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mama diaries {how to survive parent teacher conferences}

mama diaries {how to survive parent teacher conferences}

oh my goodness. maybe it’s just me, but i feel an intense amount of anxiety walking into parent teacher conferences. is it just me? please tell me i’m not alone. before you go, you’re kind of in the dark. you’ve basically got your kid’s account […]

weekly family menu {november 13 recipes}

weekly family menu {november 13 recipes}

weekly family menus back by popular demand! our weekly menus with links to a bunch of yummy recipes. as i do our weekly meal planning, i’ve heard loud and clear that it helps so many of you out as well. i love that! i went […]

father’s day gift guide

father’s day gift guide

Because daddy deserves some thoughtful gifts too! With Father’s day just over a week away, I admit I’m not really on top of my game. But here it is, and I can assure you my hubby will be unwrapping at least one of these bad […]

friday favorites {weekly links: mother’s day gift guide}

friday favorites {weekly links: mother’s day gift guide}

Mother’s day is fast approaching. It’s easy to get distracted with all the goodness of spring, and lose sight of the fact that the most important woman in your life needs a little love. Or a lot. Let’s face it, she had a big job […]

mama diaries {preschool parenting, brushing teeth & washing hands}

mama diaries {preschool parenting, brushing teeth & washing hands}

Preschool parenting is no joke! Their sole purpose in life seems to be testing limits. And so our job is basically just reinforcing those limits. Exhausting, isn’t it? We are just coming out of a very frustrating phase. You know how they go – when […]

last weekend {favorites – recipe, outfit, moment, etc}

last weekend {favorites – recipe, outfit, moment, etc}

It was all about our birthday boss man, felix, all weekend. I mean, he really owned the whole ‘it’s my birthday, so…’ phrase – making us follow him around everywhere.’ I totally loved it, to be honest. It was such a big boy milestone. Not […]

friday favorites {weekly links}

friday favorites {weekly links}

this week has been so BUSY! in a good way, and ending it with a full day playing in the sun with the boys. here are some of my favorite things of the week. check ’em out! this desk situation is making me want to […]

last weekend

last weekend

last weekend was pretty special. nothing crazy, just makes me smile looking back at it. we had a couple house showings (cue the last minute tidying and shoving things in closets), but the weather was amazing so we didn’t mind escaping the house for a […]

last weekend {series}

last weekend {series}

we had a pretty normal, laid back weekend around here. prepping the house for sale still, a little painting, lots of cleaning and laundry and such. so nothing really epic happening since we have so much to do. but even so, i love to remember […]

happy birthday, mom

happy birthday, mom

august 13th. happy birthday, mom. i miss you. caren gail calder. this would be her 58th birthday. fifty effing eight. it’s crazy young. she passed away almost 6 years ago. her death still makes me mad. well, lots of emotions really, but mad is one of […]