Raw Parenting

Sometimes I would really like a time out. I would like to go to my room and sit quietly or scream into a pillow. I would like to write furiously in my journal or play on my phone complaining about how unfair and mean my kids are sometimes. I don’t get to do that. I…

So Easy Homemade

Rice Crispies

Yeah, you read that right.  Go ahead, read it again.  Let your mouth start to water.  As you can probably tell from this blog, I’m not much of a baker.  That’s mostly because I actually don’t have much of a sweet tooth.  But these puppies…  So good I could literally eat a pan in one…

Top Ten Family Halloween Costumes

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                      My favorite costumes have always been the family costumes. Last year, at my oldest’s school Halloween parade, there were a few families that went above and beyond with their costumes. The two photos above are the only two times that we’ve been able to do…

A Camping We Will Go!

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September’s camping trip to Big Basin was a blast! We stayed in Huckleberry Campsite, spots 62-65 (I highly recommend these—flush toilets, showers and garbage close by). Sam and I were joined by EBM&D members, Veronika and David, A’sonda, Betty and all our various kids. The kids ranged in age from 6 weeks to 10 years…

10 Reasons Why Buying A House is Like Being in A Relationship

1.   You go out every weekend and search the internet, trying to find “the one.” 2.   When you meet for the first time, everyone is “staged” to make the best impression. 3.   You cautiously allow yourself to get excited and imagine a future together. 4.   You learn more about each other—some of it good, some of it bad.…