As I reflect back on the previous year (some refer to as “normal” times), prior to the COVID19 pandemic, I am flooded with emotion. I treasure and hold dear the memories of the year and years prior even more...
Growing up I had a lot of ideas about what I wanted to be when I grew up. There was a brief stint where I wanted nothing else but to be a pediatrician and play with babies all day....
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest is pretty much exactly what you'd expect. Yes, it rains a lot. Yes, the Space Needle exists. Yes, they really do throw fish in the Pike Place Market. Yes, people wear columbia jackets,...
In partnership with Closet Solutions. As always, opinions are our own. Resolutions are for the birds. There I said it. Over the years I have made many (resolutions) and stuck with none. I just do not subscribe to the notion...
Every family has a special treat that is intertwined in many of their most precious memories. For us it is the delicious and trusty, donut. I have such a long and meaningful relationship with donuts. Donuts are not something we...
Cooking with children comes with a few, how do you say, challenges. My older boys are now at an age where they can pretty accurately follow a recipe. Julian did mix up the salt and sugar that one time,...
The third Thursday in October is National Get Smart About Credit Day. Super exciting stuff, right?! Maybe to those of us that get super nerdy about money and numbers. But to most people, credit is a big, bad, scary...
Who doesn't love a good homemade cookie? Answer: no one. That is why there's a national holiday dedicated to it! October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day and to celebrate, I whipped up these bad boys. They are best...

Amazon vs. Target

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Amazon vs. Target, man oh man, I really have a lot of feelings about these two champions of my heart. Listen, before you get your nice girl panties in a bunch this is not a battle. If, God forbid, there...
My warmest childhood memories all revolve around my grandparents. I was blessed enough to know all four of my grandparents as a child, to know and love them well. My great grandmother passed away when I was young but...
This time every year, the stores are filled with the latest Valentines.  About 5 years ago, I decided to start the tradition to make all of our Valentines instead of buying them.  Especially having boys, this holiday is usually...
'Tis the season.. of feeling super busy.  From holiday shopping, to family commitments, to finishing up end-of-year work, it's a kinda crazy time of year to be a mama! Just wanted to drop us all a little reminder to...
  Are you looking for a simple kid-friendly Thanksgiving tradition for your family? We were, so when we found the the Thankful Pumpkin it was an instant hit! The beauty of starting your own Thankful Pumpkin Tradition is it's such...
So when in Rome, right?! Well we're in Florida so I'm carving a Halloween pineapple for the win.

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Have you heard about GivingTuesday?  It's hard not to hear about it with the internet spreading information like the flu through an elementary school....

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