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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]


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This weekend was the perfect weekend to visit a local pumpkin patch. The weather was absolutely perfect, with a hint of crisp to the air and beautifully sunny. We decided to take the opportunity to visit Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, Georgia. The drive for us was about 45 minutes with only a touch of…   [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]


spring 2014 contributor call

You might be a good contributor for CFF if: -Each time you read a post, you think…been there, done that! -Your FB status updates could be the titles to popular blog posts -You are passionate about (insert pretty much anything here) -You’ve ever thought about starting a blog -You have a blog and would like…   [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]


16 Storybook Birthday Parties

We love a good character driven birthday party here and books are an awesome place to start looking for ideas. Here’s a roundup of our favorite birthday parties inspired by children’s books. Click the book titles to see pictures and party details. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie– Based on the book series by…   [Read the full article]


CFF pottery Valentines Day Craft pinterest

I was shopping the dollar section of Target the other day and ran across the cutest little clay pots. They are little strawberry planting kits and I thought they would make the perfect valentine for the Goober to give to his classmates at his Mom’s Morning Out program. They turned out so cute I thought…   [Read the full article]


Toddler Bed Transitioning

As I posted about in my goals post a few weeks ago, we spent the weekend transitioning the Goober into his big boy bed in a new room. Ideally we would have loved to do the transition in the same room, but it made more sense for the smaller bedroom to remain the nursery for…   [Read the full article]