Cinnamon Roll Pancake Bake

Cinnamon Roll Pancake Bake plated

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms and Goodrich Farms ambassador.) My family is a bit cinnamon obsessed. Cinnamon rolls are “up there” on our list of favorite breakfast items to have, as are pancakes and waffles. My kids ADORE it when I sprinkle a little cinnamon into their pancake or waffle batter, but THIS? This […]

♫ Walking in a Sunny Wonderland ♫ with the Omron Fitness Tracker

Omron Alvita Wireless Tracker

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Omron Healthcare, Inc. Sometimes, this parenting gig is tough. Some days, a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do and take a “time out” to breathe a second, or to escape the crazy (especially like me with eleventy-billion kids). I love my children so desperately much, but mom needs a break […]

Pre-Deployment Reality Check

birthday baby hates being sung to

Putting away the Valentine’s decorations feels like we’re boxing up love (even though that isn’t what we’re doing, even though it technically is) – we kept it up as late as we could this year. Putting up Easter, a holiday he won’t be here to celebrate, feels so empty and meaningless. I’m simply going through […]

Bacon Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese and Pre-School Lunch Fun #MealtimeSolutions

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Horizon Organic. Sometimes, my toddler feels a little left out. She’s the only one at home with me during the day, and – quite frankly – mom isn’t as fun as her older brothers and sisters. They get to do ALL the cool things, like go to […]

Help Kids Create Their Own Destiny #streamteam

Help Kids Create Their Own Destiny with Netflix

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. Have you ever asked your child/ren what they want to be when they grow up? “Someday, I want to be…” or “Someday, I will…” – those are a couple of GREAT questions to ask about their hopes and dreams for their futures. Netflix has some wonderful selections […]

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffle Doughnuts

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffle Doughnuts plated

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms and Goodrich Farms ambassador.) I’m not sure what gets me so excited over a perfectly prepared apple fritter, but I know it’s one of my most favoritest flavor combinations on the planet. Apples, cinnamon, and that sweet finger-licking glaze. Ohh my gosh. While I love the apple fritter […]

Kindergarten Awards

shocked to receive a second award

It was the tiniest piece of paper attached to his report card, a cut-out form letter that read “Your child will be receiving an award on Wednesday, February 11th. Please join us in the cafeteria for the awards assembly at 9:30am.” He’d only been absent once this quarter, so I knew he was getting a […]

How to Make Paper Rosettes: Beautiful Paper Rosette Wall Decor

How to Make Paper Rosettes for a Paper Rosette Wall Decor Piece

A few weeks ago, I joined a wonderful DIY community called “White Walls” for military wives who are looking for decoration inspiration to dress up our drab “white walls” in our military housing. Not all military housing communities are allowed to paint the interior of their homes, which leaves us coming up with creative ways […]