Category Archives: Parenting Tips & Tricks

Brother & Sister

These two are just the best. I have to say one of the coolest things about having a second child is seeing a completely new side of our firstborn. McKenzie is such a great big sister. She gets frustrated when he makes messes, but she is the greatest little helper and loves him to pieces. […]

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Birthday girl!

We were lucky enough to have Aunt Jessica, Cousin Abbey, and Baby Mark come visit us for McKenzie’s birthday weekend! It was so much fun to see them all. Baby Mark is an adorable, sweet little baby. Bennett kept trying to pet him and poke his eyes. Grandpa Jeff also flew in, and we went […]

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Birthdays, birthdays!

August is all about B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y-S in our house! First Bennett, then Papa, then Nina, then McKenzie. Oh boy! But really—how is Bennett going to be ONE next week? We have a super-special “Very Hungry Caterpillar” party planned for him this weekend for his FIRST birthday. In reality, it’s just an excuse to barbecue with all our […]

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Spring Fun

This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous outside! Jon was working, so I had no idea what to do—then one of my FB friends posted a link to this DIY Water Blob (it’s painter’s plastic melted together with an iron). I was already planning on running some errands, so I picked up all the supplies ($15). It took me […]

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Recent Recipe Faves

It’s no secret that I’m a terrible meal planner. Terrible. But I’m always willing to try new, tasty recipes. Here are 3 really yummy ones I’ve made in the past month that are definitely worth a try! They’re not necessarily “healthy” per se, but they’re really good and it’s fewer calories than going out to […]

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