Fall officially starts this week and while the current weather would say otherwise, the cooler ...
We went to the zoo over the weekend. Just the kids and I, like “old ...
It’s football time in Tennessee! The Tennessee Vols take the field in just 22 days, and ...
“Why are you still in your underwear?” I nudged with a slight hint of chill ...
My Olivia is the girliest girl I have ever known. She loves to wear dresses ...
When my husband and I got married, we moved into the house beside his parents. ...
Because their 8th birthday is tomorrow, I thought I would take this opportunity to ...
I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE fruit. Veggies, not so much. (Constant battle, ...
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/Parenthood/ noun: To be completely responsible for the emotional, physical, social, intellectual well-being of another human. It is freaking scary! Here are 13 of the scariest moments we face as parents: 1. Pregnancy. There is a little life growing inside of you, sucking the life out of you, depleting your energy, and causing your body and mind to […]
My kids…they’re real characters. Especially when comic conventions roll around. Three years ago, we made good on a birthday promise to Baylor by taking him and a friend to meet a voice actor from a show he loved. We had no idea how kid-friendly we would find the whole event to be, or how much […]
I recently mastered making a pumpkin roll for the first time and was feeling the good baking juju, so I braved a type of recipe I have always wanted to try: swirled sugar cookies. They are this magnificent colorful “beginning-of-the-Yellow-Brick-Road” gorgeousness and they just look like pure magic. I mentioned in my Valentine’s Day recipe […]
Feeling good as those crispy whispers of gold and garnet and fiery coral cascade down around you. That’s what fashion is all about. Fall is here, and there’s no better time to pick up a look book of what’s seasonally trending. Fall looks are about layers. Piling all kinds of warm and happy on just […]
By a show of hands, is anyone just a little bit on the particular side of things? Yup, me too friends! I think it is probably one of the things my husbands loves most about me – and by love I mean tolerates. But hey, we all have our quirks, right? Fall and Christmas, while […]
This post is inspired by the amazing babysitters in my kids’ lives and the amazing babysitter my daughter will be one day. Big thanks to my mom for helping me by sharing real life insight from her own experience “raising” great babysitters and watching me go become one. Dear Worried Mother, Tonight is the big night, […]
If you leap into your husband’s arms when he comes through the door, this post isn’t for you. However, if you begrudgingly hand the baby off to your husband when he comes through the door, this post might be for you. If you find yourselves like ships passing in the night, this post might be […]
Even if you’re fortunate to have a child free of food allergies, you more than likely know a child who does suffer from them. It is estimated that food allergies affect up to 15 million Americans which means that one out of every 13 children you see playing at your child’s favorite playground, suffers from some […]
Okay folks! For those of you that know me, I am OBSESSED with Halloween!! Since my birthday is at the very beginning of November, while growing up I would have Halloween-themed birthday parties. I L-O-V-E Halloween. Did I tell you guys that Halloween is my FAVE holiday?? You get the picture… So, this is the first […]
You may or may not know that I am a Costco groupie. Some people like to go to the movies or out to dinner for date night…I’d prefer to go to Costco kid-less and meander the aisles while contemplating which items NEED to come home with me. On occasion, I have debated curling up on […]
Last week was my girl’s Fall Break, so we did our best to make the most of it in the few days I had off. Naturally, it was gorgeous, so we HAD to get outta town one day. Our favorite spot is the Cades Cove picnic area (truth be told, it’s the only spot we’ve […]