We’ve All Had That “Oh, Crud” Moment: When Sick Gets Real

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Last Spring, my sweet G. climbed off the bus and I took one took at her stormy looking face and asked, “Honey, what’s [...]

Making Trends Work for You

 

 

 

Confession time: I don’t love the trend of swing tees, swing tunics, and swing dresses.

 

Don’t get me wrong. I think they look positively adorable. On other people. People who have different body types from mine. I’m a tallish lady (5’7″) who wears an 8/10. I fall more on the busty [...]

Embracing Adventures

 

 

 

When I was five months pregnant with our third baby, my husband’s job was eliminated.

 

I remember the evening he had to come home and tell me. One of our toddlers came down with croup that night. A heavy snowfall blanketed the Indiana ground. I had to drive in that snow [...]

Protecting Those Peepers

 

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When I think back to my own childhood, I don’t really remember ever wearing sunglasses. There are probably three big reasons for that:

 

Sunglasses weren’t much of a “thing” for kids back in the early 80s; let’s [...]

When Sick Gets Real

 

 

 

One thing I’ve learned from my experience with the app “TimeHop” is that I do not enjoy reliving episodes involving sick children. As a result, you will find no pathetic shots of sickly children documented on social media from our last run-in with the flu. I know I’m not going to want [...]

What My Kids Love About My Blogging

 

 

My kids love it when packages arrive with “JessieLeigh” and “Parenting Miracles” printed across the label.

 

Now, part of that is just that they harbor hope that bubble wrap will be therein and they well-understand the simple pleasure of a good bubble popping session. The other part is that they get so [...]

Turning a Bummer into a Fun Surprise

 

 

 

I’ve told you all many times now that my nine-year-old son is a Bengals fan. It’s funny, to be honest, to see my orange and black clad kiddo milling about with his Patriots- and Giants-loving friends. They don’t really understand his loyalty to Cincinnati, but they totally accept it as part of [...]

One… Two… Ba ha ha ha!!!

 

 

There are people who love Elmo. There are people who love Big Bird. There are people who love Cookie Monster. And there are people who love Ernie.

 

Me? I loved the Count.

 

In fact, I loved the Count so much that, on my nineteenth birthday, my mom ordered a (DELICIOUS) cake [...]

Easy. Tasty. Guilt-free.

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(If I know nothing else, I know my children eat a ton. As a result? It’s rare I turn down opportunities involving food. The following post is sponsored by Hillshire Farm, but all opinions are our own!)

 

 

Remember how we talked about convenience not all that long ago? I told [...]

Menu Plan: Gratefully Accepting Some Convenience

 

 

Let’s chat just a bit about things we can do ourselves to save a little cash.

 

Because our food budget is in no way unlimited, I have taken to doing a lot of things myself in order to save some money. I’ve opted to put in some effort and sacrifice some convenience [...]

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