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Summer is in full swing, and I'm stuck finding the balance of being a fun, spontaneous, and carefree mom and struggling with the daily challenge to purposefully engage our children's hearts and minds amidst their expectation of total relaxation and lots of screen...read more
This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. At the top of our lungs, my girls and I sing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year." Admittedly, December turns me into a full blown karaoke machine. The sights, sounds and nostalgia of...read more
Grateful Rolls – This simple tradition is a fun way for your family to express what they are grateful for during your Thanksgiving dinner. As guests arrive have each person write a few things that they are grateful for on small sheets of paper. We always make our special “butter horn” rolls each Thanksgiving,read more
Easy on the budget, yet packed with flavor, this Garlic Flank Steak Recipe with only four ingredients is always a crowd pleaser. As I look outside and watch the leaves fall, I can't believe the holidays are right around the corner. It's that time of year when we start...read more
“Mom, I really don’t want you to invite them to our house. Their kids are kind of weird, and I’m not friends with them. It will be just plain awkward. Can’t you just ask the mom? I mean it. Don’t make me do this.” I sat stunned and frustrated and honestly, a little...read more
When I spied both mums and pumpkins at Aldi for under $3, I knew this festive fall idea must be re-shared. I mean, how cute are these? It will never get old. Last Saturday, some brand new friends joined our family for dinner. As they walked through the door, arms...read more
Here's a warm welcome to those visiting from the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family show. We ran out of time for our "fun" fall budgeting segment, but here is a little more info on that dreaded topic - budgeting. Friends, for this Type Z (yes, as opposed to Type A)...read more