Fun Food and the Backyard Toilet

Having young kids has its advantages. When your husband makes a sheet pan full of fish sticks, mini corn dogs, with a side of tater tots and Mac and cheese - it takes you back to your childhood. And then your eight-year-old informs you that while you were at work today, your three-year-old pooped in… Continue reading Fun Food and the Backyard Toilet

Halloween Treats

If you are looking for an inexpensive but fun Halloween treat for teachers, co-workers, family or friends - this is for you. I made ten of these candy cones for $20! I bought the cone shaped bags on Amazon and the candy corn and M&Ms from Walgreens. Super easy and a sweet surprise for some… Continue reading Halloween Treats

Make Time for Homemade Family Dinner

Like many parents, I have the desire to make a good dinner for my kids, but not the time to do some fabulous creation. That would look great on social media but they probably wouldn't like some fancy cuisine anyway. So, I try to plan on the weekends for the upcoming week. Yes, I am… Continue reading Make Time for Homemade Family Dinner

Packing School Lunches – Welcome to the Bento Way

I had the same school lunch every day throughout the entire decade of the 70's: a sandwich of deli meat or PB&J, a small bag of chips, a Little Debbie variety, and I had to drink that awful school milk which was never cold enough. Ever. My only complaint (which I never voiced) was that… Continue reading Packing School Lunches – Welcome to the Bento Way

Football is Life for our Family

Raising football players. It's a journey, but it's in their blood...on both sides. No, not me, silly. My dad played for Florida 1949-53 and was drafted to the NY Giants. My husband also played for Florida, as did his dad and a couple of cousins. It is what we know. It's what we live, but… Continue reading Football is Life for our Family

Kids, Baseball, and Adults Behaving Badly

My kids are incredibly competitive. And yes, they are their worst enemy and have truly crappy attitudes at times. They don’t want a trophy for participating. They want to be the best and win. However, it is painfully inappropriate for an adult to yell out to my seven year old (playing catcher) who is having… Continue reading Kids, Baseball, and Adults Behaving Badly

Strawberry Jam Season

We took the boys strawberry picking for the first time and it was amazing! It's sometimes difficult to find an activity that all of them can do together just because they are so spread out in age. We ended up with about ten pounds of these beauties. Now what? Logan and Riley LOVE strawberries but… Continue reading Strawberry Jam Season