Family, Food, Holidays, Mom Life, stories, Travel & Visits

Beach Vacations, Accidental Thievery, & Salt Water Taffy

We started a tradition of going to a beach in a large group. We rent a house that can sleep over 30 people, if you don't mind creative sleeping arrangements. A lot of the guests we bring are kids, tweens, and teens so they will bunk together without a whole lot of complaining. We can… Continue reading Beach Vacations, Accidental Thievery, & Salt Water Taffy

Allergies, Chronic Conditions, Family, Food, Health, Kids, Mom Life

Getting Wiggly at Her Food Challenge & the Easiest Allergy-Friendly Desserts

When we took our youngest in to the allergist to confirm her severe allergy to specific tree nuts, we were surprised by reactions to eggs and milk too. She had severe eczema before cutting out these foods and recently she only gets it if she accidentally eats something on her bad list, if she rolls… Continue reading Getting Wiggly at Her Food Challenge & the Easiest Allergy-Friendly Desserts

Cleaning, De-Cluttering, Decorating, Education, Family, Home Decor, Household, Kids, Mental Health, Mom Life

De-Cluttering & Organizing Kids’ Rooms (& Creating a Healthier Relationship with Stuff)

Well the 1st day of school for the kiddos arrived and true to form we got some of the things done on our to-do list and a few outstanding tasks still to do. Anyone else wonder why outstanding can be so good or so bad depending on how you use it? I spent many hours… Continue reading De-Cluttering & Organizing Kids’ Rooms (& Creating a Healthier Relationship with Stuff)

Cleaning, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Mom Life

Fixing Sentimental Toys aka Barbie Car Repair Shop

Our oldest's relationship with stuff is just as fraught with difficult emotions as the rest of our family. That is why when she decided to pass toys to her younger sister I wanted to quickly repair this toy so it wouldn't break with the 1st rough treatment it experienced in it's new owner's hands. I… Continue reading Fixing Sentimental Toys aka Barbie Car Repair Shop

Cleaning, Family, Household, Mom Life

Good Smells on Laundry Day!

WHOO! This year has been quite the whirlwind. I don't think of have written anything since May. I have a ton of pictures and things to write about but haven't had the time. That being said I wanted to post a low-stress blog about something I enjoy. I almost never use scented detergent because there… Continue reading Good Smells on Laundry Day!