Mom’s Sickness Fighting Basket for Cold & Flu Season

It's 11 p.m. and we're home snuggled in bed, 25 minutes from the nearest store that is open.  I hear the whimpering from the kids' rooms and I know one of them isn't feeling well.  I can't count the number of times I've put everyone down for bed, seemingly happy and healthy, only to have someone [...]

Until Every Child is Well- Stories from patient families

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I think they are probably some of the words that every parent dreads the most.  I know for me, the mere thought of hearing that one of my children has cancer (or any serious illness) brings me to my knees.  Before I was born my aunt and uncle lost a daughter to cancer when she [...]

Christmas Yarn Craft: Reindeer Ornaments

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It's December, and our tree is up.  It even has lights on it.  But maybe 3 ornaments thus far. I haven't had time to pull all of the decorations out to hang them- that'll come later in the week.  Regardless of when the tree gets finished, the kids and I love to do Christmas crafts, [...]

Just Say Yes To An Online Doctor Visit #MOMSLOVEAMWELL

Online Doctor Visit #MOMSLOVEAMWELL

I recently had my annual physical exam with my general practitioner. I had several tests done, including blood work, looking for various issues. Because anemia and high cholesterol run in my family, I am on medications to correct those conditions. My blood work came back on those and the medication is working great! My iron [...]

Elf on the Shelf Photo Booth- Printable Elf fun!

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Some of us are We're always taking photos of our elves, or they are doing silly things to our photos... why not let your Elf on the Shelf have a little fun of their own?  I had my friend Elizabeth make this ADORABLE printable Elf on the Shelf photo booth that you can print and [...]

Simple DIY Wine Sleeve


Wine makes the perfect holiday hostess gift (or stocking stuffer). Why not dress up just a bit and make it even better! I created this simple little wine sleeve and neck charm (that doubles as a Christmas ornament) to make a bottle of wine even more festive! With just a couple items from the craft [...]

Star Wars Craft: Personalized Pillowcase


This was a fun DIY Star Wars Craft project for me! I got to combine my sons favorite thing- Star Wars, with my favorite thing- my Silhouette. My son is getting a room redo before/during/after Christmas. While I have been carefully picking up great sale items to go with the new Star Wars comforter, I [...]

Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe: Shop the Pantry

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Guess what happened again last week? It's kind of becoming a tradition in this house.  Thursdays roll around, the meal plan has gone awry (usually because someone decides to bring lunch and grabs leftovers I meant to have for dinner that night) and most of our groceries have been eaten and dinner still needs to be made! [...]

Peppermint Buttercream Hot Cocoa Cupcakes


When the holidays hit I love trying to find new ways to enjoy favorite flavors of the season.  What says winter and Christmas more than Hot Cocoa and Peppermint?  I combined them into a delicious semi homemade cupcake with a totally from scratch peppermint buttercream - and let me tell you, it is so good. [...]

Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese Bites


During the holidays I struggle with oven space, there are appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to get out- different times, different temperatures, and never enough shelves.  I cook a lot on a day to day basis anyway, but the holidays even more so.  I don’t have room for a second full size oven but I [...]

Moments that Make Memories


The holidays are fast approaching and with the holidays comes wish lists.  Younger children start thinking about their list for Santa and the older kids are putting lists together for mom and dad.  I'm putting together a holiday wish list too but mine is a different kind of wish list.  I'm wishing for special time [...]