5 Must Have Items for your Diaper Bag {$50 Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway}

Whether you're a brand new mom or a seasoned one, you've probably accepted that the days of just grabbing your purse and keys and walking out the door are long gone. Traveling with a baby or small child complicates things even if it's just a trip to the grocery store! Thankfully, Babies"R"Us is here every step of the way and provides an amazing … [Read More...]

Orange Curried Chicken with Citrus Rice

Chicken is so versatile and affordable, it's no wonder it makes it onto the dinner table so often. I serve it as often as the next mom, but like to mix things up a little bit with creative recipes that make my family think "winner, winner chicken dinner!" instead of "chicken again?" Sunkist sent me some of their Cara Cara navel oranges to try … [Read More...]

It’s Puddle Jumper Season!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I often refer to parenting in this preschool season as "wrangling." So much of every day is spent just steering my little ones in the right direction and away from danger (with a liberal dose of resistance thrown in just to keep things … [Read More...]

20 Ways to Live Beautifully

What does it mean to you to Live Beautifully? Does it mean striving to do your best everyday? Does it mean being patient and kind? Or does it mean stopping to smell the roses...or dandelions? To me, a life lived beautifully is a life of gratitude toward God and grace toward others. It's something I'm mindful of every day and the qualities I … [Read More...]

Hummus Stuffed Jalapenos

Stuffed jalapenos, jalapeno poppers, whatever you want to call them, this easy recipe combines several southwest flavors for the perfect appetizer. Prep the jalapeno peppers and hummus mixture ahead of time to make less work on the day of your dinner party. Of course there's no need to wait for an event to make them. Hubs and I enjoyed them … [Read More...]

Get a free Amwell visit! Plus, Gus’ first trip to the ER…

Moms of boys. I've got a question for you. 27 comments yielded some sage advice from "lots of prayer" to "just wait until they get a dirt bike." The latter wasn't too encouraging. And exactly two weeks later... I'm really surprised that we lasted this long without a visit, because...boys. Gus cut his head by tripping and falling … [Read More...]

Put Your Heart to Paper this Mother’s Day

While advances in communications and social media can be a blessing, they also tend to spread us thin. My friend Aryn recently described her friendships as being "A mile wide and an inch deep." It's easy these days to have many shallow relationships spread out across various social arenas. Sound familiar? Between your school groups, … [Read More...]

Fried Tomato BLT

I've been wanting to make a Fried Green Tomato BLT for some time, but it's difficult to find green tomatoes when they aren't in season. Right now my gardener friends only have blooms on their plants, and the tomatoes sold in local stores are all ripe. Wondering if it was possible to fry a red tomato, I discovered that yes, indeed you can.  Just … [Read More...]