Quick Crockpot Dinner for Hungry Families

Quick Crockpot Dinner for Hungry Families
While the classics are great, I try to throw something new in every so often. I also like to keep a few crockpot winners in my pocket for days that are crazier than normal. Barbecue pork sandwiches is one of my family’s absolute favorites, and it’s ridiculously easy. Plus, it is crazy cheap, especially if... Continue reading

A Mother’s Christmas List

A Mother’s Christmas List
Dear Santa, How are you? I’m fine. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I wrote last. I’ve been very busy (and I’m sure you have too!) Santa, my kids write you every year, and every year their eyes light up with delight on Christmas morning as they rush in to see what you’ve left for them. I, on the other hand, wake up like a 1950’s stereotype. I sneak out of bed to brush my hair and fix my face, so that if I happen to end up in the background of a picture, I don’t end up on the cover of the Enquirer as Yeti discovered in suburban home wearing sweatpants and ironic t-shirt. I don’t want to sound ungrateful Santa, but... Continue reading

Tips for a Suck-Free Family Summer

Tips for a Suck-Free Family Summer

Tips for a Suck-Free Family Summer

My kids have another week left of school and I am beyond ready. I’m so over making lunches, tracking permission slips, arguing about closed-toe shoes, and dragging my angsty tween out of bed way too early. I’m ready for leisurely days and family bonding. I still work over the summer, so my vision of the break is a bit more halcyon than my husband’s, who’s staring down seventy-five days of trying to keep the heathens from destroying the village. We’ve come to learn that a good plan is the key to a successful summer. Continue reading