Last week my family and I had the opportunity to visit beautiful Sedona. It’s less than two hours away, and yet we had never been! One of the resort hotels, Orchards Inn, invited us to spend a couple of nights while we explored the town and enjoyed a relaxing getaway. As the temps in Phoenix… [Read More]
It’s summer, so we are all looking for creative ways to keep the kids entertained and busy during these long days. One day last week we had some meetings that ended up pushing dinner time back further and further, so at 8pm we decided to put the kids in their PJs and have a late… [Read More]
I love a good checklist, and if there’s anyone who needs one, it’s a mama-to-be! After having three little ones (and now expecting my fourth), I’ve learned a thing or two about what you need (and what you don’t need) for baby. So today I’m sharing a checklist for baby needs, so moms-to-be know exactly… [Read More]
If you have some kids you are looking to keep busy and entertained this summer, today I’m sharing two brand new apps that they are sure to love! The new apps, “Dumb Ways JR Boffo’s Breakfast” and “Dumb Ways JR Loopy’s Train Set” are created by the “Dumb Ways to Die” brand and are geared… [Read More]
It’s summertime, and I’m sure you’re planning on attending at least one cookout or BBQ this season. If you need something to really wow your friends, these dessert burgers will do it! Just a few simple supplies and some assembly, and you can make these adorable (and super tasty) dessert burgers and sugar cookie fries…. [Read More]
One day into our potty training attempt with Harrison, his big brother Carter burst into our room to let us know that Harrison had used the potty!
True story. After just an afternoon and a morning of practicing some potty routines, Harry had in fact taken off his Pull-Up and gone in his potty (#2, no less)! We totally missed it, and he went back to playing in the backyard (in the nude!) without informing us of his achievement.
Well of course I was thrilled and put him into a pair of undies right away…which he peed in. And then he peed in a second pair. So our potty training is clearly far from finished, but I was definitely struck with how a brief effort at practicing a routine had such a big effect.
Kids love toys. Duh, right? But I’ve learned that any time you can turn a chore into a game or make it fun in some way, kids will be way more willing to cooperate! When my kids saw that we had received a box of tooth care goodies, all they saw were the characters on the packaging,… [Read More]
Did you do a double-take at the title? HEALTHY chocolate fondue? Yeah, I’m for real. Today I’m sharing a recipe for the easiest, simplest, HEALTHIEST chocolate fondue you can make. Get ready for some double-dipping! This healthy chocolate fondue is absolutely perfect for an after-school snack, or a late night in-front-of-the-tv indulgence. The “fondue” part… [Read More]
I am pregnant with baby number four. Also baby number “final!” I couldn’t be more thrilled that we’ve been blessed with two handsome boys and one beautiful girl, with one more little princess on the way. Since this is my last pregnancy, I decided to make a “Pregnancy Bucket List” of the things that I… [Read More]