October 22, 2018

In an effort to fulfill my life goal of unnecessarily complicating every possible situation, through the years I have spent hours and hours wracking my brain for the best, funniest, most awesome Halloween food and have compiled some of our favorites from a few years of...

October 18, 2018

My oldest 2 boys may not have a single patch sewed on their scout uniforms, but I do Halloween Gingerbread Houses with my kids. As a mom, I cannot do it all and I'm happy to fail at the scout patch thing as to make more room in my life for sugar glued to sugar using su...

September 7, 2018

Want to know the biggest trick I have up my sleeve for packing school lunches?

1. Make the kids do it. 


I come from a family of 8 kids and I never remember packing a single lunch growing up. Seriously, my mom is Super Woman and packed a lunch for all of us and my swee...

May 3, 2018

Full disclosure: I haven't menu planned in a while. Since I did a post on how easy and wonderful it is and how essential and blah blah blah, I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that here. But it's true.

We've been flying by our seats and while I hate it, I'm obviously not...

April 17, 2018

Meal prep is the bane of my existence, along with laundry. And vacuuming. Not ironing, because I don't do that, but if I did, it would be too. 

But anything I can do to simplify and streamline the old daily grind of getting delicious food on the table and into our belli...

March 15, 2018

Every time I go to the store I buy bananas. The window that my family will eat them is incredibly small though; they have to be just barely green but not too green and definitely cannot have those dark brown spots on them because that would be gross. Obviously.

So what...

March 10, 2018

It's no surprise to anyone who's helped us move (thanks and sorry!) that we have food storage and by that I mean #10 cans and buckets filled with food. It may seem a bit Crazy Doomsday-like, and it probably is, but I'll tell you what, those buckets speak peace to my so...

February 8, 2018

I swear, like 90% of my life is dealing with food: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, meal planning, making grocery lists, grocery shopping, putting away the groceries, feeding the baby, cleaning up the kitchen. 

And that's not taking into account the Stress Treats I sne...

January 10, 2018

My little now-3 year old requested a pink cake for her birthday. No sweat. I can do that. 

Sunday night I went to pump it out, as I wanted to get ‘er done quickly while the kids were in bed.

Cake mix: check. Powdered sugar for frosting: nope. Since I wanted it done then,...

January 7, 2018

In one of my education classes in college we had a few Chatty Cathy's. They dominated the discussion; no matter what the topic was, no one else could get a word in. 

I may have been one of them. 

I have a lot of words I need to use in a day.

My professor used a brilliant...

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