Category: Family Life

Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!

Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!

If you ever have the chance to go cruising on the Disney Cruise Line, you should 100% absolutely, positively take it! Is that enough of a ringing endorsement?  Because, if not, then you should definitely keep reading. Our family just got back from a totally […]

It’s Fine.  I’m Fine.  Everything’s Fine.

It’s Fine. I’m Fine. Everything’s Fine.

Greetings from my little corner of Crazy Town!! Seriously, man, things around here have been absolutely bananas lately!  I think I’ve already adequately discussed how May is the new December, so I won’t yank your chain any more about all that.  But there are a […]

Mom Hacks: Housekeeping Edition

Mom Hacks: Housekeeping Edition

Just in time for the weekend, here’s the last in our series of amazing Mom Hacks!  Of course, you don’t have to be a mom to use this list (or the self-care list, either).  These housekeeping hacks are super handy to have around no matter […]

Mom Hacks: Kids & Family Edition

Mom Hacks: Kids & Family Edition

One of my very favorite things is to witness women helping women.  And in today’s installment of Mom Hacks, you get just that. I put out the call on Facebook for the best sanity saving hacks involving managing family life.  I wasn’t sure quite what […]

It’s May and I’m Losing My Dang Mind

It’s May and I’m Losing My Dang Mind

I’m sitting here in my quiet kitchen.  Nobody else is home.  There’s no arguing, no begging for food, no ridiculous tween Disney show on the TV.  I’m writing and no one is bugging me. And you know what? I’d better enjoy it now, because it’s […]

A Serious Case of the Mondays

A Serious Case of the Mondays

Is it possible for a case of the Mondays to start on a Saturday?  I’m really thinking the answer to that is a resounding YES! The Yard Sale That Wasn’t We were supposed to have a yard sale on Saturday morning.  “Supposed to” being the […]

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

When you are part of a family, you help the family. This is one of the lessons Greg and I try to teach our children here in our own house.  Why do we ask them to do the dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathrooms […]

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

In my never-ending quest to buy quality groceries at a reasonable price for the oh-so-hungry humans at my house, I recently took my first trip to ALDI.  And all I can say is, HOLY COW!! For years, I’ve been shopping at a combination of Publix, […]

Bedtime… A Love Story

Bedtime… A Love Story

There’s a sweet spot when you’re raising kids.  That time when, for just a while, maybe all your kids actually have a bedtime.  Not only do they have a bedtime, but they follow it.  And not only do they follow it, but they legit stay […]

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Portions and Leftovers Here’s a fun new game we can play here in AWG-Land!!  It’s called “Family Kitchen Questions” and in it, you can ask me anything you’d like about cooking, planning, shopping, and generally running the kitchen, family style.  Sound good to you?  I […]