Do you ever feel like you’re losing it?

Y’all. This weekend. It was something. I went to my friend Kati’s house Friday night to catch up. She ran out to grab us dinner. In the 45 minutes she was gone, my daughter Allie and I BOTH ended up sick. W ith two different illnesses. Allie’s throat and ears were hurting and she was […]

Rice Noodles & Veggies & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Every once in a while, I get an unmistakeable craving for Asian food. It’s usually Thai or Vietnamese I want. And when I want it, I want it now! Even though Asian restaurant food is usually super cheap (we LOVE $2.50 Vietnamese sandwiches!), it’s sometimes easier to just whip up something at home. One of […]

the one thing I hope my kids fight over when I die

This may sound a little crazy, because really, who wants their kids fighting over their possessions when they die? I’ve seen some nasty fights break out within families over money, or houses, or whatever. BUT. There was one thing I really, really wanted when my grandma died in 2013. She had 6 kids, 17 grandkids […]

How to Untangle Long Hair

The movie “Tangled” is one of our favorites around here (floating lanterns, anyone?) but that long head o’ hair on Rapunzel can just about give me nightmares- can you envision having to comb that out? Well I have long  hair, and my daughters also have long hair (though not quite that long!) and finally, after […]

9 Things Adults Need to Lose

If you’re visiting from Facebook today, welcome! You may also enjoy my post on Why I’m Okay With Laminate (and not granite) Countertops or Zero Credit Card Debt: It’s Possible! I hope you stick around a while. I’d love for you to follow me on Pinterest as well. A while ago, a post rocked the […]

5 ways to get your kids involved in giving back

With 4 kids, plus fostering another one, many ways I would love to give aren’t for this exact time in my life.  I look for ways that can involve my children so that they can learn to love giving back as well, because what we teach them while they’re at home is paramount to who they become as […]

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