Weekly Recap – May 2, 2014

Weekly Recap – May 2, 2014

I am going to start doing a weekly recap to keep track of our learning endeavors, meal plans and any other activities we do on a regular basis.  I thought it would be a good record for me and an encouragement to other moms as well.  I will include links to recipes and to learning […]

The Hardest and Easiest Job I’ve Ever Had

The Hardest and Easiest Job I’ve Ever Had

This is a solute to all the moms out there – the working moms, the single moms, the stay-at-home moms, etc.  I have been wanting to share some more personal thoughts, but didn’t really know how to start.  I was reflecting on how tiring being a mom can be.  I have a lot of goals […]

Valentine’s Day Nails

Valentine’s Day Nails

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we are in the dilemma of whether to go out or not.  We usually opt to stay in and cook something fancy because we don’t like to fight the crowds. Arabella and I are getting into the holiday by doing Valentine’s themed puzzles and learning games.  We decided to […]

Snowman Snacks

Snowman Snacks

This month, we are doing things that have to do with snow, snowmen and arctic animals.  A lot of the printables I am using have these themes.  I decided it would be fun to make a snowman for a snack. Spread cream cheese on 3 Ritz crackers and place in a line like a snowman […]

Pregnant and Nursing Mama’s Best Friend During Cold and Allergy Season

Pregnant and Nursing Mama’s Best Friend During Cold and Allergy Season

I don’t know why I haven’t shared this before, but I’m really excited about it because I know it’s going to help some mamas out there.  I grew up being allergic to everything in Florida. When I moved to Virginia, I realized I was even more allergy-prone here.  I had got to the the point […]

Learning in the Nest by Having Fun

Learning in the Nest by Having Fun

I have finally gotten in a place to start doing more learning activities with Arabella and Camden.  Everyone always asks me if I’m going to send Arabella to pre-school.  It’s not in our budget for one, but also I can do the same things at home with her.  She learned every letter of the alphabet […]

Are You Pregnant?

Are You Pregnant?

The answer is NO!  I have been asked this question a lot of times since Camden was born.  I’m about to get really serious and personal with you.  I have diastasis recti, one of the many conditions that can happen after having a baby.  It basically means that the stomach muscles stretched so much during […]

Apple Picking

Apple Picking

We decided to go apple picking while my parents were in town.  We went to Marker Miller Orchard out in Winchester, Virginia.  It is beautiful there.  They have a wide variety of apples, a bakery and fudge shop and a big playground for the kids. They give you a map to show you where the […]

My Top 10 Things To Do When I’m Sick

My Top 10 Things To Do When I’m Sick

John and I have been sick with a cold or whatever seems to be going around lately.  It could be because we started to have fall temps in September and then 80 degree days came back in October.  Annoying!  On top of it all, we both developed pink eye.  Yuck!  Thank God, the kids are […]

A Day Outside the Nest

A Day Outside the Nest

It’s been raining for days and days.  We had big ideas of going apple picking or to a pumpkin patch on John’s day off, but our dreams were a little dashed.  So what can you do on a cold, rainy day off from work?  Go to Ikea and have Chick-fil-A for lunch! We started out […]