Going through those sliding glass doors with all the kids, armed with my shopping list and a well-planned route through the store, can be likened to a “mission impossible”. So, when I come home with all the groceries intact and all the children accounted for, it’s mission accomplished! But, I admit, there are days when … More Grocery Shopping Alternatives for the Busy Mom (or “I Can’t Go to the Store with All My Kids!”)
I really try not to procrastinate, but sometimes life just gets very full, and you have to … well, prioritize. That’s a better way of putting it, right? Historically, I’ve never delivered earlier than a day or two before my due date, but not all pregnancies are created equal. And I knew I was going … More 8 Must-Do’s Before Delivering Your Baby
Special thanks to Urban Compass* for inviting me to participate in their project called “Starter Stories”, a collection of stories from different bloggers about their first place. Here’s my “Starter Story” … I bought my first home before getting married … the home that we’re living in now. That wasn’t exactly Plan A. I had … More Fixing Up Our Fixer-Upper
One of the most fun things about Christmas is being able to experience it through the eyes of children. We’ve all been there, eagerly anticipating that special day in December. If you are hosting a Christmas party that will include children, you can expect a lot of happy excitement and activity. To avoid the stress … More 7 Tips for Hosting a Kid-Friendly Christmas Party
This is usually the time of year I get excited to see what’s in the mail. Bills. Bills. Junk. Store Ad. Bills. Christmas card! Yay! I’ve tried different ways to display the beautiful Christmas cards and photos that we received from family and friends, but the one I’m sharing with you has stuck around the … More How to Make Your Own Christmas Card Wreath
I may have taken a month off from blogging, but life for me was still very full. I hesitated, at first, taking that time off because I thought it would result in losing the momentum I had in writing as well as losing some readers. But, after my husband’s encouragement to take a break and … More Back to the Crazy World of Blogging!
I honestly have never heard of LEGO® toys until I became a mom, and now I am surrounded by them. Almost every room in our house contains these famous interlocking bricks, whether it’s a model on display, a work in progress, or stray pieces on the floor that my bare feet always seem to find. … More LEGO Toys for Rent: Let’s Pley!
There was a time when my friends and I would frequent a particular Mexican restaurant in town. When the server brought my two-item combo plate to the table, I would devour the meal, except for this little scoop of yellow stuff at the corner of my plate. I had no idea what it was, so … More Sweet Corn Tomalito (Corn Pudding)
I thought I would share with you my favorite homemade stain remover. A dear friend shared this with the mother’s group from our church many years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child. I was tired and nauseous from all the chemicals and strong smells of store-bought cleaners, so I was finally ready … More Homemade Stain Remover
We live in an old house. Over the past 10+ years that we’ve lived here, we’ve done improvements, but one place that has not seen many changes is our backyard. Before we had children, this wasn’t such a big deal to me, but now, I think about how nice it would be for the kids … More 3 Lessons From an Ugly Backyard