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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]


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]


summer bucket list 2

I shared with you all that I was planning to go back to work soon. Well, it is now official… I was offered a job teaching at a cyber-school and I will be starting NEXT MONTH. I am very thankful for the time I have had as a stay-at-home-mom, but I am excited for a…   [Read the full article]


A Crockpot Saved My Marriage

Okay, so that title might be a tiny bit of an exaggeration, but in all seriousness, my slow cooker is pretty amazing. I have jumped onto the slow cooker bandwagon with both feet! It’s not a new purchase since we got it as a wedding gift several years ago, but it sat in our cabinets…   [Read the full article]


Goals for the week Allie

It’s a week full of milestones and prepping for baby #2. Here’s my top 5 goals for the week: 1) Get the Goober sleeping in his new room in his big boy bed. We finished childproofing his new room this weekend and Saturday night was the first night he slept in his big boy twin…   [Read the full article]


Nursery Room Art Inspiration

   If you remember from this post here several months back before we were pregnant, I was daydreaming of a circus nursery. However, by the time we found out we were pregnant with baby boy #2 (you can see posts about that here, here, and here), the circus theme had kind of lost its appeal…   [Read the full article]


momsleanin

After dropping off my oldest daughter at preschool one morning, I glanced in the backseat and saw that my youngest had fallen asleep. I viewed this moment as a small victory because it allowed me to take a break from the same children’s music CD that had been playing on a non-stop rotation for the…   [Read the full article]


Chrissy Preschool 2

When my husband and I decided that I would stay home with my two girls, I worried that they wouldn’t get enough stimulation.  As a teacher, that was simply unacceptable, so I found myself scouring the internet to find ideas to set up an “at-home preschool” within our home.  I committed to having a different…   [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]


laundry

It is no secret that laundry is not my favorite household chore.  Especially the -putting it all away- part.  I attempt to do laundry once a week and, lets face it, it’s just not working.  Not only do I actually have to do laundry more than once a week, when I DO try to do…   [Read the full article]