Sucky Drivers Need Grace Too

Several weeks ago, I headed out in search of some very tall athletic socks for my son to wear with his shorts. Is that a trend where you live? Probably ....more

Menu Plan: New Horizons

Oops! I’m typically pretty good about getting my menu plan up for you all to peruse on Tuesdays. That day works well for me and I like to be consistent when I can be ....more

First Fruits

Those of you who hang out with me on Facebook probably already saw that A. ran his first official 5K road race yesterday. (And thank you for indulging me in being rather proud of his time– I don’t really mean to be Mrs ....more

What (most) Grammar Geeks Actually Expect

Yesterday, I checked my mailbox as I waited for my girls’ bus. In it, I found a big, glossy postcard– a political solicitation. On the front were pictures of four homes, ranging from a tiny, modest home to a full-on mansion ....more

What My Kids Love About My Blogging

My kids love it when packages arrive with “JessieLeigh” and “Parenting Miracles” printed across the label. ...more

Feta-Studded Braided Loaf

Homemade bread is such a delicious treat alongside soup, pasta, or even a big salad. Don’t be intimidated at the thought of making it yourself! This lovely loaf comes together quickly and easily and requires absolutely no special equipment ....more

Menu Plan: Lots of Meatless Meals

Let me cut to the chase here– the grocery budget is not doing what it used to. Between rising food costs and (significantly) growing appetites, I’m finding myself scrambling by the last third of the month. Don’t get me wrong– we’re certainly not going hungry and I’m not complaining ....more

4th Place is Tough

My A… he’s quite a kiddo, that one. Math prodigy, confident performer, compassionate little soul. Faithful, kind, and bright, he really is a great kid ....more

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Corn

Way back, well before we had children, when both of us worked in banking and I was just learning to cook and try new things, this was one of my favorite dishes to make. Of course, back then, I made it by buying the Spanish Rice & Sauce packet and a can of shoepeg corn. I’m gonna be honest with you– it’s mighty tasty made with those convenience items ....more

Turning a Bummer into a Fun Surprise

I’ve told you all many times now that my nine-year-old son is a Bengals fan. It’s funny, to be honest, to see my orange and black clad kiddo milling about with his Patriots- and Giants-loving friends. They don’t really understand his loyalty to Cincinnati, but they totally accept it as part of who he is ....more