Grab the umbrella drink & a book: best beach reads 2015

Welcome back to my friend Caryn the Book Whisperer. Today she’s helping us gear up for summer! – Tiffany ...more

Book Club: The Sugar Queen discussion

Welcome to the April...more

Respect: teaching kids about the president

Dearest little ladies, Our house has been all a buzz this week with the news that mommy got an invitation to meet with the President. You’ve asked me why he is coming to town and what he wants to talk to me and all the other moms about. I’ve done my best to explain it to you in a way you’ll understand it best ....more

The Good Girl: a book review and interview with author Mary Kubica

Welcome to Caryn, the Book Whisperer for another guest post. This month she’s interviewing Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl. I can’t wait to check it out! ...more

Perfect for Spring: playdate ideas for your preschooler

I have a confession to make. When the Peanut was first born, all my girlfriends told me I HAD to join a playgroup. I didn’t even know what that was but I trusted them ....more

How to make a First Communion banner

We are just a few weeks out from the Peanut’s First Communion at church. One of the many traditions for this event is making...more

Pineapple and mustard glazed spiral ham

As a young girl I would cringe when Easter and Christmas rolled around and my mom would make ham. Sorry, mom. No offense but that big pink slab of meat was possibly the most unappealing thing to hit our holiday table ....more

Mommy Daughter adventures: a wonderful kid birthday idea

One of the greatest joys of having two daughters is getting to know each of their very different personalities and figuring out what makes their hearts flutter. Paying attention to their interests and preferences so that I can surprise them with exactly the right gift, or in this case, exactly the right adventure. Part of our family birthday traditions for the girls include a Mommy Date and a Daddy Date during their birthday month ....more

Cookies & Cream cake for a Big Hero 6 birthday

My Peanut turned 8 this weekend. I have a few birthday posts I’m excited to share with you but today I wanted to start with the centerpiece of the weekend — her awesome Baymax cake! This lady has loved Big Hero 6 ever since it hit the theaters, mommy is a big fan too ....more

Eager to upgrade? DSLR reviews: full frame vs crop

For newer photographers there is usually a great deal of confusion about the difference between focal lengths on lenses and what it means to have a full frame vs a crop sensor on your camera body. When you are frustrated with your images,...more