7QT: Pie, Nana, Grandpa, Organization & More

- 1 - Happy Friday! Is there anything that feels greater than knowing it's Friday??  I think not.  The prospect of sleeping in, no alarms, leisurely breakfast, sitting down in the morning.  Ahhhhhh - 2 - Dessert of the Week Since I had it at Hobbs' family Thanksgiving, I've been craving French Silk pie again.  Well I *finally* had some from Baker's Square.  YUM! [Picture Source: Creative Commons] - 3 - Nana and Grandpa are in Town! Cupcakes has been having a blast with her … [Read more...]

2014 Goals

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A lot of my Internet friends seem to be talking about "goals" instead of "resolutions" this year… I think because the concept of goals isn't quite as rigid.  That's fine with me.  Last year, I had 6 New Year's Resolutions and Cupcakes had 1.  Let's take a look at our progress... How Did We Do Last Year? 1. Get to Mass on time… Though I think we've been doing better, we definitely don't have a perfect track record so this goal will continue into 2014. 2. Get our home … [Read more...]

A Look Beneath My Sink (Organization Goal)

Under the Bathroom Sink Organization I'm still working on my New Year's Resolution that is getting my home organized (pretty impressive for January 24th, right??  Admit it, you're impressed ;-) ) Beneath my bathroom sink was a big mess.  I don't even use most of the items I have under there.  Sometimes I am just shocked by the things I hold on to.  NO LONGER!  I have to give up my pack-ratty ways! So, Cupcakes and I went through everything, threw a bunch of stuff (many bottles were expired … [Read more...]

7QT: Cold, Games, Horns and More

- 1 - Happy Friday! I don't know what your week has been like, but mine has been looong.  That's what happens when you have very few kids over the course of several weeks due to different breaks AND two weeks in a row with only 3 work days!  Now I'm back to 16 toddlers in my class, 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. #woah.  Needless to say, I'm glad this week is over. - 2 - Cupcake Spotlight Source: Uploaded by user via Jamie on Pinterest   This is what came up on … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Eating

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to keep trying as hard as I can to feed Cupcakes healthy food.  If you want to ensure your kids are eating right, let's stay resolved together! I just wrote an article over on hubpages called New Year's Resolution: Help My Kids Eat Healthier! Included in my new hub are the following: why you and your kids will benefit from eating healthy, how to keep this resolution, why planning is key, where to find ideas, how to switch it up, and ways to plan your … [Read more...]

7QT: Back in the Swing

- 1 - Conversion Diary My first "take" today is about our amazing hostess, Jennifer Fulwiler.  I don't know very many details at all (sorry about that), but she is in the hospital and from what I have heard, it's serious.  Please pray for her!!  I am linking up my 7QT with her friend Hallie today.  There's a little more information on her 7QT so check it out. - 2 - 3 Day Weeks I tweeted something about how I don't know how I'm going to go back to 5 day work weeks after these last couple … [Read more...]

{Wordless-ish} Getting Organized!

Remember my New Year's Resolutions?  The 2nd one was to get my home organized. Exhibit A: Adorable organizing bins for Cupcakes' room! Target - on sale - $40 What are you doing to kick start your New Year's Resolutions?? … [Read more...]

2013 is Going to be Amazing!

Source: thenewmodernmomma.com via Jamie on Pinterest I found this pin on The New Modern Momma's blog and loved it!  :) I already have 101 goals, but I have a few New Year's resolutions that I'd like to share with everyone. 1.) Get to Mass on time every time.  This has been somewhat of a struggle for us in 2012.  I even wrote a blog post called Getting to Church on Time with a Toddler to compile a list of tips, but since we go to an early Mass, we're still having a hard time.  Not in … [Read more...]

7QT: Happy New Year! 2013 is going to be Great!

- 1 - Happy Friday Due to a very low number of kids at the center, I got much fewer hours at work.  Plus I was off Monday and Tuesday so it's been a pretty easy week.  Going back the day after Christmas was pretty tough, though. How was YOUR week?  Did you have to go back to work? - 2 - Cupcake Spotlight 2013 Source: wonderfulpalmettolife.tumblr.com via Jamie on Pinterest   Love those! - 3 - The Mayans So as you might have noticed, the Mayan Apocalypse did not … [Read more...]

20 Coping Strategies for Working Moms

1.) Adorn your workspace with pictures of your little one.  I put 4 of my favorite pictures of Cupcakes on a cabinet that I glance at frequently.  Looking at her smiling face always brings a smile to mine.  :) 2.) Have a drawing your little one did in your pocket.  Having something that your child made will help you feel a connection to him or her while you're away.  If it's in your pocket, not only will you know it's there all day, but you can also remove and sneak a peek whenever you … [Read more...]