How to get more sleep when you have a new baby. MUST read for new moms and dads. All parents can use these sleep tips and tricks.

When you’re a new parent, you’re exhausted. I know. I’ve been there three times. And over the years, I’ve learned some great tips for getting more sleep. I don’t mean getting the BABY more sleep. I mean YOU, the new mom or dad, getting as much sleep as you can during this unpredictable time. You need these tips!


As I soothed my four year old son in the middle of the night, I realized I've come full circle in these wee hours. So many emotions and memories, and I'm so glad to be able to soothe him, as his mother.

The big kids were tucked away in their beds, and my husband and I were watching a movie on Netflix while I nursed Henry. We heard whimpering from the kids’ room, so we paused the movie so my husband could check it out. It was Joey, but he was still asleep. It’s about the saddest


jalapeno corn bacon salsa party dip recipe-2

Need a great party salsa besides the typical tomato type? This corn jalapeno bacon salsa/dip is just the thing! Just a few minutes and a few ingredients, and you’re on your way to Yum-Town.


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We decided to take the kids on a surprise field trip! Check out our visit to the California Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility. We had so much fun feeding the horses carrots!


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When so much of our lives is scheduled, routine, or obligatory, it’s important to embrace the times when we can truly go with the flow. And outdoor play is one of those times.


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What I learned from my kids’ playing, and from their discussion of what was going on in their minds as they played. What’s the Zen of Play? Read all about it.


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As the family sang to him, and I brought his cupcake to the table (chocolate zucchini bread with ganache-cream-cheese icing and sprinkles), his face lit up. A second later, I had to hold both of his hands, because he wanted to grab the flame on the candle. Fire is pretty amazing stuff, especially when you’re one…


first day of school

They’ve been together their entire lives. And now, with Anneliese moving into elementary school, they’re growing apart… I’m so excited for both of them, and here’s why.


dollar general tissues

I pitched Dollar General products against the national brands, in an attempt to save a few dollars each time I buy these everyday items. Here’s what happened.


This easy chicken teriyaki bowl recipe is great for a quick weeknight dinner.

Make this super-simple chicken teriyaki bowl recipe! It’s so quick, and doesn’t have a million ingredients. Perfect for those nights when you need something delicious, like 10 minutes ago.


These grain-free dairy-free chocolate almond berry pancake bites are amazing. Little paleo muffins of delight! Make this recipe for breakfast or brunch and you won't be disappointed.

These delicious little pancake-muffin bites are so fluffy and airy, everyone will love them at your next brunch. Cocoa berry almond muffins – paleo, too.


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This post wraps up our “visible differences” challenge.



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