sure I even have enough to count them! Despite the “loss” of many…   [Read the full article]