Surviving Potty Training

I’ve been there, three times now! Potty training is one of those things that every parent dreads, and for good reason. It’s not easy. It’s stressful, time-consuming, messy, gross, smelly, and usually s-l-o-w going. After potty training three children, I have learned a lot about the process. I have made Continue Reading

Who Do Greeting Cards Think They Are?

I know you’ve been there. You’re running out the door to yet another child’s birthday party, and you realize that you forgot to buy a greeting card. How will Johnny know that this re-gifted set of play-doh is from you without a card? You zip over to CVS, grab the Continue Reading

My Chore Reward System

Did you receive allowance money as a child? Or any type of reward? I did not. My parents apparently had the same policy as Childish Sadbino’s parents; if I completed my chores, I was allowed to continue living there. I am the youngest of four children, so this was already Continue Reading

Bryce’s Nursery

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. I don’t think I enjoy decorating anything as much as I enjoy decorating a nursery. It is such a special project because it makes the baby’s imminent arrival so much more real, doesn’t it? You are creating something for a Continue Reading

Undoing a Lifetime of Bad Eating Habits

It was time for me to face it—I had to change my eating habits. It was quite a run, but my body was finally telling me, “no more”.  A year ago, if someone asked me to describe my diet, I could easily sum it up—picture the eating habits of a Continue Reading

Perfect Baked French Fries

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. I have tried about a thousand baked french fry recipes, and as a self-proclaimed fry connoisseur, I hated them all. All one thousand were terrible and left me wondering why anyone on planet earth eats baked fries. That’s an oxymoron, Continue Reading