Confetti Shortbread Cookies

When was the last time you just let it all go and made a complete mess? If you are raising a child then that’s probably everyday. Right? Just the other day I made myself rummage though the entire house to put the clutter away. I couldn’t believe how many of my daughter’s darn hair bands […]

Work Out While They Play

Work out while your kiddos play. This is a new sentence I am saying to myself while taking my daughter to the park. Especially going to a park on those beautiful days. Sure being at the park makes for a perfect chance to crack open that book or just relax while they play their little […]

Easy DIY Bow Frame

Tidy up your toddler’s room with this DIY hair bow frame. Firstborns usually get spoiled. Not just by mom and dad. But grandparents, in-laws, and friends. They’re the firstborn so naturally we all want to give them as many cute outfits, shoes, toys, and books. My firstborn is two-and-a-half years old and Elle’s room is […]

Coconut, Broccoli, Chicken Puree

It’s no secret that full time moms rarely have a moment to themselves. I’m a big believer in finding ways in your day to get ahead in your busy schedule. I’ll buy a whole chicken at our local grocery store for $6 and using a simple recipe of olive oil, salt and pepper, bake the […]

Heroine: Girls Can Be Superheroes Too

At a recent trip to BJ’s, I found myself wandering over to the bakery. Next month is my daughter’s birthday, and she’d asked for a Marvel Superhero theme. So, I thought I’d browse through their cake design book. There’s a boy section was filled with Pixar’s “Cars” and “Toy Story”, combined with ample selections of […]

Baby Ice with Cinnamon and Pumpkin

  When my kids turn one, they start to have a new sense of attitude towards food. They get pickier, which makes it harder to find things they want to eat. Ice cream is usually one of those foods that never gets turned away, but it’s also not the healthiest option. I discovered making ice […]

Halloween Spider Slime

If your kids are anything like mine, they cannot get their hands on enough slime! With the month of October upon us, crafts and activities in our home have taking on a spooky spin. Yes, jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows are standard fare, but why not add spidery slime into the seasonal repertoire?   Halloween Spider Slime […]

Back to Daycare

Seeing how my daughter is only two, and isn’t in real school yet, we started her in daycare at our local church. It was last year and I was very hesitant that this tiny little one-year old girl, who is still learning and understanding the world, wasn’t ready to be away from her mommy. I […]

Chicken and Baby Potatoes with Red Pepper Puree

This is a fact: I am always in the kitchen. Usually creating new baby food purees or making cakes for my YouTube channel LovelyLadyCakes. I need a full time kitchen staff person to help me organize and wash dishes. When you spend as much time in the kitchen as I do, not all recipes turn […]

Pressure, Part 2

I wrote earlier about my son’s lingual frenectomy–when the band of tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is removed surgically. At the time that I wrote Part I, I was sitting in the solarium, waiting patiently for the procedure to end. The nurses had wheeled him away and he was bundled up […]