10 Things That Make Me Happy

Last week I was tagged in this blog post challenge by Jessica Foley at A Modern Mom’s Life blog. What a fun “challenge” to participate in! It has allowed me to think, in-depth, about the things that make me truly happy and that I’m so grateful for in life. I recommend everyone, bloggers and non-bloggers alike, make a list like this one…

How to Find Balance in Mom Life

The struggle is real. I used to work full-time, now I stay home with my children full-time. And I’ve come to realize that both circumstances present unique challenges in creating a balanced life!  When working full-time, I was always striving to find the work life/home life balance.  Now, as a SAHM, I’m working to balance of giving 110% to my…

Easy Chicken Divan

An All-American Meal Your Family Will Love Chicken Divan is a recipe that was ear-marked in the tattered, and loved, cookbooks of both my grandma and mom.   It’s near-and-dear to my heart because it tastes like childhood to me.  It’s also the first meal I made for my (now) husband when we first started dating! I totally believe the old adage that…

Easy Ranch-Style Beans

For the days when you “just. can’t. even.” Ranch-Style Beans to the rescue! This recipe has been passed down through the generations on my dad’s side and was a favorite of my Grandma Hambell’s (mom of seven, yes seven kids.  Fun fact: My dad, aunts and uncles endearingly nick-named Ranch-style Beans “Dog Food”because of its appearance…

The Calm Before the Smartphone

Today, I left my cell phone at home. An utter disaster in the making, or something else entirely?  Will the world end in the two hours that my phone and I are separated?! (Spoiler alert: Not in the least.) I’m sure I’m not the only one here who has left their phone at home before.  And, it CAN be annoying.  But here’s what I…