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A blog about happy living for parents, young families, and couples. Not only is ther advice just for parents, but there are tips for your professional life, relationships, and even some recipes!
2017-04-20 00:00
It took me about a year after having Reed to know that I wanted to become healthier and lose some of that pre- and post-baby weight. Getting into the right mindset and finding time, as a new… Read More
2017-04-13 00:00
It has been a couple of months since I wrote last, but I have been busy and have been in four different cities over the past two months. Being a working Mom does have its challenges; however… Read More
2017-02-02 00:00
Once your baby is born, there are so many exciting things to look forward to as you watch your little one grow. We found that each transition got more exciting and became a highlight in Reed… Read More
2017-01-26 00:00
My decision to start stock piling diapers for our first son was the best decision I made in preparations for his arrival. By the time I was 20 weeks pregnant, I started shopping the sales fo… Read More
2017-01-11 00:00
1 Rack of Ribs 1 tablespoon Onion Powder 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder 2 tablespoons Cumin ½ tablespoon Cayenne Pepper 2 tablespoons Paprika ¼ cup Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons Salt 1… Read More
2016-12-14 00:00
We began to pat ourselves on the back and pinch ourselves as we could not believe our son had slept through the night, every night, from the time he was three months old. At about month 9, R… Read More
2016-12-06 00:00
Today, it is very difficult to survive on a single income, especially when you have children. I invested in my education and received my bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan Univers… Read More
2016-12-01 00:00
Baby mouth care is so important and should be taken seriously, as you can set your child up for a healthy mouth in the future. I did a lot of baby research before Reed was born and I found i… Read More
2016-11-26 00:00
1 Bag of Frozen French Style Green Beans 1 Can of Cream of Celery Campbell’s Soup 1 Container of French’s Onions Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Step 2: In a large mix… Read More
2016-11-22 00:00
A couple of weeks ago, Reed got his first cold. I was the first to get it and then it took over our family rather quickly. We had survived Reed’s first flu months ago, but I always won… Read More
2016-11-04 00:00
As many of you know, our nine month old son, Reed, currently has intolerance to milk products. Reed is on a special formula, Nutramigen and can’t eat products that contain milk. I have… Read More
2016-10-28 00:00
The 8th month with Reed has been a complete joy! Watching all of the new things he is learning to do makes parenting so much fun. With these new developments come challenges that we hav… Read More
2016-10-06 00:00
3lb Butterball Turkey Roast 1 Packet of Lipton Onion Soup ¼ Cup Olive Oil 1 Cup Water 1 Tablespoon Dried Basel 1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary 1 Teaspoon Dried Time Step 1 – Rem… Read More
2016-09-29 00:00
Teething in our house began around the 6th month. Reed’s first bottom tooth popped through on August 6th.  Ever since then, he has been working on other teeth. Now he has 5 teeth… Read More
2016-09-27 00:00
As you may know, our son Reed is on formula. However, he has to have Nutramigen™ by Enfamil because of his intolerance to the milk protein. I have read and heard from our Pediatrician… Read More
2016-09-22 00:00
​8 oz Box of Ziti 2 Jars of Favorite Pasta Sauce 1 Package of Ground Italian Sausage 15 oz Ricotta Cheese ½ Cup Grated Parmesan 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano 1 Teaspoon Dried Basel 1… Read More
2016-09-19 00:00
Reed (our 7 month old son) has had some trouble transitioning into taking baths in our normal bath tub. The faucet to fill the tub is very loud and it scares him. His baby bath tub does fit… Read More
2016-09-14 00:00
Our son is almost 8 months old and trying to keep up with him, work, and the house is almost impossible. My priorities come in this order, Reed (our son), Paul (my husband), work, and then t… Read More
2016-09-12 00:00
Fall is my favorite time of the year. In Michigan we get to enjoy a season change and all of the leaves on the trees start to turn beautiful colors. We also get to enjoy cool, fall temperatu… Read More
2016-09-07 00:00
