The advantage of having a soccer mom as our soccer coach

Soccer mom social media

This season is a season of first. Pork Chop’s old coach is not coaching this season so we moved to a new coach. She is a fellow “soccer mom.”  (It’s hilarious how controversial the term “soccer mom” is.  I am a mom and my son plays soccer, it’s simple as that to me!) This is […]

Quick and Easy Kids Crafts: Planet Earth


I miss having preschoolers.  When my kids were in preschool, I always new what holidays were coming up because I would be flooded in themed crafts.  Earth Day almost snuck up on me.  We don’t typically do many Earth Day kids crafts, though we did make this easy sun catcher last year.  If you like […]

Help with Homemaking

Help with Homemaking

Up until last year, I didn’t even entertain the idea of spring cleaning.  I’m not alone.  I have seen many people post on social media that they have no intention to spring clean.  And frankly, there are  many people that don’t need to do it, I am sure.  I wish I could say I was […]

Easy Popsicle Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Popsicles


Sweets, oh glorious sweets.  They derail my weight loss efforts every time.  Most of my easy popsicle recipes are made with my kids in mind but there is one popsicle that I like to make just for me.  I usually go to the gym around lunch time.  I like it when there are less people there […]

10 Cough Relief tips from other parents!

10 Cough Relief Tips

Last week I shared some tips on how to take care of a child that is sick with the stomach flu. Being a parent can be hard work sometimes. It has always been my hope that my experiences and practical parenting tips can help another mom get through a lousy few days. But I am not […]

Hidden in the Fried Rice


Do you have picky kids?  I do. I’ve been trying for years to get my kids to eat a variety of foods.  It would be easier if they weren’t polar opposites when it comes to food!  One loves pasta and one hates it.  It’s ridiculous but I can’t say that I am surprised.  When I […]

Beauty in the Everyday on Family Fun Friday

Beauty in the everyday

Spring illnesses, soccer season, and preparing for Easter made March a crazy month!  I didn’t make it to the gym more than a handful of times all month…which of course, affected my sleeping patterns and stress levels even more. I am delighted that (except for the craziness that is soccer) the days are settling back […]

Five Minute Butterfly Burlap Canvas Wall Art


As a lifelong crafter, I tend to scan the clearance aisles whenever I am in a craft store.  I came across a great butterfly stencil for under two dollars!  I picked up some burlap canvas and decided to spruce things up for spring. It’s a new season, and what better way to change up my […]

7 Helpful Hacks for when your child catches a stomach bug

7 caregiver hacks for stomach bugs

A couple of weeks ago a horrific stomach virus that knocked my son on his rear for a few days.  I survived the years when my babies caught a new illness each week while in daycare, so I didn’t think a stomach bug would rock our world so much.  I mean, stomach bugs only last 24 hours, […]

The incredible decorate-able egg

Easter Family Fun Friday

This year the Easter kids crafts didn’t go quite as I planned it. Rather than spend last week crafting, I spent it taking care of my sick son.  The Easter eggs haven’t been decorated.  The Easter wreath is still still in storage!  The Easter Bunny almost skipped our house.  Oh well, we’ll just have to […]

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