Secrets Big Families Use To Stay Organized In The Kitchen

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you struggling to get organized and always feel a bit frazzled? Steal these secrets big families use to stay organized in the kitchen and transform your kitchen and your routine! Whether you are struggling to figure out what […]

7 Habits of Healthy Families That You Should Start Doing TODAY! $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Florastor Kids blogging #IamBiotic #FlorastorKids program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. With cold and flu season threatening to take down entire families at a time, what can you do to keep your family healthy and well? As a Registered Nurse […]

KFC® Brings Families Together over Dinner with Game Night Bucket

I Spy change! Away with boring family dinners! KFC just announced today that they will be taking family dinners to the next level! Why is that? America’s favorite fried chicken chain just announced their brand new menu offering that is sure to please you and your whole family. The KFC Game Night Bucket features…wait for […]

How Will You Pass Down More Than Your Name?

This post brought to you by New York Life. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you ever thought about the legacy you are leaving your children? Have you ever thought about how the traditions you instill in them now will effect them as adults? Although we probably don’t think about it often, our actions now […]

How To Instill Courage In Your Kids: Using Disney Planes Movie To Teach Values & Courage

As parents we are presented with new challenges daily. Our kids are constantly learning and evolving into little people looking for guidance in this big, scary world. Things we take for granted are new challenges for them everyday. It’s our job to help them navigate and raise them to be responsible, self sufficient adults one […]

Creating Special Family Traditions + #ShareWhatsGood Photo Contest! Win $5,000!

Creating special family traditions is SO important! They are something that your kids can look forward to every year and that have special meaning within your family. I still look back on family traditions from my childhood and smile. It’s so fun to be able to create new traditions with my own kids as well […]

How We Budget Groceries For a Family of 5 {+ Cub Foods $4,500 Gift Card Giveaway}

Budgeting groceries for a family of 5 (plus I am pregnant!) can be challenging. I have got it down to a science now and it’s a well oiled machine that doesn’t take a whole lot of thought now. In order to stay on budget each month you need to set a number and stick to […]

And Baby Makes 4! That’s Right We Are Expecting Baby #4!!! And Why We Decided To Have Another Baby…

I am beyond thrilled to announce that we are expecting baby #4! If you follow me on Facebook you already heard the news awhile ago but I am excited to officially share it here! When my husband and I got married he wanted two children and I wanted five. We ended up meeting in the […]

Fashion Picks For The Whole Family ~ Look Your Best This Holiday Season

The holidays are here and that means holiday parties, family Christmas celebrations and get togethers which gives you a great reason to look your best! Here are some of our favorite picks for the whole family this holiday season! For all of those fun holiday parties you have to attend this season this ensemble is […]

My Fridge Hunt

I had no idea that buying products in paper cartons was actually better than many other containers. For example a paper carton will keep your milk better than a plastic one because it blocks out UV rays which can reduce the nutritional value of milk. After following the tale of the paper carton (below) I […]

I’d love another baby…

I’d love another baby. Those sweet little toes and super soft skin and snuggly little bundles just get me. I love babies. I see a baby and I just wanna snuggle it up and cover it in kisses. Of course I don’t grab random people’s babies and start kissing on them. I’d love to have […]

We Bought A Jet Ski! Our first spin around the lake this year!

My husband has been dreaming of owning a jet ski forever. We have a family cabin on a lake here in Minnesota that we love to go to all Summer long. We have been dying to get out on the water! This Winter he bought a jet ski that needed some work and fixed it […]

Investing For Your Family’s Future

Are you prepared if something should happen to your family? What if you or your husband lose your job? What if your house burns down? What if you had a death in your immediate family? These are all things that no one wants to think about. They are all catastrophic and unimaginable events but we need […]

Cheap Family Nights With Redbox! + Redbox Giveaway!

We love having family fun nights and we do all sorts of things from watching a kid friendly movie to playing board games or letting the kids pick what we should do. We like to have family nights on a regular basis so our kids get some focused time with the whole family spending quality […]

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Crocs for the whole family! Review of Crocs Styles!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years then you should know that Crocs are much more than just the comfy, rubber medical style shoes of the past. They have evolved into very fashionable shoes while still maintaining the comfort that made them so popular. Back when I was working […]

Happy Halloween! My little cuties…

Here are Danika and Aiden all dressed up for Halloween! We got dressed up yesterday and went to a local Halloween carnival. It’s one that I went to as a kid so I love taking my kids to it now. They played games and had a blast. AND it’s official their costumes are adorable…They both […]

Emergency Preparedness: Are you prepared? Should you be?

It seems the occurrence of natural disasters is on the rise. With all the talk of hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados it leaves the question of whether or not people are prepared for a natural disaster. Living in Minnesota we are pretty immune to most natural disasters with the exception of blizzards and an occasional tornado. We […]

We’ve Moved!

No, my blog hasn’t moved and we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but we moved into a new house! It has always been our dream to live in a house in the country and be able to move out of living in town. I grew up in the country and love the privacy of it […]