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Spa Day with Baby-Safe Products

Spa Day with Baby-Safe Products

I am a stay at home mom…with 5 kids. Big kids, little kids, boy kids, girl kids. I like to think I am a fun mom – and I have to be fun in creative ways as entertaining 5 kids can get pricey. My youngest and I were reading a Fancy Nancy book ...
7-Ingredient Vegetable Salad Recipe

7-Ingredient Vegetable Salad Recipe

Although I’ve never had a monk fruit nor ever seen one, I’m intrigued by this new sweetener option. I am ever the snacker so having options that are not only filling but more nutritious is really important. We stock the pantry a ...
For What Your Garden Doesn’t Give You

For What Your Garden Doesn’t Give You

It was a warm summer day. I was a tween (although it wasn’t called a tween back then) and we had family in from out of town. Everyone was outside – the adults sitting and visiting, the kids frolicking. I snuck inside to indulge ...
Change is Inevitable so Be Prepared

Change is Inevitable so Be Prepared

Taking my daughters to swim practice is important to me. I enjoy watching them (and of course, socializing with the other moms) but it is also because I know how difficult it is for their dad to take them. He’s perfectly capable and i ...
Small but Effective

Small but Effective

Nobody told me that having a 4th grade daughter was going to be so difficult. Yes, I expected things to be hard but not until she was in junior high!  For Pete’s sake, she’s only in 4th grade and it’s already drama-ridden. ...
It Has Been a Bad Day

It Has Been a Bad Day

Me:  How was your day, honey? Miss M:   It’s been a bad day, Mom. Me:  Really? What happened? And we proceed to discuss how bad her day was.  More often than not, it’s something small. Something petty. ONE thing that defined her ...
Just Suck it Up

Just Suck it Up

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my dogs around here. Unfortunately, it’s no longer plural. Just over a year ago, we lost our American Eskimo to a stroke. We have been fortunate that our dogs lived as long as they ...
Time to Talk

Time to Talk

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to talk! A few weeks ago, something happened to Miss M that made me realize she isn’t a little girl any more. I look at her and she just looks, well, older. I’m torn between loving th ...
Why We Are Who We Are

Why We Are Who We Are

Do you ever sit back and wonder why you are who you are?  I’ve always believed that all the things that we’ve experienced in our lives – both good and bad – make us who we are. Without the good. Without the bad. Some ...
Generic Wine? Not at all!

Generic Wine? Not at all!

When I was a kid, I remember the first generic item we purchased. It was a bag of wanna-be Doritos. They came in a yellow bag and we got them at Eagle. Generics were a new thing back then and we weren’t sure what to expect. Surprising ...