Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There are a few recipes that are so cherished by my family. This macaroni and cheese recipe is one I grew up with and is one of my favorite recipes passed down from my grandma. Every time she would come babysit we would beg her to make macaroni and cheese. I love that now I can make it for my kids and they love it too. The recipe is covered in splatters and looks pretty ragged because it is so … [Read more...]

10 Fun & Colorful Books For St. Patrick’s Day

I really love children's books. I have a big basket in my living room where I constantly rotate our books depending on the holiday or season. It is such a fun tradition and my kids really enjoy reading books to celebrate. St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday. With my preschooler, we talk about the color green, all the different foods that are green, and rainbows. With both my 9-year-old and … [Read more...]

Treat Yourself With the New Block Party Collection from Soap & Paper Factory

This winter has been so brutal! It has been such a hard winter for colds and coughs. It seems like someone is always sick. The cold weather is a serious downer, and my family has terrible cabin fever. To survive the rest of this winter I have been treating myself to a little self-care every night. After I get my kids to bed it is so nice to read a good book or take a bath. Soap & Paper Factory … [Read more...]

Six Things You Learn As An Experienced Parent

When you first learn you're going to be a parent you can feel so overwhelmed. There are so many choices to make from picking a name, choosing which products to put on your registry and even where and how you plan on delivering your new, precious bundle. As an experienced parent, you feel much more comfortable and you're aware more of your personal parenting style; or at least you're starting … [Read more...]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Cat in the Hat Breakfast and Oobleck

One of my favorite things is making traditions with my family. Every Sunday my kids love to get lots of books and then we all pile in my bed to read them. We are big readers and have bookshelves full of children's books. Some of our favorites are from Dr. Seuss. My kids love "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "There's a Wocket in my Pocket," and "Fox in Socks," just to name a few. Every … [Read more...]

Disney Pixar’s “COCO” *Now* Available On Digital HD and on Blu-ray Feb. 27th {& Giveaway!}

My family has the tradition that every Thanksgiving we go watch the newest Disney movie that has been released. We have kept this tradition going 4 years now and this past year's movie was probably my favorite. Disney Pixar's "Coco" was immediately loved by every member of my family. I am not typically a big movie crier, but "Coco" hit me right in all the feels. I laughed, fell in love with the … [Read more...]

Save on Lubriderm at Walmart To Keep Your Skin Moisturized All Winter

  I have a love-hate relationship with winter. I really don't mind the cold and I love wearing lots of warm layers, boots, drinking hot chocolate and lots of snuggles with my kids. The hardest part of winter for me is how dry it is! During the winter my family and I are constantly battling dry skin. It is so hard keeping our skin hydrated and moisturized. My hands and my daughter's hands … [Read more...]

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Are The Perfect Sweet Treat For Valentine’s Day

I am so excited for Valentine's Day. It is one of my favorite holidays. Valentine's Day brings so much love and joy to winter time that can seem so long and depressing. I love decorating my house with red, pink, glitter, hearts, and flowers. Valentine's Day is such a great extra opportunity for my family to show how much we love each other. My kids and I also really look forward to their school … [Read more...]

Heart-Shaped Frog Valentine Craft

Last year Sawyer and I had a fun time making this adorable heart-shaped frog valentine. In fact last year we recreated all the heart-shaped valentine's I made with the boys in the past. I recently realized I never shared the instructions for this frog. Supplies needed for Heart-Shaped Frog Valentine Craft: Green, white, pink and black construction paper or cardstock Glue stick … [Read more...]