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If you need easy breakfast ideas for a group or a special weekend breakfast for your family, this raspberry breakfast braid fits the bill!

Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze

If you need easy breakfast ideas for a group or a special weekend breakfast for your family, this raspberry breakfast braid fits the bill. I made it at 2:00 AM during a bout of insomnia so it's easy enough! Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze 4.0 from 1 reviews Print Raspberry Breakfast Braid with Orange Glaze … [Read More...]

If you're looking for vacation ideas and travel destinations for families with small children, Pigeon Forge fits the bill. A complete travel guide to Pigeon Forge with Preschoolers.

Pigeon Forge with Preschoolers

Vacations have changed a lot since we've had children. First of all, we no longer call them vacations. They're trips. Because I don't know about your preschoolers, but ours aren't too keen on the idea of relaxing in the hotel room, antiquing in trendy neighborhoods, having late dinners and sleeping in the next day. What's up with that, … [Read More...]


Do you have a family beauty secret to share?

Most of us have beauty advice passed down from the women in our family. My mother has great skin and has always stressed the importance of sun protection. Rain or shine, makeup or not, she doesn't leave the house without sunscreen on her face. This is a family beauty secret Sweet T and I would both do well to follow! See? She'd probably like … [Read More...]

This Pork Schnitzel with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is one of my favorite dinner recipes for two. Have dinner on the table in minutes with this easy dinner idea!

Pork Schnitzel with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

I've been making this easy pork schnitzel recipe for the last 7 or 8 years. Hubs is of German descent and my father-in-law especially appreciates it when I make it during one of his visits. I've only been able to find all of the ingredients in one place at Publix. They always have cubed pork steaks (though I grabbed the last ones during my … [Read More...]

Looking for baby shower ideas? Give the gift of these 5 diaper bag essentials! New moms will really thank you for #2.

5 Must Have Items for your Diaper Bag {$50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway}

Whether you're a brand new mom or a seasoned one, you've probably accepted that the days of just grabbing your purse and keys and walking out the door are long gone. Traveling with a baby or small child complicates things even if it's just a trip to the grocery store! Thankfully, Babies"R"Us is here every step of the way and provides an amazing … [Read More...]

Suddenly Salad

Suddenly Salad {$15 Paypal Giveaway}

Summer usual starts around here in mid-April, but we actually enjoyed a longer spring season this year. Now that we're transitioning into humidity, swimming pools, and loooong days, and it's time to break out the grill! We commemorated the start of the season with pork chops on the grill with corn on the cob and Suddenly Salad. Suddenly Salad is … [Read More...]

This Orange Curried Chicken with Citrus Rice isn't your usual boring chicken recipe. Spice things up with this dinner idea!

Orange Curried Chicken with Citrus Rice

Chicken is so versatile and affordable, it's no wonder it makes it onto the dinner table so often. I serve it as often as the next mom, but like to mix things up a little bit with creative recipes that make my family think "winner, winner chicken dinner!" instead of "chicken again?" Sunkist sent me some of their Cara Cara navel oranges to try … [Read More...]


Share a Huggies #UltraHug and win a grant for your community!

August will make 5 years of diapering for this mama. After half a decade, I've almost forgotten what life without daily diaper changes is like! Gus is still several months away from potty training so thankfully there's Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers to see us through the homestretch. Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers are available … [Read More...]

Blossom Box kids review

Blossom Box Kids Giveaway – Ends 5/21

Sweet T is a crafter. Mama is a crafter. So you'd think these two crafters would do lots of crafty crafting together, right? Sadly, we don't do crafts together very often. While I love the idea of doing crafts together, the execution is often impractical. Thinking of a craft, finding directions on Pinterest, shopping for supplies, prepping the … [Read More...]


It’s Puddle Jumper Season!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I often refer to parenting in this preschool season as "wrangling." So much of every day is spent just steering my little ones in the right direction and away from danger (with a liberal dose of resistance thrown in just to keep things … [Read More...]

20 Ways to live a beautiful life today!

20 Ways to Live Beautifully

What does it mean to you to Live Beautifully? Does it mean striving to do your best everyday? Does it mean being patient and kind? Or does it mean stopping to smell the roses...or dandelions? To me, a life lived beautifully is a life of gratitude toward God and grace toward others. It's something I'm mindful of every day and the qualities I … [Read More...]

This easy appetizer recipe combines several southwest flavors for the perfect jalapeno poppers.

Hummus Stuffed Jalapenos

Stuffed jalapenos, jalapeno poppers, whatever you want to call them, this easy recipe combines several southwest flavors for the perfect appetizer. Prep the jalapeno peppers and hummus mixture ahead of time to make less work on the day of your dinner party. Of course there's no need to wait for an event to make them. Hubs and I enjoyed them … [Read More...]


Get a free Amwell visit! Plus, Gus’ first trip to the ER…

Moms of boys. I've got a question for you. 27 comments yielded some sage advice from "lots of prayer" to "just wait until they get a dirt bike." The latter wasn't too encouraging. And exactly two weeks later... I'm really surprised that we lasted this long without a visit, because...boys. Gus cut his head by tripping and falling … [Read More...]


Put Your Heart to Paper this Mother’s Day

While advances in communications and social media can be a blessing, they also tend to spread us thin. My friend Aryn recently described her friendships as being "A mile wide and an inch deep." It's easy these days to have many shallow relationships spread out across various social arenas. Sound familiar? Between your school groups, … [Read More...]