Why I’m Surrounded by the Crazies and the Inspirational

Though I definitely share recipes, reviews, and the occasional household tip around here, at the heart of it, I am a story-telling blogger. This is evidenced by the joy I get from writing the “My Story…” series and the incredible response I get. Even when I’m not in story-telling mode around here, I’m still sharing these tid-bits, tales, and memoirs ....more

Easy Oven Nachos, featuring Progresso Chili

You know what makes me giddy and little-kid-excited? Getting packages in the mail. Fun mail is the best, isn’t it??? ...more

Making the Decision to Pass in Arms

It’s not easy. ...more

Menu Plan: Back to School + Shopping with JL

School started back up yesterday! ...more

Lessons in Friendship from a Nine-Year-Old

Yesterday, I received a teary phone call from the mom of one of A’s classmates....more

Five Toys That Go the Distance

So, I’ve been doing this motherhood thing for coming up on ten years now. That does not make me an expert. It does, however, mean I’ve been around the block a few times and I’ve learned a thing or two ....more

S’mores Treats

Is it just me or do kids seem to have an awful lot of activites these days? I swear. My kids don’t even participate in that many different things, but, by time we add in school, a sport, church school, and maybe a club here and there, it feels like we’re running all over God’s green earth ....more

Menu Plan: The Last Hurrah

It is our last week of summer vacation. ...more

The Value of Paternity Leave

Awhile back, a friend and I were flipping through the scrapbook from A’s first year of life and she landed on this picture and just stopped. ...more