Looking for summer fun ideas for kids? Don't miss these summer activities plus a strategy for making the most of each day this summer. And download your free summer bucket list printable.

Stocking Up for Summer Fun + Summer Bucket List Printable

My oldest son is eight years old, which means that I have 10 summers left with him before he heads off for college. And that is counting the summers during his teenage years, when people tell me that he’ll want to hang out with his friends more than me. SOB! It’s times like these that…

mouth watering zucchini recipes to try today

10 Zucchini Recipes to Try Today

From main courses to snacks to baked goods, we think you’ll love what we’ve found: 10 Zucchini Recipes to try in your kitchen! 1. Stuffed Zucchini from Better Homes and Gardens 2. Sautéed Zucchini with Spinach and Basil Pesto from Kalyn’s Kitchen 3. Zucchini Potato Fritters from Chef in You 4. Parmesan Crusted Spears from…

Do you have deep pet stains in your carpet that smell bad? Here's a solution to clean carpet stains easily without a machine.

How to Clean Pet Stains out of Carpet

Those of you who’ve been around this blog a time or two know about Big Hairy Dog, our family pooch who was, well… big and hairy. Even Steven and I adopted him before we had children, which is a good thing because prior to that I’d only had to clean up after myself, and maybe…

Helping mom drink at Biggby Coffee

Random Story: Why my mom has to use the coffee shop drive through

Since my mom is currently at my house watching my kids (and Even Steven) while I’m out of town, I thought I’d take the opportunity to post one of her all-time favorite blog posts. Ever. Why My Mom Has to Use the Coffee Shop Drive Through Several years ago I was training for the Chicago…

There’s no way around it, parenting is expensive! But Luvs is offering great money-saving opportunities for parents with little ones. Here’s how to save!

My Favorite Mother’s Day + Huge Savings from Luvs

Let me start with a disclaimer that, of course, all Mother’s Days are special. Year after year the macaroni necklaces, cards leaking glitter, and burnt toast smothered in four quarts of grape jelly (served to you in bed by sticky fingered children) all show how special you are to your little crew. Because only mothers…

Cooking with Kids. Get your kids in the kitchen with these 30 easy recipes for kids! My son wouldn't eat some of these foods, until he learned how to make them himself. Super simple recipes that your kids can make themselves. Also great first-time recipes for cooking with toddlers.

Cooking With Kids: 30 Simple Recipes Kids Can Make Themselves

Cooking with Kids. Get your kids in the kitchen with these 30 easy recipes for kids! My son wouldn’t eat some of these foods, until he learned how to make them himself. Super simple recipes that your kids can make themselves. Also great first-time recipes for cooking with toddlers.   30 Simple Recipes Kids Can…