Food for Thought

    Party of One?

    July 20, 2017

    My two oldest recently spent the night with their grandparents and I was left home with the baby all to myself. It was SO relaxing! We played, we took a nap, and even read books at bedtime. It was great to have that little munchkin all to myself.

    Though, it was so relaxing it was almost boring. Yup. That’s right. I felt a little sad and lost without the craziness of three kids running around. It’s like how you pray for bedtime to finally arrive and then find yourself looking through all your pictures of the kids from that day. It’s psychotic. Where was my oldest to help keep an eye on the baby while I went to the bathroom? Or stick the pacifier back in her mouth when I was driving? Where was my middle child screaming my name right when I put the baby down for a nap? There was no one asking me to put on their show or moaning about what so-and-so did wrong. I had weird dreams. The phrase “snack, snack, snack” played all night long in my head. It was as if my body was going through shock-and-withdrawal from the sudden silence that set in around the house.

    What do parents of single children do all day? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the one-on-one time with my princess! But as much as I complain about the insanity and want to lose my mind (and do about 100 times each day)… I missed those little rugrats.

  • OurStoryInFocus

    Summer Reality Check

    July 18, 2017

    In my head, I always romanticize the idea of summer. The warmth of the sun. The tan glisten of my skin. Endless days that bleed into beautiful sunsets……… Then I remember that I’m a mom of…

  • Delicious Breakfast Ideas

    Blueberry Pancake Cakes

    June 6, 2017

    Blueberry Pancake Cakes Why is breakfast in our house always a struggle? According to my kids – there is NEVER anything to eat… ever. They say no to my list of options and end up just…

  • Sweet & Simple Treats

    Homemade Angel Food Cake

    June 1, 2017

    Homemade Angel Food Cake & Whipped Cream Cake Ingredients: 1 Cup Cake flour 1/2 Tsp. Salt 12 Large Egg Whites, Room Temperature 1 Tsp. Cream of Tartar 1 1/4 Cups of Granulated Sugar 2 Tsp. Pure…

  • Homemade Meals

    10-Grain Homemade Bread

    May 25, 2017

    10-Grain Homemade Bread Everyone LOVES a loaf of fresh, warm bread right out of the oven. Try out this simple recipe for your family this weekend! You won’t regret the wholesome goodness. Prep & Cook Time:…

  • Sweet & Simple Treats

    Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake

    May 10, 2017

    Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake Apparently I missed the boat on this amazing dessert idea! But it’s a new concept for me so I’m sharing it. I hope I’m not the only one on the planet yet…