Little Miss Independent's 4th of July Cake

Last week Evie came to me with this idea for a cake that had a blue corner and some red stripes like "a 'merican flag". She said, "we can use blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries but I don't know how to do the white stuff". I suggested we make a cream cheese frosting ....more

Beach Trip 2016

Last summer Eric's parents took us on a beach trip down to 30-A. ...more

Bump Update: 33 Weeks

33 weeks 30 weeks ...more

Maggie: Twenty Four Months

Weight: 27-28lbs (75%) Length:...more

On SAHM Routines

When I first transitioned to being a stay-at-home-mom I feared that I would waste the days away, and while some days this is true, I have found that having a decent routine helps keep peace and order in the house but also increases my productivity.It has taken me a decade or two to admit that I actually need and thrive on routine. ...more

Bump Update: 21 Weeks

How far along? 21 weeks and 2 days How big is baby? ...more

We're a Van Fam!

I still can't believe the words I just typed at the post title, "We're a Van Fam!" ...more

Bump Update: 18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks! How big is baby? ...more

Planning our Disney Trip

A few years ago our friends took their daughter to Disney World for a surprise 5th birthday trip and I fell in love with the idea. ...more

You Are Stronger Than You Think - My 100 Pure Barre Class Journey

It is beyond my wildest dreams that tonight I hit a milestone of 100 Pure Barre classes (at my home studio). I was hoping to have reached this goal about 6 weeks ago, but life happens. ...more