Breast Cancer Research – Can we reduce our risk?

Image for blog post_BCERP Infographic

In the last several years, I’ve known at least five women – friends, colleagues, sorority sisters, – in their 30s and 40s who’ve had breast cancer. Both my maternal grandmother and my husband’s paternal grandmother have had it. So when I was approached with helping the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) with… [Read More]

I’m still learning to pick my parenting battles

letting go

I blinked. That was my first mistake. I blinked and my babies are gone. In their place are two children. Two individuals with their own interests, opinions and personalities. It’s time for me to let go a little. I’m not a helicopter parent by any stretch. But I’m not exactly free-range either. I like to… [Read More]

15 Halloween treats your kids can make

Halloween treats kids can make

Miss. E currently loves helping in the kitchen. At six years old, I know I need to start letting her do more and take on more responsibility when it comes to cooking and baking. We have several cookbooks that I keep meaning to get out for her to pick a recipe from, but the weeks… [Read More]

Fall sports means the search for snacks is on

fall baseball

Kraft-Heinz sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own. Fall baseball season is well underway, which means a week night practice, Saturday morning games and lots of scrambling throughout the week. This is our final year at the organization we’re at as Mr A is aging out. He’s learned a lot about the game,… [Read More]

“But how can you love me?”

My sweet firstborn child… You about broke my heart last night. We had a disagreement. I made a suggestion for bedtime that you found particulary offensive. You were rude. I got mad. There were tears. There was yelling. And then you went to bed. When I came in to go through our regular routine (talk… [Read More]

20 Mermaid Crafts for Kids

Mermaid Crafts

Miss E is obsessed with mermaids! My sister got her a plastic mermaid tail for the pool, which she’s used all summer long. She’s been begging for one of the full tails, but for $100+, um, sorry sweet girl. Not happening. Last Christmas, we bought her a mermaid tail blanket and she’s even had a Mermaid themed… [Read More]

25 casseroles for busy school nights

25 casseroles for busy weeknights

Welcome to the new school year! That means Mama needs to start organizing our meals because most of our evenings are CRAZY. My kids get home from school around 4:15/4:30. Throw in three nights a week of activities (baseball, music, dance…) and organizing dinner time can feel straight up impossible. Sure, we’ll occasionally grab Chick-Fil-A or a frozen… [Read More]

Yes, my kid still uses a booster seat

boy in booster seat

I remember when Mr. A was born I read an article that talked about kids being in car seats until they were 10. I scoffed! Literally. Out loud. Of course, what the heck did I know…I was a first-time parents who was hyper-focused on my itty-bitty newborn. Ten seemed so far away. Ten seemed so… [Read More]