Along with the turning of the calendar into March, we start to see hints of spring all around us. I'm a big fan of the changing of the seasons, regardless of which season is coming. Just something about seeing the hints of nature changing; greener grass, buds starting to appear, early morning bird songs (although this one gets old fast), and gradual warmer temperature highs for the day.Read More
I love having healthy snacks to grab throughout the day to munch on in between meals. Hummus is one of my favorite go-tos. Making hummus is very quick, easy and inexpensive to make. Eating foods high in protein and good fats provides the energy I need to make it through my day.Read More
As parents, we have the responsibility to teach our kids good habits -- healthy eating, exercising, making safe choices, and all other sorts of valuable lessons that will carry them through life. But one habit that is often overlooked, is teaching your kids good financial health.Read More
I asked my kids last night for some input on my $5 Friday today. Levi came up with the idea for him to pose as his favorite animal and for people to guess what he is.
So for this $5 Friday, all you have to do is guess what animal Levi is by midnight tonight (2/28/14) for a chance to win a $5 Starbuck's Gift Card.Read More
Each week we embrace tradition by having Taco Tuesday. No it's not a sentimental tradition, nor is it symbolic. But the kids love it and it does instill some sort of tradition, which I've heard is important in a family (thanks, Dr. Phil). Plus, it's one night a week I don't have to really put much thought into my meal planning.Read More
One of the things that sticks out when I was a new mom, is all the things people didn't tell me about being a mom. Sure I read books, had countless words of advice -- solicited or not. Mostly not. But after I had my bundle of joy, as everyone calls your newborn baby, I remember thinking of all the advice I had thrown at me and all the books I read, nothing truly prepared me for having a newborn.Read More
So I'm contemplating shopping only at consignment and thrift shops for a set amount of time - maybe 6 months. I'm on a mission to see if I can find unique, stylish outfits without the brand-name tag attached to it. Don't worry, I'll blog about it. And post pics. It will be fun, right?Read More
I am a total Olympian Games fanatic. I look forward to the Olympic Games every two years. I feel like my 8 years in gymnastics as a child has prepared me to be an Olympics analyst. Pretty sure no one else agrees with my self-proclaimed analyst status, but I'm still sticking with it.Read More
Luke learns things (from some genius unknown to us) and then exhaustingly tries to explain his knowledge or logic to us. Don't get me wrong, we are not the ones who get exhausted. Luke gets exhausted with the snail's pace at which we try to understand.
Here's another segment of Deep Thoughts By Luke and his attempt to explain to me how he converts microseconds into seconds.
My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We never have. I've never been a Valentine's Day person so I let him off the hook the first year we were married when Valentine's came around. I could tell by his pleased smile he agreed. I could say something cheesy and annoying like, "Every day is Valentine's Day in our house," but that's not true. However, come our anniversary, the husband better bring his A game in the romance department.Read More