A craft night party is a great way to get the ladies together and create some DIY projects. These fun and simple ideas will let you know everything you need to know to host a fun craft night with friends - from what crafts to make to what appetizers to serve.

How to Host a Craft Night

After every holiday meal growing up, my mom would pull out her crafting boxes, and my cousins and aunts and I would create. Some years we made ornaments. Some years we made snowmen. A lot of years, we just let our imaginations run wild and created whatever we wanted. So when Gold Peak® Tea asked…

My Life and Kids Mom Shaming

How am I still alive?

Looking back on my childhood, I often wonder two things: Was my mom smoking crack while I was growing up? How did I survive my childhood? For example: I was encouraged to eat raw ground beef. They’d buy it from the meat market, bring it home, and serve it to me on a spoon with…

Stocking up on school supplies? As your kids head back to school, be sure to add these supplies to your list. Trust me, you'll need them.

Back to School Supplies that Moms Need

School has started, and I am in full back-to-school mode. Miles and Alice love seeing their friends every day. And Simon is BEYOND excited to be riding the bus to Kindergarten this year. I’m already stocking up on apology notes to send to his teacher. In order to prepare for back-to-school, we’re slowly getting back…

Have a toddler that loves to explore? Use these 30 fun games and activities to keep your 3 year old exploring and learning while having a blast.

30 Exploration Activities for Your Three-Year-Old

Have a toddler that loves to explore? Use these 30 fun games and activities to keep your 3 year old exploring and learning while having a blast. 30 Exploration Activities for Your Three-Year-Old 1. How about starting with your family tree? 2. This is a great way for your child to learn his home address. 3.…

Looking for a super simple and delicious dessert recipe? You will love my great-grandmother's jelly tarts. This easy recipe uses a pie crust recipe that has been in my family for over 100 years. Simply roll it out, add jelly and bake. This will quickly become a family favorite - and super easy to whip up for the holidays.

Making Nanny’s Jelly Tarts

Gold Peak is the taste that brings you home and this season, one lucky person will have the chance to have their experience of home brought to life through the “Take Me Home” campaign. Keep reading to learn how you could win! My childhood is full of memories of whipping up holiday goodies in the…

On the bus

Simon Goes to Kindergarten!

In case you didn’t hear me shouting from the rooftops, my wild child Simon went off to school for his first day of kindergarten this week. I’m not sure who was more excited. Me or him. We’ve talked about it for months. He’s watched Miles and Alice get on the bus without him for years.…