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Easy Cheesy Zucchini Rice

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Rice

This is one of our favorite side dishes (especially the kids’) and I love that in the summer it is a great way to use the overabundance of zucchini we have flowing from our garden. It’s super easy, and can be made with brown or white rice. Cheesy Zucchini Rice 2 cups rice (white or […]

The Last Baby.

The Last Baby.

When I was a little kid, my favorite board game was the game of Life. I begged people to play Life with me, and then, when we played, I would get mad if I didn’t hit every single space that gave you another kid. I wanted twins, boys, girls, it didn’t matter: I just wanted […]

Un-Bed Sharing

Un-Bed Sharing

When is it no longer “cry it out” (CIO)? I have heard my crunchy mom friends say, “Oh he’s two, it’s not called CIO anymore, it’s called ‘go the f to sleep.’” When does that happen though? I lay here with my beautiful and precocious boy and wonder. I want him to be happy, I […]

Creamed Corn Cornbread

Creamed Corn Cornbread

Cornbread and Chili….yum yum.  We are big sweet-cornbread people in this house, and not so much savory.  This recipe isn’t super sweet like a honey cornbread would be, but it does have a nice mild sweetness to it instead of a kick-you-in-the-face sugar rush like honey cornbread.  The creamed corn also adds a nice creamy […]

August Update: Our Babies

August Update: Our Babies

A little update on our babies…. Kelli- Adele Age: 18 months Height: I don’t know. Weight: 19 lbs Hair: Dirty blonde Eyes: Blue Clothing Size: 18 months Shoe Size: 4 Teeth: 11 (four of which are molars). Movement: Adele’s new favorite activity is climbing, and then jumping off of whatever she climbed. She loves it, […]

Mom Monday: An Honest Stepmother

Mom Monday: An Honest Stepmother

I am a mother and I have four beautiful children. Reading that first sentence you wouldn’t know that I am a stepmother, that only two of my children are “mine.”  As a mother, I believe I have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. As a stepmother, I KNOW I have one of […]

What I Wish

What I Wish

As a parent, we all hope for the best for our children. We hope they grow up to be successful, independent members of society. Will they be doctors or lawyers or the first female president? We all have big aspirations for them. I have big dreams for mine as well. What I want for them, above […]