20 Lunch ideas for kids who don’t like sandwiches

20 lunch alternatives to sandwiches

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that I don’t have to pack daily school lunches. It’s so freeing not having to make sure we’re stocked with bread and drink boxes Monday through Friday. Even though I’m not packing lunches all week long, we still have a day or two each week where the […]

Laugh for the lines

I like growing older

I have a confession. I like getting older. Like, have been waiting for it, will never complain about a birthday, like it. I became a mom very young and I spent years envying moms who were older than me, moms who were “supposed to be” moms. I envied how they knew exactly what they needed […]

Snowflake love

elf on the shelf delivering a snowflake

My kids are all unique. All parents think that right? I would run out of fingers if I started counting off all of the ways I think they are special and all of the qualities I hope they love about themselves. For the most part, my kids seem to be going with my “love yourself […]

Crafter’s Crate giveaway

star necklace

Sometimes, as I scroll through Pinterest, inspiration and energy strike me at the same time. I jump up (sort of) from my laptop and ask the kids if they want to do a project. They excitedly answer “yes” “YAY” “is it going to be pink?” as I head to our loosely-named craft cupboard. I scan […]

And you get a crib!

photo courtesy of JarradHenderson.com

Last week I wrote an article for Huffington Post Women about Blog U (which you should really attend if you aren’t already because it’s going to be an epic conference and I never use the word epic for much of anything other than LTYM which I will write about as soon as I can wrap […]

Just what he needed

kids hugging

My husband is not a jewelry wearer and he’s not a lover of framed quotes. I’ve looked for something meaningful to get for him for years. I wanted to find something he can carry with him every day that is a reminder of Hadley. Something more subtle than a necklace with her name on it […]

No small victories

playing soccer

The girls varsity soccer team Ashlyn helps manage has a scrimmage and picnic each year. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams combine and then split into two teams to verse each other in a fun game with a trophy of bragging rights. Ashlyn was given the opportunity to play this year. A small gesture […]

What would you change?

I have spent a lot of time thinking about the “what if’s” in life. Probably too much time. With each challenge life has brought I have wondered “what if.” What if my daughter didn’t have to struggle with autism? What if all three of my triplets survived? What if my pregnancies were easy and full […]

Homeschool preschool

This is my second year of homeschooling a preschooler. After completing one year with McKenna who believes she should actually be teaching me, I’m expecting this year to go much more smoothly with my youngest. Sawyer tends to be a little more easy going than his sister who has been wearing the same rotation of […]

Light the Night

My friend’s husband has cancer. She has two young children and lives hundreds of miles away and things are not looking good. When I found out over the weekend that his condition worsened I was furious. How could cancer continue to take such a toll on another family? In all honesty, I would like to […]