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Real Mama: Denise B.

Real Mama: Denise B.

Tell us a little about yourself… I am 31 years old. I married my high school sweetheart and we have a sweet, almost-2-year-old baby girl named Ava and two dogs named Lola and Guido. I grew up in an Italian family where family values are top priority. I would go to bat for my family [...]

L’s Home Birth Arrival

L’s Home Birth Arrival

L’s Home Birth Arrival Mama: Sandra U. Birth Stats: 7 lbs., 4 oz., 19 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Drug-free Birth Location: Home Primary Care: Midwife Eight months after our oldest son, E was born, I noticed I had started to feel exhausted. Sometimes I felt nauseated and, as I was still breastfeeding, I also [...]

DIY Distressed Nightstands

DIY Distressed Nightstands

Before our house was even built, I began searching for the perfect nightstands. I knew I wanted white ones, but when I couldn’t find any that I liked at a decent price, I decided I would find some and paint them! I found these beauties at a local hotel furniture store (kind of like a [...]

$4 Ginger Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

$4 Ginger Carrot Butternut Squash Soup

I love how quick this meal is to make, and the cost is minimal. I also love how much my toddler loves it! Ingredients: 20 oz bag frozen pre-cut squash, $1 at Market Basket 14.5 oz can of chicken broth, $0.65 at Hannafords (I buy reduced sodium) 14.5 oz can of sliced carrots, $0.50 at [...]

Girl Scout Cookie Bars: Mmmmm!

Girl Scout Cookie Bars: Mmmmm!

Thank you Pinterest for allowing me to find this wonderful recipe! I love Girl Scout cookies, especially Samoas (or also called Caramel deLites). So when I found out I could have these all year round, instead of waiting for Girl Scout cookie season, I jumped on it. They do taste like the real thing! For [...]

Sidney’s Bubble Gum Blowout

Sidney’s Bubble Gum Blowout

MSW Mama Genae is an event planner by trade (along with several other successful ventures). So when it came to her daughter Sidney’s birthday party, she didn’t hold back. I just can’t get enough of this super fun theme and the adorable little birthday girl! What inspired the theme of your child’s party? Sidney’s party [...]

Timbuk2 Swig Backpack

Timbuk2 Swig Backpack

When I was pregnant I really didn’t know what I wanted in a diaper bag. I didn’t care for designer brands or brightly-colored patterns. All I knew was that I wanted a bag that didn’t scream DIAPER BAG. I ran across the brand name Diaper Dude and I really liked their concepts. We registered for [...]

Real Mama: Amanda P.

Real Mama: Amanda P.

Tell us a little about yourself… I’m a 33 year-old mama of a toddler boy and two Boxers. My son Parker is two, and my dogs, a boy named Stewart and a girl named Tivi, are both four. My husband, Curt and I have been married for three years and we dated for seven years before [...]

30-Minute DIY Christmas Gift Manicure

30-Minute DIY Christmas Gift Manicure

This DIY manicure is festive and cute, in a very classy way. You know how beautiful your living room looks when you wake up on Christmas morning and lots of pretty, wrapped presents are packed under the tree? This manicure is a little tribute to that beauty! It takes a little more time than the [...]

DIY Nailhead Trim Headboard

Oh, how I love my our headboard! Though my husband is a frugal guy, he is generally not very happy with anything DIY, partly because I was taking up the garage with all my projects. He is not one of those crafty, handy, electrical geniuses, so I also think he was scared of making something like [...]

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