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Did you know that cake decorators sometimes use rice krispie treats to mold under fondant for things like, say a […]

In the spirit of ‘sticking to our New Years commitments,’ I whipped up a better for you treat for Valentine’s […]

January has us all ready to organize and eat healthier.  Every year I try to be more efficient in the […]

Life comes at you fast these days.  Have you noticed how we drink our morning coffee and the next thing […]

Spending New Year’s Eve at home with the kids is as fun as you make it. You can mope around […]

Don’t you love those recipes that look way more complicated than they actually are?  You get all the credit for […]

In October we wrote the post Kids & Phones: A Guide for the Newbie Mom so we thought we’d follow […]

Advent calendars have become such a HUGE part of Christmas these days – have you noticed? We’ve tried several variations over […]

Gratitude isn’t a new concept for us.  We’ve talked before about regularly expressing gratitude toward our kids and putting our […]

Our family is still slowly dipping our toes into the world of having school-aged kids. One of the topics that seems […]

Maybe it’s because of my past life as an elementary teacher, but I love celebrating holidays. I’ll take any opportunity […]

With that first snap of cool fall weather, all I want to do is cozy up with a warm bowl […]

I’m all about making life easier when possible. As moms we are juggling a million things and making lunches for […]

This time of year I find I am usually equal parts excited and anxious for what lays ahead. So many […]

With school beginning soon, and a couple of my friends recently welcoming third babies to the family, helping the older […]