I don’t really make goals for the New Year. Instead, I try to consistently make improvements or changes where I feel like they should be, which also helps me create realistic expectations for my life. One of the improvements...
As my children grow up, I am realizing more and more how they are exactly. like. me. This has its perks and its challenges. Perks: I know how to respond to them and how to challenge them. I know how...
I can't say that I have many genius moments, but starting a monthly freezer meal exchange group has definitely been a lifesaver! Once a month, five families put together multiples of the same meal and bring one for each...
We are moving from Ankeny to the Urbandale-Clive-Waukee area. We’ve lived in our home for 11 years, and it’s the only home our boys have lived in. I was a teacher and my husband was an associate chiropractor in Ankeny...
Summer is here! Who’s ready? We are!   One of our favorite summer activities is heading to the pool. Since I just washed and stowed away all our winter gear, it only seems appropriate I pull out the swim bag...
Creating your own garden or growing a container garden can be a relaxing escape from the business of everyday life. Whether you have a backyard vegetable garden, porch or patio containers, or enjoy flower gardens, gardening has many benefits...
I was deeply impacted and touched by the local home school conference I attended a few weekends ago.  Before you think, I don't home school so this post won't apply to me, please keep reading - it applies to...
Stepping Stories Stepping Stories was founded by two moms and grew out of their personal parenting experiences. Their mission is to make parenting easier through personalized stories that help young children with transitions and challenges. Written by a team of child...
Kids make their first piece of art as early as day one when they place their tiny footprints in ink at the hospital. They continue to churn out artwork for years to come. Some are adorable masterpieces, and some...
It’s 7 a.m. and I can hear the pitter patter of little feet running down the hall. Sigh. The day is beginning. From battles about how we’re wearing our hair, to running after a four year old to brush her...

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