Pillsbury Pie Crust 20 oz Can of Apple Pie Filling ½ Cup Brown Sugar 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg Butter 1 Tablespoon White Sugar Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 4… Read More
2016-09-01 00:00
Shopping for a diaper bag can be challenging, especially for Mom’s that appreciate a cute, trendy bag. I have always been in love with bags and purses, so it was hard for me to find a… Read More
2016-08-26 00:00
2 Blocks of Velveeta Mexican 1 Can of Rotel ½ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro Step 1 – Cut the Velveeta cheese into chunks. Step 2 – Place the cheese chunks into the crock pot… Read More
2016-08-23 00:00
I completely understand how expensive maternity clothes can be. And in the Michigan area, we only have a few options to choose from in regards to physical stores to shop and try on maternity… Read More
2016-08-19 00:00
The six month milestone is a fun one! The road you travel to get to that six month mark is a fun, loving, emotional, frustrating, learning experience. The second month is the hardest, I beli… Read More
2016-08-16 00:00
1 Boneless Pork Loin (weight of loin is based on your preference) ½ Large White Onion 2 Cloves of Garlic 9 Oz Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauce (about a half of a bottle) Step 1… Read More
2016-08-09 00:00
Last week, our six month old son got sick for the first time. I was expecting him to contract a cold prior to getting a stomach bug. The experience was different than what I thought it would… Read More
2016-08-05 00:00
1 Loaf of French Bread 1 ½ Pounds of Chicken Breast Ranch Dressing 1 Cup Shredded Cheese (your choice) 2 Tablespoons of Fresh Green Onion Bacon Step 1 – Preheat oven to 400 deg… Read More
2016-08-02 00:00
I see it time and time again, where guests do not follow a common dress code for weddings. Attire is so important when it comes to weddings, and you should pay attention to the invitation to… Read More
2016-07-22 00:00
Before our son was born, we attended a “Baby Basics” class at the hospital. I was surprised at all the baby products that they tell you not to use for your baby. We started to wo… Read More
2016-07-19 00:00
4 Ripe Avocados 2 Roma Tomatoes 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro ¼ White Onions ½ Jalapeno 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice Step 1 – Dice the roma tomatoes… Read More
2016-07-08 00:00
1 Tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 1 Block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (low fat if you prefer) 1 Packet of Hidden Valley® Ranch Dressing Mix 2 Cups of Kraft Triple Cheddar Shredded Chee… Read More
2016-06-30 00:00
My husband and I both work 40+ hours a week and our five month old son goes to daycare during that time. As a marketing professional that travels for work I can understand the stresses of an… Read More
2016-06-28 00:00
4 large potatoes 4 tablespoons canola oil (extra Virgil olive oil is great too) 1 Hidden Valley® ranch dressing packet Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake potatoes for 30-40 minute… Read More
2016-06-24 00:00
This is a popular topic among pregnant moms right now. When going to the hospital to give birth, it is hard to determine what you want to pack. I want to share what I had in my hospital bag… Read More
2016-06-17 00:00
Our son Reed, just went through another growth spurt; one of many he will have during his first year of life. Growth spurts can effects babies differently, and Reed struggles with them. Jus… Read More
2016-06-13 00:00
2 and ¼ cups flour ¾ cups granulated sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 sticks (8 tablespoons) of softened butt… Read More
2016-06-07 00:00
Our son, Reed, is four months old and my husband and I have mastered a schedule for our busy life. Other parents may have found a schedule that works great for them, and that is why I am sha… Read More
2016-06-04 00:00
Every baby cries, which is how they communicate after all. However, some babies cry more than others. When babies cry uncontrollably for an extended period of time, it can cause stress on th… Read More
2016-06-01 00:00
Going back to work after having your first child can be hard! Finding a daycare provider that you trust to care for your new baby can make the transition a little easier. There were many fac… Read More
2016-05-30 00:00
Everyone loves fresh salsa, and it will be a hit at your next party, cookout, or family dinner! 3 beef steak tomatoes ¼ of a white onion 1 clove of garlic Jalapeño (amount bas… Read More

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