8 Simple Ways to Fit More Reading into Your Day

The other day I posted a picture on Instagram talking about why I love my Kindle Paperwhite. Some people then wanted to know how I manage to read (a fair amount of) books with three kids under four. It’s more than just finding books worth reading ....more

#5Faves: Taking a Break

I am in desperate need of a little blogging vacay. Maybe it’s the weather finally breaking – wait, it snowed last week – maybe it’s dreaming of the weather breaking? Either way, Rachel will be taking care of you through May while I sit back and relax ....more

Your “What’s Good on Netflix Lately” List #streamteam

I’ve heard rumors that there will be a Full House spin-off coming to Netflix in 2016. So until then, keep yourself busy with some of our most recent favorites. Documentary: Make Believe Series: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Old Favorite Movie: The Great Gatsby (1974) Kid’s Show: Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures Girly Movie: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Mike’s Pick: Daredevil Now you tell me: What’s good on Netflix lately? ...more

#5Faves: Efficient Mama

Rachel has your back again, my friends. She has graciously offered to host #5Faves for me this week in the midst of sicknesses, craft show orders, nurse-a-thons, blogging classes and other Jenna-type distractions. She’s the best, ya know ....more

After The Great Stretching

This post first appeared on Whole Parenting Family. I wrote about loving your body after a baby after my last baby. I had to re-read it since I’ve had this one ....more

Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch

Hi! I’m Nancy and I blog over at www.dosmallthingswithlove.com. I am thrilled to be stopping by here to share my Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch project with all of you while Jenna is out snuggling her new little baby ....more

7QT: I don’t always write hard-hitting, controversial pieces of journalism

You know, I don’t always write hard-hitting, controversial pieces of journalism. Sometimes I write straight fluff. And it gets published! ...more

The Dignity of Your Health

There are so many nights when I want to rush through bedtime. I’m emotionally (and sometimes physically) spent, and I still have to convince two toddlers and a baby that stopping their play and laying still until they fall asleep is going to be a good idea. The worst is when my husband feels the same way as I do ....more

#5Faves: Things I Use Daily

Do you ever think about how many things and products you use each day. It’s kind of insane. Every balm and potion and gadget and accessory makes me more and more aware of either how fragile we are or how needy we are – or maybe both ....more

Progress in the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2015 Reading Challenge

By now you’ve heard that Anne is doing a reading challenge, and who doesn’t want to join someone like her in something so fun? Probably just people who don’t like to read. I don’t trust those people ....more