Celebrating Family
  • City Museum: The Coolest Place in St. Louis
  • Screen Time Punch Card (Free Printables)
  • Vegan Pudding Pops:  Unbelievably Delicious!
  • Red, White, and Blue Popsicles – Dye-free and All-Natural
  • Summer History Project
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Time on Facebook (FI)

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Time on Facebook

Facebook. The only place I can go to see what is going on with my teen-aged relatives, see the kiddos of my high school friends, and share my family's accomplishments. Oh, and I can also use Facebook to see what you ate for lunch, how much you paid for gas, what movies you are watching, what you … [Read More...]

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Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom

Disney Nature's newest film, Monkey Kingdom, is hitting theaters this weekend. This movie is a fun and adorable glimpse into the lives of the macaque monkeys who live among ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. I recently attended an early screening of this movie with my kiddos and we all … [Read More...]

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Note to Self: You Don’t Own The Music

Anyone who knows me well knows I love '80s music. I have several variations of '80s music stations set up in Pandora and I have considered subscribing to satellite radio just so I can have an all '80s station in the car. The decade encompassed my entire K-8 experience and the music takes me back to … [Read More...]

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TRICARE Dental Program – Protecting Military Families’ Smiles

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Military families have the normal day-to-day worries all other families have, but they also face frequent moves, … [Read More...]

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Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch

My love for homemade biscuits cannot be overstated. I used to buy canned biscuits even though I always heard how easy it was to make biscuits from scratch. Then someone read my vegetarian biscuits and gravy recipe and laughed at me for using canned biscuits in my recipe pictures. That was the day I … [Read More...]

Family Fun and Activities

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored FI

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

Last summer my kids really started zoning out on technology and before I knew it they had one serious bad habit on their hands. So I took action by giving each kiddo a screen time punch card.  I also posted  40 Things to Do If You Are Bored on my … [Read More...]

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Screen Time Punch Card (Free Printables)

Even though we have computers, a TV, and cell phones, I consider my home a low media home. We do not have a game system, satellite TV, or a DVD player in our car. I know. We are so old school. However, even though our devices are limited, we still … [Read More...]

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Why You Should Take Your Kiddos to a Working Farm

Many of my fondest childhood memories revolve around visiting my grandma's house in Tennessee. She raised animals and had a huge garden and my sisters and I loved helping out by picking our dinner from the vine and keeping the animals entertained. I … [Read More...]

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Recipes and Food

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Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch

My love for homemade biscuits cannot be overstated. I … [Read More...]

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was just about to give up on chocolate chip cookies. … [Read More...]

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