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    Stop and Listen | I’m Guest Posting Today

    Hi everyone!  I’m guest posting today over at Newborn Mama.  I hope you check Teressa out, she was great to advertise with if you’re looking to sponsor anyone! As mothers, I think we can recall moments when our children stood at our feet to tell us something “very important”.   I think we can also recall our response to them.   Mine goes a little something like this, Nodding head vigorously, “mmm hmm…wow, that sounds great…” while never making eye contact. I am ashamed that too often, that is my response and the message it is sending to my children is one that says, mom is too busy to listen to you.  …

  • "cookies",  "dessert",  "food",  "kid food",  "no name cookies",  "recipes"

    No Name Cookie | Kid Food

    All three of my children are blessed with a hatred of oatmeal.  (*note the sarcasm) But things changed the other day, folks, after I added oatmeal to these beauties. Ahem…cookies. These delightful tasting cookies have been stamped with approval by kid and husband, which enabled me to do my song and dance, “I tricked ya! I tricked ya!” What can I say, it’s the small pleasures in life. Okay, okay, I know adding oatmeal into cookies is nothing new, but when you have a kiddo who has multiple food allergies, one being nuts, it can be difficult to attain certain flavors & texture into the foods everyone else craves. So…

  • "day in pictures",  "family",  "life"

    A Day In My Life In Pictures

    I’ve wanted to document a day in our life through pictures for probably one year now, but the idea of taking pictures on top of the typical hectic day made my brain shut down.  But then Chelsea did her own post about it, leaving me re-inspired. So here it is–finally–a day in our life through pictures. 1. My day begins at 8am with hygiene and my hair being pulled into a top knot, where it will stay for the rest of the day. 2. I sneak my sleeping beauties out of their cribs.  Look at those smiles…I get to wake up every morning to these sweet babies of mine! So…

  • "family",  "life",  "North Carolina"

    snow

    Ever since we moved back to the south, this is the one thing we miss the most. Snow. A lot of people don’t like it because it’s cold, but I love it because it’s cold. When snow flurries begin spilling from the sky, children cuddle up beneath the covers, hot soup warms the body and the soul, while a warm house becomes the cozy retreat you’ve been waiting for all year long. Suddenly a book and a blanket becomes your best friend. Ahh…snow.  I’ve missed the good and bad times we’ve shared.   😐 Tonight, snow has come for a visit, waaay down in the south, and I couldn’t be more…

  • "food",  "freezer meals",  "kid food",  "mini mac and cheese",  "recipes"

    Kid Food | Mac & Cheese Bites

    I remember an uncanny discussion my husband and I had about our refrigerator during our first year of marriage.  We were wondering why manufacturers made the freezer compartments so much smaller than the fridge compartments.  After all, didn’t every one purchase all of their meals, frozen? Our conversation quickly turned in to us buying an extra freezer because our freezer was literally popping out frozen bags of chicken wings, while our refrigerator stood practically empty.  In our household, cooking consisted of what Voila bag we were going to open and serve. I’m happy to say, that I threw my excuses out the window, picked up a spoon, and started cooking.…