Eating in Season: Summer Edition

One of the best ways to give our families more variety and nutrition is by eating in season. With all the wonderful produce available in the summer, it shouldn’t be too hard, either! © Thomas Bethge – stock.adobe.com Every year I mention to my husband that I would like to go to the Farmer’s Market,… Keep reading →

The Best Wedding Gifts We Received and Still Enjoy

Another wedding anniversary is upon us. We have been holding on (for dear life 😉 ) for 8 years now! Every year I think we need to plan something special, but then the day sneaks up on us and we barely have time to kiss and hug and be on our way. I think that’s… Keep reading →

40+ Amazing Pregnancy Snacks with Tons of Protein

What do you eat during pregnancy when you are absolutely famished? Why, you turn to a delicious protein-loaded pregnancy snack, of course! There’s no better way to fill you up and give you the energy you need to make it to the next meal. It wasn’t until about half way through my second pregnancy that… Keep reading →

How to Minimize Diaper Rash for a Happy and Healthy Baby

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KrogerLittleSnugglers http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Imagine this: you’ve been so busy all day you have all but forgotten to change your 16 month old’s diaper. By the time you wrangle him, put him… Keep reading →

Our Simple Summer Meal Plan {Free Printable}

I enjoy meal planning, but it could take me several hours each week if I let it. And with two and a half kids, that’s just not an option. So I have to simplify. I also really love to cook, but I have zero desire to spend more time in the kitchen than I need… Keep reading →

How to Endure Difficult Financial Trials in Any Season of Life

We’ve had lots of rocky financial moments in our marriage. From the time we got married until now, nearly 8 years later, I can’t think of any year that was perfectly financially sound, if you will. We have learned so much from these difficult periods. If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t change a thing…. Keep reading →

How to Create Your Own Birth Announcements to Save Money

Just as you bring your tiny bundle of joy home from the hospital, you might remember that you still have to get newborn pictures taken as well as find the perfect birth announcement to share the wonderful news with everyone. And neither of those expenses are cheap. Even with a coupon from one of the big… Keep reading →

I Cook with My Kids Even Though I’m Impatient

Just in the last few months, I’ve noticed something interesting start to happen each time I enter the kitchen that I didn’t necessarily initiate. My daughters follow me in there, curiousity getting the best of them, and they stick around to “help” me cook. © jackfrog – stock.adobe.com Now, you should know that I’ve always… Keep reading →

17 Meaningful and Affordable Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is so much more special to me now that I have two kids and one on the way. It’s a little sad that I didn’t pay much attention to it before then, but I think that’s the way it goes unless you are incredibly close with your mom. © rockvillephoto – stock.adobe.com My… Keep reading →

The Ultimate Pizza Sauce Taste Test

About 7 weeks ago, I gave you the recipe for the most delicious pizza dough you will ever make. For reals. But I left you hanging, because I didn’t offer a nice pizza sauce to compliment it, now did I? I’m going to rectify that today and give you some delicious options for homemade pizza… Keep reading →