4 Easy Ways to Simplify Housework

You CAN have a clean house with kids...without spending all day doing chores! Try these do-able tips to simplify housework so you can enjoy your home!

I have a love-hate relationship with housework. On one side, a clean home brings me such happiness. On the other hand, it can take a lot of work to maintain a clean home with kids! However, I think it IS possible to enjoy a clean home without spending all day doing chores. The key is finding ways that simplify housework, […] Read more…

The Best Healthy Meatloaf

This healthy meatloaf recipe just might be the BEST meatloaf you've ever had, period! Plus it's high protein, gluten free, and has a serving of fruit/veg!

Meatloaf is one of my dad’s favorite meals, so when I was growing up we ate a lot of meatloaf. Meatloaf, however, is NOT my thing. I always thought it was bland and boring. And then my husband made meatloaf. Mind blown!! Once again, my husband changed everything I thought I knew about a food I had written off […] Read more…

Help Your Anxious Child Sleep

Anxiety, worry, and stress can keep your child (and you) awake at night. Six things you can do to alleviate those worries and help your anxious child sleep.

“Don’t shut the door!” “It’s so dark in here!” “Please don’t leave!” Do you hear any of these phrases at night when you’re putting your child to bed? When your child won’t go to sleep, it can be both exhausting and frustrating because it affects everyone in the family. You might catch yourself thinking (and […] Read more…

Why I’m Against Female Conscription

Parents of daughters: listen up. Right now, Congress is debating whether or not to have mandatory female conscription -- our daughters in the draft. Why I'm against it.

Parents of daughters: listen up. There’s something going on in our Congress right now that you probably want to know about, but might not have. Perhaps with all of the other major events we’ve been hit with recently this has slipped under the radar. But this is a doozie. Today, the Senate voted to approve a bill that would […] Read more…

Grilled Desserts Perfect for Summer

Gorgeous char, drool-inducing caramelization...these grilled desserts are the perfect way to WOW 'em at your next summer barbecue or party!

If I told you that you could make an amazing banana split on the grill, would you think I was crazy? What about grilling a strawberry shortcake? Hear me out… Grilled desserts are next level stuff: gorgeous char, drool-inducing caramelization…why hadn’t I thought of this before now?? Summer is grilling season, so I’ve gathered up 15 […] Read more…

Do Lullabies Work?

With a new baby, you're always looking for ways for everyone to get a full night's sleep. Do lullabies work? Why music is so effective for babies and adults

When you have a new baby, you’re always looking for ideas to get a good night’s sleep (for the whole family)! But what if the answer was simpler than you thought? That’s why I’m pleased to host award-winning singer, songwriter, and composer Jane Roman Pitt on the blog to explain why lullabies can be one […] Read more…

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