The Ultimate Summer Menu Planner

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Sunday Links: August 17, 2014

I started out on Monday with full intent to share all of the amazing posts I read on the web in a weekly round up post, like I used to do regularly. And then this week happened, and everyone wrote all of the amazing things. All of the deeply important things ....more

Rocky Road Cookies

In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what the question is…. the answer is chocolate! If you love chocolate like I do, I think you’re going to...more

Twas the night before Kindergarten...

and all though the house, not a creature was stirring. Because my husband and children are not home at it is 8:15pm.  I just got home from work and there is no one to be found. I tried calling my husband on the phone and no answer.Never mind that my daughter's first day of kindergarten is tommorrow and I have to have her ready and there at 8am!!!!!!!!!!!!...more

DIY Baby Wrap

I made this DIY Moby style baby wrap shortly before Hattie was born, but wanted to wait until she arrived to post about it so you could see it in action. Well, apparently...more

8 Things New Grandparents Should Know About being a Grandparent

Just the other day, I was at the Rite Aid buying some emery boards for Bambino fingernails when the store clerk noticed his onesie.  It read, "If mommy says no, ask grandma."  The store clerk said, "I know that's right.  I need to get that from my grandchild."  ...more

How to Make Diced Tomatoes Recipe

It’s raining tomatoes still. ...more

How to Help Someone Grieve: Casseroles or Kleenex?

Three years ago last month some of our dear friends, Andrea and Tyler Gasser, lost their four month old little boy, Beckett. She went upstairs to her bedroom to wake him up from a nap only to find him unconscious. Days in the pediatric ICU did not revive him. I remember when I received the phone call telling me that they had asked someone to bring them a pair of jammies and a blanket from home so they could wrap him up and hold him one last time before they removed life support and said good-bye. I wept for their family.  My heart still hurts for them.   At the time, I had a 4 week old baby boy and I grieved along with her as I could so easily imagine myself in her situation....more