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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]


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]


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]


Bernie Running 1

No. I run, but I am not a runner. A few weeks ago, my fellow CFF blogger Leigh Anne wrote this post about being an active and fit family.  Leigh Anne did such a great job offering ways to stay active and included some really awesome links to local running groups.  Since the weather is getting warmer and it…   [Read the full article]


Girlfriend Getaway

My best friend and I have been friends since 7th grade. We have gone through many phases together – adolescence, college (roommates all four years), marriage, motherhood, etc. We have traveled together many times over the years, although the last time we traveled as “just the two of us” was almost 11 years ago. We…   [Read the full article]


Heart Defect Week

Have you seen all of the hearts around town?  Everywhere you look, you see them.  At the grocery store, in classrooms, and in restaurants.  Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air. When I was little, Valentine’s Day meant writing out cards to friends in my class, making sure that my crush…   [Read the full article]


PregnancyCheckIn#1

Rachel and I thought we might start a pregnancy check-in to keep ya’ll appraised of how we are both holding up with parenting toddlers while pregnant with baby #2. If you have any pregnancy related questions you would like to see us answer, feel free to give us a shout in the comments and we…   [Read the full article]


When mom is sick 6

I must confess since I found out I was pregnant, the Goober has watched an embarrassing amount of television. I’m not anti-television before 2 (obviously), but I definitely believe in moderation. However, in those first 12 weeks dealing with morning sickness, the Goober watched more tv than his usual 1 hour per day. And I…   [Read the full article]