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When Babies Cry – Tips for Calming Baby

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “She’s such a calm baby!” Blissfully ignorant words spoken by a delirious new mother while holding her sweet, doe eyed infant in the hospital days after delivery. My girl… the little love of my life. She […] Read more…

Southwest Skillet with Cilantro and Avocado Cream

  Dinner is served! I’m cooking up a delicious (and easy!) Southwest Skillet with creamy Cilantro and Avocado Cream. It’s sure to be a dinner favorite. Pst! Don’t tell the kids, but this meal is full of protein and vegetables! Plus you’ll love that it’s like, crazy easy to make. I whipped up this exact food […] Read more…

Sriracha Potato Salad

  It’s official; summer is here! Are you planning a picnic or party to celebrate a birthday, the 4th of July, a family reunion, or just a fun day with the family? I have ideas! You can make a delicious all-American picnic spread without a whole lot of time and effort spent in the kitchen. […] Read more…

7 Benefits of Raising Children with Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeyondSummer #CollectiveBias Are you raising children with pets in the home? If you are, you know there are some crazy moments! You may get a new puppy and think “what did I do?! I feel like we have […] Read more…

34 Fabulous Family Staycation Ideas Plus Planning Tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Save4Summer #CollectiveBias Ahhh sweet summer time! As a child, summer seems to fun and magical… until about 3 minutes into school break when you feel like you’ll die of boredom… But really, even as adults we usually […] Read more…

Strawberry Picking Day

Early June brings many sweet things: warmer days, sunshine, summer vacation… and fresh strawberries. Strawberries are easily a favorite with their naturally sweet flavor and vibrant red color. I’m a strawberry lover, so the chance to pick and enjoy them fresh is such a pleasure. Even more important to me is to teach my little […] Read more…

Cream Puffs with Raspberry Filling

Ahhh the cream puff. It’s really an ideal treat for any occasion with it’s lightly sweet pastry shell and creamy filling. Craveable! I’m a big fan of “fruity” desserts, so when I thought of making cream puffs I knew they would need a special added touch. As fate would have it, there was a container […] Read more…

Don’t Give Up

Some days I want to give up. A project crashes and burns. An email rejecting me for acceptance into a particular media group (for bloggers) lands in my inbox on a day when I’m already feeling burned out. I fail to meet critical goals or deadlines. Critics tear my work to shreds. Unless you’re a […] Read more…

Why I Don’t Want to Lose Weight

Wanting to lose weight, to me, implies that I would do the work needed to accomplish the goal. I mean, does it make sense to say “I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to exercise or change my diet.”? If a magical fairy showed up and could grant me the wish of a […] Read more…

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