One of the Instagram trends I’ve liked recently has been the #Realstagram posts—where people post makeupless selfies, not-so-pretty homemade meals, and messy living rooms with toys strewn everywhere in an effort to be transparent. But sometimes these #realstagram messy...
Before becoming a mom, I never really thought twice about dinner. My husband and I would run to the store whenever we needed to, make whatever we felt like, never worrying if we had to order in, and definitely...
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“How to be happy.” The search suggestion flashed on the screen as I was navigating Pinterest. I hadn’t started to search for “how to be happy.” I really planned to type in “how to be semi-organized” but stopped when I...
The love I have for Aldi is really unmatched…at least in the grocery store setting. It almost rivals a Target or Trader Joe’s run for me, especially if I can go sans kids. I love to leisurely browse the aisles and...
Nothing says the holidays like baking. OK, decorating our home might shout it a little louder, but BAKING is a very symbolic way to welcome the season. Nostalgia wafts out of the oven just as significantly as the aroma...
Whether you need a great recipe for a fun holiday party.. oh wait, no parties this year... well, that doesn’t mean you can’t make fun recipes at home to try with your honey, or by yourself to enjoy in...
It’s that time of year again! No, really…check the calendar. I know it feels like we’re still on day 4,329 of Apriltember, but bells are a-ringin’, cash registers are a-dingin’, and choirs best not be a-singin’ because that’s how germs...
When I was a little kid, I was big into having pen pals and making and sending cards. As an adult, this has translated into a deep, slightly irrational love of writing our annual family holiday year-in-review card. This...
We may have missed out on some things in 2020, but finding great deals doesn't have to be on that list! This year, I am looking forward to snuggling up with my laptop and staying home to shop. Because...
You know how some topics in the world just light you up and make you feel alive? A subject you could give a TED Talk on because you feel so passionately? I have one of those topics.  You might...
I take my job as meal train conductor very seriously. But despite my vigilant efforts, my friend and her new baby ended up in a bit of a saucy situation. Without any regard to what others were already bringing, her...
A very successful friend once told me that if I wasn’t an expert at something, the key to succeeding was to contract it out. This was a concept I’d used in my work life, but one that I hadn't...
This post is sponsored by Zaarly, a community of pros. Opinions belong to the writer. Enter to win a $100 credit for any Zaarly service or project by commenting below! Moving is not for the faint of heart. It is a LOT...
Creating systems for our kids can be intimidating. That includes packing lunch, especially during a pandemic.  “Mom, can I PLEASE have a lunch box?” (February 2020) “No...sorry. We already pay for the food at your school.” (Me: RELIEVED, Him: Disappointed) “Mom, can...
The weather is still warm here in Kansas City, yet leaves are beginning to fall as a sign of the cooler months ahead. As we enjoy these final weeks of summer, my family still makes homemade ice cream weekly....

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