When Motherhood Has Burned You Out

I’ve got a riddle for you: What do you do when you’re totally and completely burned out by the one thing in your life that you can never escape? OK, so that’s not much of a fun riddle, but still....more

40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families {Free Printable}

I have spent the last several months feeling a little overwhelmed. ...more

$10 IKEA Art Transformed

I'm a sucker for the As-Is section at IKEA. I see low tags and great potential. Sometimes it totally pays off, like when we scored that single panel Werna curtain for our bedroom re-do for $10 instead of having to buy the pair at $50 ....more

Crunchier Than Grape Nuts

Some time ago I was invited to join a "Crunchy Moms Group".  If you don’t know what that means, you should Google it, but you’ll have to do it later because, frankly, I’m writing a book about a cow and I don’t have the time to wait on you.  ...more
thesuburbanlife HAHAHA!  I think I'm almost the opposite!  I have a hard time imagining myself ...more

Gift Love Away: A teaser...

A little teaser! Tomorrow I am going to have two fresh posts here! And two video blogs on the Facebook page! ...more

Boyfriend’s Daughter Doesn’t Like Me No Matter What I Do

Reader Not Evil Stepmom writes, Is it too much to ask for a little respect? Respect is earned but I have done everything in my power to ensure that I do not become the evil step mom. I try to be her friend, buy her things that she wants, let her do things she is interested in like play with my makeup… She is a dream 6 yr old girl to others… Polite, slightly shy, quiet and respectful for babysitters or sleep overs ....more

Cinnamon French Toast Sticky Buns

I’ve been the worst at blogging this new year so far, so I thought I’d make it up with one of the most delicious posts to date– cinnamon french toast sticky buns. My, oh my. If the pictures don’t catch your attention, then the smell from the buns baking in the oven will ....more

Guinness and Cheddar Fondue

Guinness and Cheddar Fondue was my most recent contribution to a party. It went over really well.!! Every year one of the guys on my floor hosts a great Christmas party in is home ....more

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Have you ever beat yourself up over not responding to every message you received in a day? Me too. I know how it goes. On one hand, you're tired and overwhelmed. But on the other hand, there are emails! Texts! Calls! All demanding a response!...more
It's hard to refuse a hug, though taking a step backwards or sticking out your hand for a ...more

Create the Good and Help Others

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Create the Good. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that Connor is old enough to really understand the importance of helping others, my goal is to get us both involved in volunteer work within our community ....more