Kids are always excited to go to the beach. Then you get there, and it takes approximately twelve seconds for the whining to begin. Here are five things you can do to keep the whining, crying, and discomfort at bay. 1) Cut the liner out of boys’ suits. Grown men might need that netting in …Read More
Last week I took a solo road trip with five of the kids to Hershey, Pennsylvania, and I’m getting ready to embark on another one to North Carolina. The trip to Hershey was only 235 miles. The trip to North Carolina is three times as long. Just under 700 miles . If we didn’t ever …Read More
Things have been so crazy here that I still haven’t gotten to writing the post about my Whole30 experience. Life is still a little bit overloaded BUT, I do have time to quickly share one of my favorite new recipes that has become a staple in my diet, even now that my 30 days are …Read More
How I threw two birthday parties for two of my kids (that didn’t suck again) for less than $15 each.
Number 5 and 6 have the same birthday, and their birthday this year was on the day after the last day of school, so I let the two of them have a party. Number 5 had seven friends come over, and Number had three friends come over. Just like last year, Number 5 wanted Number …Read More
Homemade (and Whole30 Approved) Taco Seasoning (And it tastes just like the stuff you by in the packets. Or better.)
I am so far behind on my Whole30 update! Until I get to that, I thought I’d share this super easy recipe for taco seasoning mix. The stuff you buy in the packets is no bueno as far as Whole30 goes, because the brand I’ve been using (McCormick) contains the following ingredients: Spices (Including Chili Pepper, Cumin, …Read More
One of the things that can make motherhood so challenging for many of us is that we get pregnant, and we gain a lot of weight. And then we have the baby, and we haven’t lost all the weight we gained, and we are trying to adjust to the new schedule and the needs …Read More
I love the look of Pottery Barn Kids’ Furniture, but my bank account doesn’t. Plus, if there’s anything I’ve learned since being a parent, it’s that new furniture will look new for approximately 30 minutes. Luckily I happen to be a magnet for free furniture. So when I saw this dresser on the side of …Read More
I started making my own pasta sauce a few months back, after realizing how easy and inexpensive and delicious it is. I’ve been experimenting with different recipes, and I found the one I LOVE the most (so far). It’s also the simplest… Two ingredients: crushed tomatoes and onions. (Olive oil and salt don’t count as …Read More
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If you still need to get someone “something to read” for Christmas, save yourself some money and read this!
From now through December 12, Amazon is offering a $5 off deal on any print book purchase of $15 or more (not Kindle books). If you are doing the something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to read, four gift rule for Christmas like me this year and are still in need …Read More