23 weeks pregnant bump

Feeling Super Fat in Pregnancy

My husband has a great way of making me feel bad about myself. This morning as I was half naked, getting dressed, he says, “Wow. Your bump is really big.” Yep. I knew this, and I smiled. “I know,” I said. He shakes his head in wonder. “No, I mean, it’s like as big as… [read more]

Mama and Baby Love

The Question I Ask My Kids Every Day

Every night, before going to sleep, I whisper the same prayer. I am not a religious person, but it makes me feel better to ask whatever powers that be to watch out for our family. I ask that my children be safe, happy, healthy and at peace with the world around them. I ask that… [read more]

Breastfeeding in public - keeping covered with a blanket

#StopCensoringMotherhood – Overexposure

Somewhere in the depths of my Facebook account is a photo album chronicling the birth of my first son. Included in the album are photos of our trip to the hospital, the early stages of labor, and an unflattering look at my grotesquely over-inflated bottom as the anesthesiologist prepared me for a much-needed epidural. There is… [read more]

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Loaded Potato Caserole

Loaded Potato Casserole

Do you ever get a craving for a fully loaded baked potato with bacon, cheese, sour cream, etc? I've got a great family-friendly recipe that is completely … [read more]

Featured Crafts


Christmas Crafty Kids

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Featured Travel

A polar bear dances in the water while Dexter looks on - Utah's Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Our recent trip back to Salt Lake City gifted us with a lot of quality family time together. Not only the four of us, but our extended family. The boys got to … [read more]

Sand in my Toes

Cocoa Beach Boys

Despite the fact that Florida isn't quite living up to my expectations so far, one of the great joys of being here is our proximity to the beach. An hour or so … [read more]