Veggie Tales Party Favors | Candy Filled Mason Jars

Veggie Tales Party Favors

When Noah decided on a Veggie Tales themed party for his fourth birthday, I was shocked to find so few ideas online for the preschool crowd. Fighting morning sickness and the plague of tiredness that is first trimester pregnancy, I was incredibly tempted to just order goodie bags and call it a day. But when I came […]

Summer Rhubarb Nectarine Parfait

Summer Rhubarb Nectarine Parfait

We had some beautiful nectarines chilling in the fridge next to my mom’s fresh rhubarb and I was absolutely needing something sweet to go along with dinner (I blame the baby). Recalling a simple fruit sauce my mom had passed along several years ago, I managed to create this deliciously refreshing dessert. We’ve shared this Rhubarb Nectarine […]

Custom Burp Cloths in 4 Simple Steps

Custom Burp Cloths in 4 Simple Steps

My favorite burp cloth ever was a Baby Gap blue cloth diaper hand-me-down I received from my sister-in-law after my first son was born. It was big, absorbent, and worked so much better than every other burp cloth we owned. As such it spent a lot of time in the washing machine. With all the babies […]

Cutting Out the Chaos of Dinner with California Pizza Kitchen [Sponsored Post & Giveaway]

Cutting out the Chaos of Dinner with California Pizza Kitchen [Sponsored Post & Giveaway]

My family and I received a complimentary meal and additional compensation from California Pizza Kitchen in exchange for writing this post. Although this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. On most days I have a love-hate relationship with dinner. It’s not because I don’t like eating. Or even cooking. It’s […]

Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae [Book Review]

Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae [Book Review]

I first came across Sarah Mae’s writing when my friend Kara bought me a copy of her co-authored book Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe. Exhausted from over two years of interrupted sleep, trying to figure out the best move for our soon-to-be kindergartener, chapter-by-chapter Desperate challenged me, encouraged me, and gave me hope I could […]

On Pregnancy and Writing a Book

On Pregnancy and Writing a Book

I’ve heard several female authors compare writing a book to having a baby. I used to think that was such a cool analogy-all creative and emotional, touching on such a personally intimate event. Now that I’m smack dab in the middle of both, I have to be honest –  I don’t get it. There’s not a whole […]

FREE Homeschool Lesson Plan & Attendance Book

FREE Homeschool Lesson Plan and Attendance Book

We are just now rounding the corner into summer mode and finishing up the last few lessons of kindergarten. With all the excitement we’ve become accustomed to in recent weeks, I’ve been throwing a cautious eye toward first grade trying to figure out how to prepare for a new school year, finish this one, and also plan […]

4 Tips for Planning Your Next Birthday Party at Home [Even if it’s Small]

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It’s very important to my husband and me that we celebrate our kids birthdays well. Their lives are the moments that built our family and celebrating them is just one way for us to show our kids how special they are to us and to the people who matter most in their lives. This doesn’t […]