Homemade Blueberry Jam

August 22, 2013 in Food & Recipes - 48 Comments
Here we are nearing the end of August and it's time to start harvesting crops for canning! U-Pick blueberry season just wrapped up and while I would have loved to pick blueberries for homemade jam, it just wasn't cost effective. Luckily blueberries were on sale at our local supermarket, so we took advantage of the… Read More »

Lazy Bath Days For Baby

May 31, 2013 in Kids, Pregnancy & Baby - 61 Comments
Jaxon is quite the chunkster, he has rolls on top of rolls on top of rolls... and they sure do get stinky. There are days when Jaxon needs a little freshening up, but a full on bath seems unnecessary. On lazy bath days, I'll pump a little Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash on a baby towel… Read More »

Bathtime Brotherly Love

April 2, 2013 in Kids, Pregnancy & Baby - 43 Comments
It's been a long week and Jaxon is due for a thorough bath. He's gotten milk in hard-to-reach rolls on multiple occasions and he's recently had a blowout. A simple spot clean won't due. I grab him and we head to the bathroom where I turn on the radio. Bathtime isn't complete without music. As… Read More »

Potato Broccoli Soup

January 10, 2013 in Food & Recipes - 79 Comments
Confession. We usually eat frozen veggies and I am torn over it. While I would love to serve up fresh vegetables with every meal, it's not always convenient. One of our favorite vegetables to eat is broccoli and we usually keep plenty of it stocked in the freezer. That was the most convenient option for… Read More »

Homemade Bath Paint

November 13, 2012 in Arts & Crafts, Kids - 29 Comments
Part of fostering a great childhood is allowing messes. Some my life's most memorable moments involved getting messy whether allowed or mischievously behind my mother's back, haha. One way we allow mess without stress is by letting Jayden paint in the tub. It's so much fun for him and the cleanup is a breeze. I… Read More »


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