11 Surprising Peanut Butter and Jelly Facts and Stats to Know

Kids are back in school…or heading there soon. Thankfully, this is always an exciting time in our household. They have not always felt this way, but at this point all three of our kids love school. With school, comes packing lunches. Each year I struggle with providing enough variety in my kid’s lunches. However, PB&J […]

Summer Is Officially Here – School’s Out – Now What?

Summer is Officially Here – School’s Out Wow, that was a quick school year! Summer is officially here for us, elementary school ended yesterday and high school today. Now my kids will be will be 5th graders and a high school sophomore! Also, with the last day’s of school this week, it has been a […]

11 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2018 – Moms, Wives, and Grandmas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Do you make special plans for Mother’s Day? What do your plans usually entail? Gifts, or not gifts? Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas for you, big and small! For us, Mother’s Day is also normally combined with my moms birthday. Her birthday is May 13th, which can either fall […]

Weekend Recap – Snow, Fun and Comfort – Hello Monday

Weekend Recap, Feb 9 – 11 Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  We had such a busy weekend, I wanted to provide a weekend recap. Our weekend actually began a bit early this past week. With an impending snowstorm, we received phone calls Thursday evening telling us school was cancelled for Friday. […]

Last Minute Valentine Gift Ideas for a Cozy Day

Last Minute Valentine Gift Ideas For some, you may be wondering what would make some good last minute Valentine gift ideas for a cozy, intimate Valentine’s Day. This may be a more appealing idea to you than celebrating out on the town. If that is your style, you will appreciate these ideas for a cozy […]

Remembering Good Times While Living with Grandparents

Remembering Good Times on #ThrowbackThursday Growing up, we moved around quite a bit. I was born in and lived in Geneva, Illinois until I was 2 years old. We then West Chicago, Illinois until after kindergarten. At that time, we moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By the time I was 10, we moved back to […]

Family Christmas Traditions That Carry On Through The Years

While growing up there were a few family Christmas traditions that we did each year. Each year we would go to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and then open one present before going to bed. That one present was always new pajamas. Family Christmas Traditions Receiving those pajamas every each year was something I was […]

Fun Family Activities To Celebrate Autumn

The other day I received an email from a blogging group I belong to called The Sits Girls regarding a back to blogging writing challenge. Although I have not necessarily strayed from blogging, I feel that I’ve become somewhat stagnant in my choice of topics. I thought having a week of writing prompts would allow me stretch my wings. […]

Kitchen Table Moments #ShareWhatsGood with Welch’s Contest #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. It is not very often that you will find all of us in the house at the same time. Between the three jobs my husband works, the children’s school and activities we are usually […]

Stealing Moments Together as a Family

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a family, I feel like we do not have an opportunity to be together as often as I would like. […]