Our Thumb Sucking Battle|Thumbow Review

It was bound to happen. Nathaniel and the Ladybug were not thumbsuckers. Neither were the Twizzlers until they were seven months old ....more

Genius Is As Genius Does: From the Desk of Mr. Houseful

I am beginning to come to grips with the fact that I’m not a genius. For a long time there I thought I was on the cusp of that ever elusive moniker. I’m resolved now to the realization that I’m.. ....more

Canning It Forward: International #CanItForward Day 8/1

By now, I’m sure that you are well aware that I have a backyard garden. Yes? You’re also aware, if you’ve rifled through my blog archives that I kind of like canning ....more

Summer Is the BEST Time for Reading

Guess what? I was one of those children that couldn’t be sent to their room because my mother could count on me to do one of two things. Read or nap ....more

On #BlogHer15 and the Extent of Community

So far, every week this month, I’ve stayed in a hotel. I’m starting to feel like I really work. Last week, I was away for my state church convocation, and the week before that I was in New York for.. ....more

DIY Box Tops Collection Bin : The Houseful Creates

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

How to Become a Twitter Rockstar at the #BlogHer15 Conference

So, you're ready to take BlogHer by storm. You have your ticket, your room, and every single outfit and pair of comfortable shoes that you own packed into one carry-on and your one personal item. However, the single most important tool that you will carry in your arsenal will be whatever you tweet from. Believe me, tweeting is practically an Olympic sport at the conference. ...more

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Vinegar Based Slaw

I may finally be able to say that summer is in full swing in Chicago. We’ve been grilling outside as much as possible, and I must say, it’s nice to not have to turn my stove on for the evenings.... The post Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Vinegar Based Slaw appeared first on Houseful Of Nicholes ....more

Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Wild Encounters

It was bound to happen. We became members of Brookfield Zoo last week, and I’m not even crying about it. We decided to spend the money for the Family Unlimited membership because it would save us money for parking alone... ....more

Wild Creature Wednesdays on PBS Kids

About a month before school let’s out, parents start receiving correspondence to help bridge the summer gap. We’re given papers, emails, blog posts, Pinterest images, all of it. While the littles are homeschooled, I still like finding things for them.. ....more