5 Fun Holiday Books

December 15, 2017

Winter is almost here and it’s well into December which means we’ve been breaking out the holiday books! It really does help the kids understand themes, seasons and holiday season traditions. They’re also special since we only have them out a few months of the year. Here’s a quick list of five books that are in our holiday book rotation that have proven to be the favorites so far this year. Fa-La-La by Leslie Patricelli You’ve probably seen books by…

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Our Family’s Top 10 Holiday Movies

December 11, 2017

One of my favorite parts of this season are all the fun holiday movies to watch. Many of these are movies I grew up watching so it’s nostalgic to introduce them to my husband and stepdaughter…

Monthly Goals

December Goals

December 2, 2017

And just like that we’re in the holiday season of 2017. I probably say this every month, but I honestly can’t believe it’s already December?! This year has truly flown by. November was an up and…

Snacks & Apps

Quick & Easy Jalepeno Poppers

November 30, 2017

These jalepeno poppers are always a crowd favorite! With less than a handful of ingredients, it’s a quick and easy recipe. I use turkey bacon because we don’t eat pork in our household. I’ve tried making…

breastfeeding essentials

Ultimate List of Breastfeeding Essentials

November 13, 2017

Breastfeeding is no walk in the park. Something that seems like it should be second nature and so intuitive, definitely gave me a run for my money. My son had a tongue tie in the beginning and…

Beauty & Wellness

Natural Winter Skincare Routine

November 12, 2017

Now that it’s getting colder here in New England, it’s time to get back to my winter skincare routine. I have relatively normal skin, but it does tend to dry out a bit in the the…

Monthly Goals

November Goals

November 9, 2017

So I’m a bit behind this month in getting my November goals post figured out. I’ve honestly just been in a blogging funk the last couple weeks. Posts have been sporadic, but I have been working…

Mom Life

5 Must Read Books for the Crunchy Mama to Be

November 2, 2017

I’ve read all five of these books  from front to back and I recommend them wholeheartedly not just to the crunchy mama to be, but any future mama looking for some extra knowledge and preparedness during…

Halloween Seasonal

5 Family Friendly Halloween Movies

October 19, 2017

We love watching Halloween movies! It’s a perfect way to get in the spirit of ghosts and goblins with the kids. Last year was my daughter Fota’s first ever Halloween, so I got to introduce her…


Tangy Baked Vegetable Mac & Cheese

October 17, 2017

Who doesn’t love mac & cheese? While this recipe isn’t exactly healthy, it’s got all the cheesy goodness of the original without all the fat and you’ll get a serving of veggies! It takes me about an…


Naan {Flatbread} Pizza

October 4, 2017

This recipe for naan (flatbread) pizza is an absolute favorite in our home. But I’ll admit, I only make it once in a while. Not because it’s a difficult recipe, but because it is somewhat time…

Monthly Goals

October Goals

October 2, 2017

September truly flew by and I can’t believe I’m now setting my October goals. The beginning of the month was all about welcoming fall, but then we had mid-summer temps and it was beginning to feel…

DIY & Home Decor

The Dublin Market & Bazaar

September 27, 2017

The Fall Festival This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend a fantastic antiques show — The Dublin Market & Bazaar. A dear old friend of mine, Maria Amarosa has created this amazing event, featuring…