Your LEGOLAND- California Trip Planned For You (Plus A Printable Schedule!

Disclosure:  LEGOLAND provided us with tickets in exchange for promoting a giveaway they were hosting a couple months ago.  We only work with brands we love and trust on this blog.  We used those complimentary tickets to conduct this feature.  All opinions expressed are my own. Before you go:  Check random things for Kids Visit Free Tickets! (Like juice boxes, LEGO packages.) Order tickets online for the best possible prices:  I suggest splurging on the ticket that includes admission to…

This Messy Season

Navigating The Airport With Kids Solo!

I have to admit when we decided to fly without my husband to San Diego, I was surprisingly nervous.  I've driven across the country with them multiple times and we have flown as a family multiple times, but I still found myself shivering in my high tops about navigating the airport with small kids in tow.  I decided I couldn't be the only person looking for practical advice for managing my squad so I took notes during our excursion and…

So You Wanna Add More Jesus To Your Life? Reader Question!

So, a reader recently reached out and said she's very eager to add more ..well, Jesus into your her family's day.  Couldn't we all use a little more Jesus in our days?  I thought this would be a really fun blog post, and I loved the idea of answering her question (to the best of my ability!) here on the blog this morning. Please know, I'm not a great theologian.  I am someone who grew up with very unhealthy theology as a…

Save Money On Your Groceries This Week! (and always!)

Here's the deal.  I've been getting a ton of feedback from you guys on how you'd love to see deals up on the blog again.  I'll be honest I had stepped away from that, because I could never tell if people were actually utilizing that.  So, do me a favor!  If you are loving weekly deals/deals all the time.  Engage on this post.  Give it some comments, share it with you friends, like it, retweet it.  Whatever!  Let me know…

Family Getaway To Mt. Hood Territory, Oregon & What You Should & Shouldn’t Do!

Disclosure:  Thanks to Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs for sponsoring our incredible weekend getaway to Mt. Hood Territory.  We had the best time conducting this feature, all opinions expressed are my own. Basically since November and that first chill hit the Oregon air, we have been fantasizing about getting up to the mountains for a weekend away.  My husband grew up in Idaho, so skiing was a big part of his extracurricular schedule in childhood. He's been talking about the…

Backhanded Compliments You Get When You Become A Mom (and what they mean..)

I wanted to keep things super light this Friday morning, and this blog post has been fermenting in my mind since August.  My friend and I were at coffee one morning, laughing at the rude ass shit people say to you once you have kids.  (to put it eloquently) Growing up, I had a very skewed idea of what motherhood looked like.  I actually, naively, believed in motherhood we'd all collaborate and support each other.  I believed everyone loved children…

Quick & Delicious Dinners To Get You Through Lent (+ a great deal!)

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by World Port Seafood.  All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own! We Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, the holiday from Ash Wednesday until the Sunday of Easter.  This is a practice that spans about forty days and allows for some unique sacrifices to help us lean in and focus on Christ's love for us.  It's funny we don't even notice our meatless meals when it isn't Lent season, but it always…