Ham & Muenster Cheese Croissants

  Making these Ham & Muenster Cheese Croissants brought back childhood memories for my husband.  He came home from the grocery store with ingredients in hand, asking me to make them for the kids.   Great for Everyone Sometimes, it’s nice to whip up something fun and quick for snack time.  Recipes don’t always have […]

What You Need to Know About Disability

  In 2017, there were over 2.1 million applications for disability.  It’s something that is incredibly common but, yet it is an incredibly difficult process to go through.  The Disability process is something that I am currently in the midst of with my father and without learning the ins-and-outs of the program, we would be […]

Virginia Safari Park Drive-Thru Zoo

  I’ve always wanted to go to the Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia. It has been on my list for years and we finally visited over Spring Break. It was so amazing! The entire time was exciting – the children were laughing and smiling and everyone had a really great time. We got there […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2018

  Picking something for my husband on Father’s Day has always been quite the challenge as it seems the man has everything, and if he doesn’t, he just gets it himself.  So that sets the children and me up to get a little creative and also sometimes looking for the higher ticket items.  In this […]

Vacation Planning for Families

  Vacation season is quickly approaching! I dream of the days that I can get away with my loved ones and do something fun, not have to worry about my forever-messy house, my husband’s frustrating work schedule, and all of the other responsibilities that comes along with being a stay-at-home-mom. With our busy lives, vacations […]

Fun Things to do This Fall

Fun things to do This Fall Fall is coming! Here in Virginia the leaves are starting to fall from the trees and that oh so wonderful scent of Fall is starting to linger. The evenings are getting cooler and the mornings are filled with fresh air and morning dew. Fall is not only a beautiful […]

Trials & Tribulations of a Step-Mom

Trials & Tribulations of a Step-Mom   A five-year-old girl once looked me whole-heartedly in the eyes and asked me if she could call me “Mama.” I had just married her father about one-month prior. I remember my heart doing flips but replying with, “You can call me whatever you feel comfortable with.” I also […]

Family Favoritism and How to Deal With It

Family Favoritism and How to Deal With It   My Experience with Family Favoritism   Family favoritism has always been a part of my life. When I was a child I always dreaded Christmas time. It wasn’t because I felt entitled to something or that I was selfish. It was because I was hurt. Every […]