Parenting | Finding Joy in the Thankless

This post is pretty heavy on the Jesus. Consider yourselves warned. A few weeks ago, I read this guest post by Lisa Morguess on the Scary Mommy blog called, “Motherhood: The Big, Fat F**k You.” (Warning: link contains strong language and a middle finger shot.) I might not

Indianapolis | Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” {GIVEAWAY}

Want to know the reason for this smile? Elmo. More specifically, Elmo and all the Sesame Street gang, at last year’s Sesame Street Live show. My boys love Sesame Street, much like I did when I was a kid. We watch the show almost every day, and

Food | Healthy Snacks for Busy Moms

This post is sponsored by Alpine Lace, but Life Ingredients are all my own. “Why am I so stinking tired?” I asked a good friend of mine this question last week, but I already knew the answer. I’m tired because my diet has been awful, I’m not

Books | What I’m Reading {March 2014}

I don’t feel like I accomplished much of anything in March, but I did read books! Here are the books I read in the past month: Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN’s Sports Guy Found Salvation, With a Little Help From Nomar, Pedro, and the

Kids | Four-Year-Old Questions

Mommy, why did the Video kill the Radio Star? Is the Radio Star a bad guy? Do you think dinosaurs are sad that they are extinct? Did Jesus like cupcakes or doughnuts better? Mommy, when you die, can I have your car? Why do I have nipples?

Kids | Making the Same Old Lunch Fun

This post is sponsored by Fruitshoot. All opinions are mine. My kids are at that age where they want to eat the same. thing. every. day. Namely, peanut butter sandwiches – just peanut butter for the youngest, add jelly for the oldest. All day, every day, this