All kids come with their own idiosyncrasies. Well, my almost-10-year-old daughter is the one of my children who seems to have inherited my husband’s trouble sleeping. She is the one we have to keep a really close eye on and make sure we intervene at the first sign that she isn’t sleeping well. This past … Read More about How To Get Your Child’s Sleep Back On Track Fast
Like a lot of kids, my 13-year-old son has a severe peanut allergy. We discovered his allergy around his first birthday after a reaction to a bite of a peanut butter sandwich. We have had to roll with the punches over the past 12 years and we have learned a lot. One almost universal thing … Read More about Your Child’s Classmate Has A Peanut Allergy…Now What?
I have a good friend who travels across the country every summer with her husband and three boys to their lake house oasis. They try to go back to basics as much as possible, limit electronics, play board games, and generally have old-school family time at the lake. She told me recently that she tries to teach her … Read More about 20 Practical Skills You Should Teach Your Tween Now
We just got back from a week-long trip to Montana with all of my husband’s four siblings’ families and my mother-in-law. 27 of us all in one big ranch! Because of the distance between Montana and Southern Arizona where we live, we opted to fly instead of drive. With seven of us going for just … Read More about Essential Oils To Take On Your Family Vacation
DōTERRA essential oils have become a part of many of my everyday routines. One of my favorite topical EO uses is this essential oil face serum. I’ve been using it every night for over a year, and if I happen to forget it on a night, I miss the glowy look it gives my skin … Read More about Nourishing DIY Essential Oil Face Serum
Turning 40 is often cast in a negative light. Yesterday I came across an article that was about how when you’re turning 40 years old, you basically fall apart. Your eyesight goes, your bones ache, your hair turns gray, you start forgetting things…you’ve heard it all too, I am sure. In this article I read, the silver … Read More about The Truth About Turning 40: 5 Reasons It’s Awesome
In The Kitchen
Blueberry crisp made from scratch is one of those recipes that is comfort food and a sweet treat all wrapped into one. And, it is surprisingly quick and easy to throw together! If you keep frozen blueberries in the freezer for smoothies, then it is likely you already have what you need to make it … Read More about Simple Blueberry Crisp Recipe
Do your kids take a lunchbox to school for lunch? My kids do the majority of the time. With my boys who are now 12 and 14 years old, we pack a school lunch mainly because they eat so darned much! If you have a teenaged boy you know what I’m talking about. We got to … Read More about How To Pack A Thermos For A Hungry Teen’s Lunchbox
This simple slow cooker recipe for Spicy Chipotle Shredded Beef is the perfect addition to your Mexican food spread! Just 5 minutes to prep. Easy and delicious!
Guys can be difficult to buy gifts for. Especially when he’s a low-maintenance kind of outdoorsy guy who doesn’t really want or like a lot of “stuff.” If this describes your guy and you are looking for gift ideas for him that he will love, you are in the right place! Get him one of the … Read More about Ultimate Gift Guide For The Outdoorsy Guy