Month: September 2017


A Real Mom's Rules for New Clothes


I know I am not, and will never be, a style icon. I am way too frugal, and just not quite that cool. I do have goals of looking put together when I leave the house, though. It is so easy to fall into a rut of comfortable yoga pants...

Our Library


Certain places just feel as comfortable for you and your kids as a friend's home. For some, it's their kid's daycare or preschool. For us, it's our local library. It's the same library where I listened to my grandmother lead story time. I borrowed the very same copies of "The...

The Multi-Project Pumpkin! Part 3 of 5


Are you ready for the third activity for your multi-project pumpkin? If this is the first post from my series that you've seen, let me explain. I used to work with kids as an occupational therapist before I decided to become a stay at home mom. Part of my job...

Sriracha Egg Salad


Note: This post is not sponsored by any of the products I used.  Because I want to show my appreciation to you for visiting my blog, I'm putting the recipe first. "You're welcome!" (Sung in a Maui voice from Moana, of course.) We go through a lot of Sriracha in...

Brother and Sister


One of my favorite little moments to catch are when my kids are playing together. Roo never fails to make her little brother belly laugh and he thinks she is just the coolest person on the planet. Little guy isn't quite big enough to play cooperatively, but you'd better believe...

The Multi-Project Pumpkin! Part 2 of 5


Welcome to Part 2 of the Pumpkin Project Series! If you missed out last week, we gave our pumpkins a bath to prep them for all of our fun activities. This week, we're turning our blank canvases into faces! Roo has a couple copies of a sticker book that has animal...

I thought the drain was magic.


Guys, I have an embarrassing story for you. As some background information, you should know that when we moved into this house three years ago, I had a pixie cut, so my shedding hair wasn't that noticeable and it just slipped down the shower drain. My hair is just past...

The Multi-Project Pumpkin! Part 1 of 5


Fall has arrived!!  Maybe we aren't officially to the equinox, but pumpkin spice lattes are available, pumpkins are on the stand at my local berry farm, and I've worn boots like three times. I'm calling it. It's fall! Time to start scrolling through Pinterest to find your new crock pot...

The tale of the white tees. 


White t-shirts get multiple lives around here. They begin as daily garments for my husband while they are still fresh and white. He wears them to work, but every now and then, one gets to venture outside while he does yardwork. While I'm sure the tee enjoys its time in...

Fun with Food Friday: Toddler Edition


So, I've talked about an ingredient, I've shared a recipe, and now I have a third facet of food in my home to share. I have a confession to make. I have a picky eater. Like, really picky. Like, has the diet of Buddy the Elf some days. "Oh, what's the big...