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Benjamin’s Star Wars Birthday Party

Benjamin’s Star Wars Birthday Party

I can’t wait until my son is old enough to experience the awesomeness that is Star Wars. Maybe one day he will ask if he can have a Star Wars birthday party too. A mama can dream. Benjamin’s Star Wars Birthday Party Check out the fantastic Star Wars birthday party that my friend Krista set up [...]

TJ’s Favorite Children’s Books - Age 3

TJ’s Favorite Children’s Books – Age 3

My little boy is very active. He rarely stays in one spot for more than a few minutes, so sitting down and reading a book has never been one of his favorite activities. Neither my husband nor I wanted reading a book to become an activity that we forced on him, so we have never [...]

Real Mama: Krista Lucas

Real Mama: Krista Lucas

Krista is one of my oldest and dearest friends— we actually met in kindergarten. I’m completely thrilled that she was happy to be featured as one of our Real Mamas. She’s an amazing mama to her two adorable boys, she throws wonderfully creative birthday parties for them, and she’s a lot more patient than she [...]

5-Ingredient Baby Back Ribs

5-Ingredient Baby Back Ribs

Thanks to Pinterest, I stumbled upon a food blog that I have spent hours reading. I have pinned many, many recipes from this woman’s blog and I’m still not finished yet. She and I sharing a first name is merely a nice coincidence: Alexandra Cooks. One recipe stood out to me because of how simple [...]

Chicken Pot Pies

Chicken Pot Pies

My husband and I both adore eating chicken pot pies. Actually, we enjoy pretty much any kind of meat-veggie-mix-topped-with-pie-crust concoction that’s out there. Even in the middle of summer, we’re happy to eat them. I have seen a lot of recipes for quick and simple pot pies and casseroles using refrigerator biscuits or Bisquik and [...]

Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes

Carrot & Zucchini Pancakes

While Cari H., our boys and I were visiting a fellow mama and her two boys a couple of weeks ago, she made us carrot and zucchini pancakes for breakfast one morning. She said her oldest son devours them (he’s the same age as N and a few months younger than TJ). Admittedly we were skeptical, imagining our veggie-averting [...]

Melissa & Doug Food Play Sets

Melissa & Doug Food Play Sets

For Christmas after my son turned two, his grandparents bought him a play kitchen. He already had a set of pots and pans and a set of felt food from Ikea, but now he had a kitchen to cook it all in! I went online to look for different options when it came to play [...]

Evenflo Johnny Jump Up

Evenflo Johnny Jump Up

When I was a little kid, my parents had a Johnny Jump Up for my little brother and I distinctly remember thinking, “Man! That looks like fun!” But I was too big for it and sulked in the hallway as I watched my little brother, and then my little sister, giggle away while bouncing up [...]

Real Mama: Vanessa B.

Real Mama: Vanessa B.

Tell us a little about yourself… I’m a 31-year-old stay-at-home mom to a rambunctious 23-month-old, Donny. My husband and I are currently expecting our 2nd child, a little girl, due June 1st. I love to laugh and I am a bit of a homebody. My family is very important to me, and I do everything I can [...]

Going Back to Work: Alex’s Story

My Position: Graphic Artist for a design and manufacturing company Length of Time Off: 12 weeks (California “disability”) Position Status: Full-time Even before I was married, I knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. When I got pregnant, it was something that my husband and I talked about, but living in southern California with it’s high cost of living… [...]