Author: bethwilliby

Making a Rice Krispy Castle in 21 Easy Steps

Making a Rice Krispy Castle in 21 Easy Steps

  If you had asked me a couple months ago, So Beth, any interest in building a castle out of Rice Krispy treats?  Well, I’m afraid I would’ve laughed at you and given you a resounding NO.  See, I’m pretty sure that the only semi-creative […]

Friday Five, vol. 8

Friday Five, vol. 8

Hey hey, y’all!  To those of you who are new around here, welcome!  To those of you who’ve been hanging around for a while, welcome back.  Glad you’re here! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a Friday Five, so this one is going […]

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

Growing up in the Midwest, thunderstorms were my jam.  I remember standing on the porch or in the garage with my dad, watching them roll in from the west, loving both the thrill of impending doom and the safety I felt in his presence.  Whatever […]

Which Saint? How to Pick a Patron Saint for the School Year

Which Saint? How to Pick a Patron Saint for the School Year

We are big fans of our guardian angels in my house.  My kids ask their angels for help when they are faced with a big test at school or if they wake up in the night from a bad dream.  Before I go to bed, […]

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: Soups and Stews Edition

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: Soups and Stews Edition

Friends, I hear you and I want to help.  You’re yearning for…desperate for…dying for…crock-pot recipes that are easy and (mostly) healthy.  Well, yearn no more.  I am here to help! With four busy kids and a husband who works crazy hours, I depend a lot […]

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

It’s that magical time of year again. Shopping carts are filled with endless reams of paper, composition books, glue sticks, and pencils. Big yellow buses are cruising the neighborhood during this season when sneakers are still clean and backpack zippers actually work. Once again, we […]

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

It’s one of my favorite times of the year!!  Back to school season is upon us! Of course, this does mean an end to the lazy days of summer, but let’s be honest.  By the middle of August, we’ve gone on vacation and swim team […]

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

A Letter to My Kids: Charlottesville

My Dear, Sweet Kiddos, What can I tell you about the insanity that took place this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia that would make you understand?  How can I explain to you why people would treat other human beings in such an absurd and inexcusable […]

We Flew to Texas To Take a Road Trip

We Flew to Texas To Take a Road Trip

Let’s just say that I’m not usually a fan of road trips. I have never been a really good car rider.  Honestly, just ask my family.  Growing up, my dad was of the school of “Never Stop Until You Absolutely Have To.”  He may say […]

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

You would think that taking two parents, four kids, five suitcases, and a booster seat all the way to Texas for vacation would have been enough, right?  But imagine, if you will, that you also brought along a whole lot more…creatures…than you bargained for.