Share the table with Penne Pasta Salad

September 16, 2014

Like what you read? Why not subscribe and get free updates in your email inbox or in your feed reader? Really, you should do it!One thing that is incredibly important for us (and has been even before we had children) was to eat dinner together as a family. It’s our time to connect. Our time […]

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Get your pictures printed | Social Print Studio Giveaway

September 15, 2014

Whenever I go to a person’s house or office, or their personal space, I’m drawn to their pictures they have displayed. The pictures that they choose to display show a lot about the person, I think. Are they covering the walls? Are they in clear view for everybody? Are they proudly displayed or hidden a […]

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The Littles | Mommy and Me Monday | The 239th ed

September 14, 2014

Last week was all about the bigs, so naturally this week is about the littles. We sort of have two sets of kiddos some days. We have our non-napping bigs and our napping littles, so they often get grouped together as such. The oldest two especially like to separate themselves out from the “babies” and […]

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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pear Applesauce | Fall Scentspiration

September 11, 2014

When I think of fall, I think of cooler weather and my favorite smells, apple, cinnamon and pumpkin. If any of those smells can be combined, or more importantly, cooked and consumed, I’m in my happy place. The Febreze Home Harvest Collection with scents like Toasted Almond, Sugared Cranberry, Spiced Pear, Vanilla Latte and Autumn Harvest […]

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FROZEN Trivia from Disney on Ice

September 11, 2014

I’ve been FROZEN obsessed since I got a sneak peak of the movie. Then, the girls joined me the day it came out on DVD. And, then B and I got pictures with Anna and Elsa! Yep, we love those two love-confused sisters. It was even Elsa and Anna that let the girls know we […]

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The Case of the Missing Teeth

September 10, 2014

Our oldest was a late little teether. She only had one little nubbin’ of a tooth on her first birthday.  Slowly but surely she got more and more as these kids seem to do. There were dentist visits, some more memorable than others, and we finally decided to switch dentist offices because we felt like […]

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10 fun activities to get kids moving | Fit Made Fun

September 8, 2014

This weekend, we made fitness fun for some of our neighbors and friends. In my previous days, I was an adult group fitness instructor. This day, I was kid fitness instructor.  We had eleven kids come over early Saturday morning to try out the new LeapFrog LeapBands we were sent. They are fitness trackers for […]

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Time with the bigs | Mommy and Me Monday | 238th ed

September 7, 2014

Today, after church, the oldest jumped in the car with me and asked when she was going to get some special time with just her and me. I admitted that we didn’t do it often enough. We need to do it more. Because she’s the oldest, we end up having her do a lot more […]

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How not to give a good gift

September 5, 2014

I’m terrible at coming up with gift ideas for Mr. Serious. He’s not one to give me a list of things he wants and it’s much into “things.” Then, when I do come up with a gift idea, I pass them on to his parents and my parents and other gift givers…which leaves me empty-handed. […]

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That time with the upset tummy

September 2, 2014

Several years ago, my oldest got a terrible ear infection right before we went on our Michigan vacation. We picked up the antibiotics and started them immediately. Her behavior and mood improved greatly. Then, her tummy started hurting. And, hurting and hurting. She couldn’t tell us that her tummy was hurting, but her diapers told […]

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