Date Ideas:Having a regular date night with my husband is important - especially since our kids came on the scene. But because we now live on one income and Derek sometimes works long hours, we don't always have the time or the funds for a fancy night out - not to mention the added cost of a babysitter! So we are always on the lookout for fun, inexpensive activities that we can do together as a couple or as a family.
Holidays:Celebrating holidays, both big and small, together is important to our family. I love to share some of our own special holiday traditions and the simple things we do to build memories with our children.
- Feeling Lucky on St. Patrick's Day
- A Toddler Easter Basket
- A Sprinkle Birthday Party
- Christmas Traditions & Elf on a Shelf
Pregnancy:With two children and three miscarriages, I have spent a good portion of my adult life pregnant! Pregnancy and becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a women's life.
- To Know or Not to Know?
- Christmas Surprise: Gender Reveal
- All My Bags Are Packed...
- Bryson: A Birth Story
- Sophia: A Birth Story
Development Topics:Kids grow up so fast! Here are a few techniques and tips that worked for us as our children grow from babies to toddlers and beyond!
Food and Fun Recipes:Cooking time is bonding time and really does bring families together! It's also a great way to teach early math, reading, and chemistry to youngsters. Not only do kids who cook tend to eat more fruits and vegetables, but cooking gives kids a basic and important life skill. Whether you're cooking up a treat together, stocking your freezer with meals for later, or saving a few dollars on bubbles or playdough, you'll end up with a fun, satisfying result!
- Applesauce & Apple Butter
- Pizza Stuffed Peppers
- Chicken Parmesan
- Chicken Tacos
- Sweet & Sour Chicken
- Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
- Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze
- Iced Oatmeal Banana Applesauce Cookies
- Banana Oat Teething Biscuits