4 cookbooks every kitchen needs

Pinterest is great for searching and saving recipes. It’s also great for falling into a time-suck rabbit hole trying to re-find said recipes. Two hours later you’re even hungrier and have nothing to show for it. Yet, because Pinterest and Google are convenient- I rarely buy cookbooks anymore… …it has to be pretty damn special,... Read more »

Is this safe to eat? When you'll be safe and when you'll be sorry

It’s not that anyone ever wants to waste food, it’s just that sometimes we aren’t really sure if it’s still safe, or if we’ll end up sick from eating it. So we err on the side of caution and throw it away… along with our hard-earned dollars. Put your mind at ease, and save money... Read more »

A key missing requirement for gun ownership: because a mom can figure out what the government can't

I’m sick of government’s empty promises to make our schools safer. “Thoughts and Prayers” aren’t solving the problem either. While I don’t advocate for gun rights and I don’t have them in my home, I did grow up with them in the house. But this isn’t about the right to own a gun. This isn’t... Read more »
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Playing a Travel Sport? 4 Things Your Young Athlete Should Do

There’s no doubt that travel sports are a huge commitment…not just for the athlete but the entire family. A commitment in both money and time. Missed school…missed work…hours at practices….hours on the road….not to mention tournament fees, team fees, gear, uniforms, and still all the laundry that goes with it. Coaches have expectations for competition... Read more »

7 Time-Saving Tips for Meal Planning

It’s not that cooking dinner is necessarily difficult, it can just become tedious…especially if one person is responsible for the majority of it. Evening’s are hectic enough and trying to get dinner on the table before heading out for sports & activities can be a challenge. On the flip side, I’m not willing to spend... Read more »

5 Unique Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Although it seems like millennials are continually posting from all corners of the world, for most of us, traveling comes after much planning, saving, and researching. I know I’m fortunate to have traveled the around the world. While I’ve had my share of luxurious, over-the-top vacations, I’ve also had incredible experiences backpacking through Europe on... Read more »

5 Books to Help You Stick To Your Resolutions

Vowing that 2018 will be THE YEAR that you stick to your resolutions? Whether your New Year’s goals include eating healthier, tackling finances, managing stress, raising environmentally aware kids, or just finishing one book…these five books will help you put a check-mark by those resolutions. Feel like a beginner in all of these areas? These... Read more »

It Might Be Time to Renegotiate Your Marriage

There typically comes a time when you look at your spouse and wonder, who the hell are you? Sure you might share the same bed every night, get the kids off to school, check off all the boxes of daily life together, but before you know it, days weeks months have passed without an actual... Read more »

The Best Diet Plan For You: Part 2

A few things have changed since I wrote part one of the best diet plan for you. My kids are now teenagers, and I became a certified sports nutritionist. Yet, despite an extra driver in the house, I still feel like I’m constantly on the go. What does this mean for you? Not a whole... Read more »

Sorting Through My Life...one recipe at a time

Here we are, week two of this clear the shit out of my cupboards recipe challenge. Since I’ve allowed this paper to take up space in my kitchen for so long, I figured it was finally time to sort through and actually make them. I’m a little concerned, though, that this project may backfire. There’s... Read more »