I’m not doing ok today.

I can't "be ok" today. It's not happening. Grief is bubbling out of me like a fountain today and I cannot fight it.  It needs to flow. The reality that both my parents are gone is just overwhelming me. The reality and the pain. The heartbreak. It sucks. My dad died on April 12. I [...]

Skillet Meatball Stew


I was talking to my sister a few weeks ago and sharing my feelings (whining)about our end of summer meal rut. It happens every year, but usually if I say something to her, she'll remember something she made when her kids were younger and be like "oh hey! my kids used to love...." and then [...]

Milkwise: Coming to dairy shelves near you


Growing up, we had whole milk.  I drank it because my parents told me to, but it was always kind of too thick for my liking. Then I went to overnight camp, and they only served skim milk.  Which was like white water, and I despised it.  But, again, the adults in charge said to [...]

New Beginnings, Clean Shave


This is a guest post today from my friend Lolli at BetterinBulk.  Today marks the first day of a new school year for us. It's hard to believe that my oldest daughter is beginning her second year of college today. It seems like yesterday that I was walking her to the elementary school across the [...]

Get Kids Out to Play


I grew up outside- probably one of the last 'generations' to do so.  Most of my childhood memories are with neighborhood kids, climbing trees (I always went higher when I got scared and couldn't get down), playing in the old coal bin, and making forts in the forsythia shrubs that seemed to be in mass quantity [...]

Just Say It and See It With The XFINITY Voice Remote


When I was growing up, we still had black and white televisions! We were one of the first families who had a color TV. We had these big bay windows in the front of the house with beautiful breezy white curtains adorning them. The kids from the neighborhood would come up on the front porch [...]

Simple Pool Care Tips


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the HTH® Brand. I received promotional items and HTH® products and/or compensation in exchange for my participation. The opinions and text are mine. Having a pool in the yard makes for many, many hours of summer fun.  There are endless ways to enjoy a [...]

When Baby is Constipated


I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health. [...]

Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets


School Lunch boxes don't have to be packed with the same old thing day after day... mix it up a little and make something new to surprise your kids. Goldfish Crusted chicken nuggets with a side of ranch are just the thing! Crunchy, flavorful, and delicious warm or cold you are sure to only find [...]

Lunchbox Snack Printables


This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®. We are BACK TO SCHOOL!! Another summer is in the books, and a new year of learning has begun. So many times my kids, who all love school, miss the "fun" of summer- when there's more time to do silly shaped sandwiches, or we have time to sit [...]