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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]


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]


XmanCmonsterFather'sDay14card

As you hopefully realized, Father’s Day was Sunday. In the past we have written recaps here and here, about celebrating Father’s Day when deployed, about traditions, created a great gift guide, about how dads can shape your romantic relationships (here), and also about how dads can and will parent differently, but that isn’t necessarily a…   [Read the full article]


Weekend Trip Idea

Now that summer is here, I am sure that many of you have vacations planned. Maybe you are going to the beaches of Florida or East Georgia? Perhaps you are headed to Orlando for a little bit of fun at Disney or Universal? Or you may be headed out of the country for a little…   [Read the full article]


Breastfeeding & the lip-tied baby

After we brought my daughter Grace home from the hospital, the adrenaline high of having such an empowering and exciting birth started to wear off and sleep deprivation started to set in. I noticed that breastfeeding was becoming more and more painful with each feeding. I nursed my son Owen for 19 months and while…   [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]


Top Kids Cookbooks

A few weeks ago Rachel did a post with tips for cooking with kids (read it here if you missed it). Inspired by that post, I thought it would be a great idea if we did a roundup of the best cookbooks geared toward children, so here we go! 1) The Disney Princess Cookbook– This…   [Read the full article]


  I will freely admit it, my thumb is not green.  I have never had luck at keeping plants alive…especially the edible varieties.  During the spring and summer months, I often see pictures of friends’ gardens on Facebook.  I see all of the yummy fruits and veggies that they have grown or pictures of their children enjoying their harvest….   [Read the full article]


Draw Your Own Pancake

One of my favorite things about the weekend is getting to sleep in for a bit while the hubs takes the Goober and gets him breakfast. I must confess, the hubster’s idea of breakfast is a bit more elaborate than my dumping cheerios in a bowl and saying “here ya go” while I down coffee…   [Read the full article]