5 Purse Staples that Make You a Hero

 

 

 

I? Am a purse minimalist. I have never been the kind of girl to schlep a giant shoulder-bag around. During the season of babies, I did carry a diaper bag, but even that was very, very pared down. Now that my youngest is five and I don’t need to carry much for [...]

Saving Time in the Kitchen through Savvy Prep

 

 

Packing four lunches and making healthy breakfasts and suppers each night can wear a girl out! Through some simple, savvy prep, however, I can greatly ease my burden throughout the week and that makes for much smoother sailing. Here are my top eight prep tips that will save you time on those super [...]

The Problem With Crediting Prayer

 

 

I’ve told you all about Dr. Y. before.

 

She was an absolutely horrible pediatrician whom we saw when we first moved to Indiana. I used to dread well-child check-ups because she was such a bad fit for us. Anyway, one of the “perks”, if you will, of having given birth four [...]

Why I’m Surrounded by the Crazies and the Inspirational

 

 

Though I definitely share recipes, reviews, and the occasional household tip around here, at the heart of it, I am a story-telling blogger. This is evidenced by the joy I get from writing the “My Story…” series and the incredible response I get. Even when I’m not in story-telling mode around here, I’m [...]

The Value of Paternity Leave

 

 

Awhile back, a friend and I were flipping through the scrapbook from A’s first year of life and she landed on this picture and just stopped.

 

“Wait… how old was A. here?”

“Five weeks,” I answered.

“You looked like THAT five weeks post-partum? Seriously, woman, what is your secret?”

 

I’m Afraid You’ll Let Go

 

 

There are some children with whom you have to kind of “rip off the bandaid.”

 

These are the little ones who might be used to you holding on to the bicycle and, let’s say, you just remove your hand one day and let them go so they can see what all they [...]

I love these mixes. Yep, I said it. #spon

 

 

I bake a lot. A whole heck of a lot. I love it and, if I’m honest with you, I’ll tell you that my family has come to pretty much expect it. We have a lot of baked goods around here.

 

I’m a “scratch baker” for a multitude of reasons. I’m a [...]

Making School Notes Quick & Easy

 

 

Between laying out clothes, packing lunches, checking backpacks, serving breakfast, and all the other myriad tasks to complete before school, it’s no wonder school mornings can feel jam-packed and stressful.

Do you know what always seemed to throw a wrinkle in my plan? Suddenly [...]

If it feels bad, that’s bad enough to matter.

 

 

 

“Someone has it worse.”

 

“Someone would love to have what you’ve got.”

 

“It could always be worse.”

 

“Count your blessings.”

 

 

Right???

 

Right.

 

All true. Because– newsflash!!– you’re blessed.

 

You’re blessed, I’m blessed, we’re all so very, very blessed.

 

 

And, so, [...]

(Where to Buy) Great, Affordable Clothes for Tall, Slim Boys

 

 

 

 

When A. was an infant, he had the biggest thighs you can imagine on a baby. You can get a peek at them here:

 

 

So big were his legs that we couldn’t zip regular blanket sleepers over them. We tried sleepers from Walmart, sleepers from Kohls. Sleepers from [...]

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