Kahlua Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate fondue

Yes, it’s true.  I’m just now getting around to telling you about our New Year’s Party.  Oh come on!  It’s only April and I did celebrate Bobby’s birthday…four months late, so really this is early right?  We love fondue!  All kinds of fondue, whether we are eating out or making it at home fondue just… [continue reading]

Flavor or Fizz?

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DASANI.  All opinions are my own.  Stay  hydrated!  How many times do our kids hear this and all the more with summer right around the corner?  In summer I always have a case of water bottles in the back of my van.  But we… [continue reading]

Who pays for valet parking?

A funny experience with valet parking

Parking.  Parking poses such a problem.  I think it should be against the law to charge for parking–for crying out loud. My husband avoids it at all cost.  (ha ha) He’s had me walk miles farther at nine months pregnant to save a few dollars.  Going out downtown with friends?  They’ll all have to wait… [continue reading]

My Journey with Infertility


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Stork OTC and The Motherhood.  All opinions are my own.  You all have been with me through miscarriage after miscarriage after miscarriage.  Sharing my journey has been comforting and healing and above all encouraging in that I’ve been able to walk the road… [continue reading]

To Judge or not to Judge?

How judging differs from being judgemental

“Don’t judge,” is a phrase I hear all the time.  I confess.  I find it completely irritating.  Don’t judge?  Really?  To judge is what’s great about being human!  We learn and gather information to make wise judgments.  We HAVE to judge.  Judging or being judgmental?  It wasn’t until I found myself surrounded by judgmental people… [continue reading]

Homemade Pound Cake

Fondue and Pound Cake

My family loves pound cake.  I mean they really go mad for it.  This is one item I had been in the habit of purchasing rather than making.  However, as I was readying my menu on New Years Day (Yes, I’m that far behind.) I realized I had forgotten to pick up a pound cake… [continue reading]

Girls Build Too!

GoldieBlox and TheBuilder's Survival Kit #GirlsNeedGoldie #ad

This is a sponsored post for GoldieBlox through The Motherhood. All opinions are mine. Finally, a line of building toys geared toward girls!  Because after all Girls Build Too!  Besides my husband, my ten year old Joy is the engineer of the family.  This girl LOVES to build…and take things apart.  It’s how her mind… [continue reading]

Happy 3rd Birthday Bobby!

Blow out the candles

Bobby is three years old!  Well…actually he’s been three since (cough) NOVEMBER!  Wait.  I can explain.  See his birthday falls over Thanksgiving.  We were on VACATION!  And, and, he’s so little.  And he wouldn’t notice that we postponed his party for say…FOUR months!  I never meant to wait this long, but there’s always something right? … [continue reading]