Tag: Family

Homemade Salsa from Fresh Tomatoes

I received a bunch of tomatoes in my veggie share from the co-op last week and needed something to do with them. The twins love tomatoes, but no one else in the house generally just eats them so I have to incorporate them into things. I figured I’d give salsa a try, and it turned


Real Life Treasure Hunt!

Awhile back, I read an article on geocaching and found the idea of it fascinating. Now that it’s getting warmer out, we decided to give it a try! You download an app or go to Geocaching. We started out with the free app, which lets you search for geocaches in your immediate area. I was


Salt is Not the Enemy?

Did I get your attention? My whole life I’ve known that sodium is bad for you and causes hypertension and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. I never cooked with salt and I never added salt to my vegetables or meats after they were cooked. What I never realized was that it’s not


Kids Say the Funniest Things!

Sometimes I cannot help but laugh at the things my kids say! They are so stinking cute and funny, so I thought I’d share! Ella: I think the TV isn’t working because there is an off switch! Will: Mommy, there’s an ostrich in the TV!!! 2.  Ella: I love Stop and Shop even more than


Best Books for Kids- Preschool Edition

When Luke was learning to read, I was completely clueless as to how to teach him. I knew to concentrate on sight words and phonics patterns, but I was really afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do it! I also had no idea what books to begin with. It seems like the books you


Natural Peanut Butter Tips and Tricks

Have you made the switch to natural peanut butter? We used Jif for years and years, but once we started making the switch to a real food lifestyle I was horrified to see what was in it! I guess I used to believe that the stuff on the shelf  was exactly what it was supposed


FarFaria Review and Subscription Giveaway!

*I was given a subscription to try in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. Do your preschoolers love to read or be read to? Mine both do, and while I’m happy to do it, reading 35 books a day can be time consuming!! When I was approached to review the FarFaria


“Carry On, Warrior” Giveaway!

As part of the Messy Beautiful Project, I received a copy of Glennon Doyle Melton’s Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life to give away here on the blog! If you are not familiar with Glennon, you should most definitely check out her blog Momastery. It is sure to make you


Dear Sweet Lady at the Grocery Store

Dear Sweet Lady at the Grocery Store, I was having a terrible day. I had one child home from school sick, and both twins acting their very craziest all morning. When you saw me, I was telling Will for the 35th time that if he didn’t stop yelling and grabbing things from the shelf that


A Story of Loss and Hope- My Messy Beautiful

This essay and I are part of the Messy, Beautiful Warrior Project — To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! And to learn about the New York Times Bestselling Memoir Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life, just released in paperback, CLICK HERE! I’ll preface this by saying that I’m