Teach Kids to Work


When I was growing up, I was expected to work. When it was house cleaning day (i.e. company was coming over), I had to help clean the bathroom, pick up the living room, and (of… Read More »

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


There’s a coveted recipe that has been handed out at every bridal shower in my family for years… it’s one that each woman in the family has “altered” to make her own, and it’s one… Read More »

Salsa Chicken and Rice Burritos [Slow Cooker Recipe]


I love to experiment with my slow cooker, and recently I threw a bunch of “random” ingredients in and came out with an amazing recipe for salsa chicken and rice burritos. This recipe is seriously… Read More »

How to Prevent Allergy Issues this Spring


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Veggies in Space – a Lesson in the Power of Sharing


My kids are actually pretty good at sharing – in fact, they’ve been known to request an “extra” of something to share with a sibling who might not have gotten one. But you can never… Read More »

Random Ramblings: We’re Moving (and more)

Have you been reading this blog long enough to remember when I used to do my “Random Ramblings” posts? If so, thanks for sticking with me! If not, don’t worry – you’ll get to experience… Read More »

First Adoption – Now Homeschool?!?


I said yes to adoption, now you want me to homeschool?  “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by… Read More »

I’m a Stress Non-Eater


Most people I know eat when they get stressed. Me? Not so much. In fact, the opposite is usually true. I’m a stress non-eater. I don’t know if it’s because food is the ONE THING… Read More »

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues


Every winter I find myself struggling with a case of the winter blues – a combination of cabin fever and boredom from being “cooped up” in the house. If you suffer from the winter blues… Read More »

3 Questions for Bedtime


Recently, I’ve started engaging the kids with three questions each night at bedtime. They’re loving the opportunity to recap their day as they think about the answers to these three bedtime questions… The Importance of… Read More »