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New Year, New Me.

By Kalli Verbecky

LET'S TALK RESOLUTIONS! But first let me get a few things out of the way starting with the fact that January sucks. This year it just sucks worse than it maybe ever has before. It's freezing, there's lots of snow, I'm on crutches, I have small children stuck indoors. It's about to... Read More

I Broke My Butt, Now What?

By Kalli Verbecky

For Christmas this year I gave myself the gift that keeps on giving.  I broke my butt.  Generally speaking I mean. My pelvis and acetabulum to be exact, and a small tibia fracture too. And I did it over 2,300 miles from home. My husband and kids, my parents too, they were all back in... Read More

This Family is Christmas Goals

By Melanie Donahoo

Our Christmas activities usually involve a healthy dose of everyone glued to their electronic devices. This family brings a whole new meaning to "Christmas routine." They set the bar for family togetherness pretty high. You've still got a few days left in the holiday season to give this a try... Read More

14 Outdoor Toys and Gift Ideas For Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

Here's the list of gift ideas to get kids outside having the kind of unplugged fun we can all feel good about! Outdoor Toys And Gift Ideas   The Dangerous Book For Boys The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as buildi... Read More

Elf On The Shelf Gone Wild

By Kalli Verbecky

Elf On The Shelf makes me want to stab my eyes out.  There, I said it.  My older boys have been asking for one, they're 8 and 6, and clearly falling prey to the assault of Elf On The Shelf propaganda flooding the interwebs this time of year. I simply told them we don't need a stupid ... Read More

There Are Only Two Ways To Live Your Life

By Rachael Herrscher

In January 2016, Hayes was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an extremely rare form of cancer that affects 1 in 3 million people. His strong will and fight helped him endure five rounds of intensive chemo and a stem cell transplant.  He is a triplet born in March 2015. Hayes was the l... Read More

Tonsil Time For Your Kid? 5 Things To Expect…

By Kalli Verbecky

Getting your tonsils out is a pretty common childhood procedure. Or maybe you’re one of those poor unfortunate souls who had to experience that as an adult, if so – I’m sorry and God bless. No thanks. We took two of our boys to see an ENT a few months ago after a referral from our pe... Read More

Shush The Voice In Your Head with 6 Reasons To Go Finish Your Degree

By Erin Oltmanns

This post is sponsored by and crafted with Capella University; however, all opinions are my own. Does back-to-school season have you thinking about your own education? Life with kiddos can seem crazy and that calendar is certainly packed, BUT you’d be surprised how easy it can be to fit your ed... Read More

The Most Magical Harry Potter Nursery Goes Viral

By Kalli Verbecky

Do you believe in magic? You just might after you see this Harry Potter themed nursery! I didn't read the series until I was in college but I was hooked from the first chapter and still love it deeply, even after all this time. I dressed my oldest son up as Harry for Halloween when he was 2, my h... Read More

6 Ways I’m Raising My Sons To Be Feminists

By Kalli Verbecky

I'm a late blooming feminist. It's not that I wasn't always for equal pay and opportunity, and the rest of the rights I should be entitled to as a woman and a human being, it's more that maybe I didn't necessarily think too deeply about it until the recent past. The point is that I'm here... Read More