Walt Disney Studios Movies for 2018

Walt Disney Studios Movies

You guys! I just got the slate for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for 2018 and I am STOKED. I had no idea they were doing a Wreck It Ralph 2 and we’ve been on pins and needles for Incredibles 2 for ages. Who else is ready for some awesome Disney movies? I want to… [Read More]

15 Valentine’s Day Games for Kids

Valentine Games for the kids

One of my favorite parts of Valentine’s Day is the time I get to spend with my family. The hubby and I don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day so we make it a family affair. We bake treats together, make a fun dinner and this year I want to play some fun Valentine themed games. We’ve… [Read More]

The year of 40

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It’s here. My forties. As of 11:15pm tonight, I will officially be 40 years old. Damn. It that really possible? That I’m 40 already? I don’t feel 40. Ok, well, that’s a lie. Sometimes my knees feel 40 and all the grey underneath the hair dye might just give you a clue of my actual… [Read More]

My word for 2018: Fellowship

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December was a tough month…a hard end to 2017. There was lots of grief and sadness, in my life and in my community. Too much loss that I wasn’t prepared to hear about. I’ve spent the last week thinking I wouldn’t have a word for the year. I wasn’t ready to commit or start planning… [Read More]

Faith, Friends and Family

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It’s been an interesting month…one full of grief, reflection and love. On December 11, my beloved grandmother left this world. She was a true force of nature – a warm sunbeam on your face, a rainbow on a cloudy day, and at times a tornado that left a ton of debris in her wake. That… [Read More]

20 New Year’s Eve Kid-Friendly Drinks

New Years Eve Kid Friendly Drinks

When it comes to New Year’s Eve parties and celebrating with your kids, the last thing you want is for them to accidentally find their way into the cocktail section of the party. This is why it’s so important to find fun and festive drinks your kids will enjoy, alcohol-free! These are perfect for a… [Read More]

A letter to my son on his 9th birthday

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My sweet boy, I can’t even believe we are here. NINE! That’s only one year away from double digits. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday your father and I were praying for a baby, and now here you are, a full-on kid. The years are short, my love. We’re now in an entirely different ball… [Read More]

Love animals? Shop with your heart

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I would imagine that most of us care about animals but sometimes we don’t think about the animals that help produce our food – especially during the holiday season. So this season the ASPCA, Food Chain Workers Alliance, GRACE Communications Foundation, and the Natural Resource Defense Council are working hard to give consumers with he… [Read More]

15 games to consider for your next Family Game Night

Family Game Night Recommendations

This post contains affiliate links. I have always loved games. My best friends and I have spent many hours playing Taboo, Wizard and other card/ board games over the last two decades. In fact, for my birthday a few years back, we had several couples over and played Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity and Game… [Read More]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Holiday decor At Home Stores

This post is sponsored by At Home Stores. It’s here! My most favorite time of the year. I know the holiday season can be hectic and even stressful, but ignoring all that, the time from Thanksgiving to January 4 (my birthday!) is hands down the best part of the year for me. There’s just something… [Read More]