Archive for August 2013

Weekly Highlights – August 30, 2013

These are some of the posts with the most views, comments, likes, and pins from this week! Swarm: How Much Does Your Little One Sleep? Styling Back to School Clothes for Girls and Boys by Brandy @ Heart & Habit Brown Bottom No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Cake by Sarah Crowder Baby Shower Activities by Mrs. […]


Our Journey with Donated Breastmilk: Part 2

In a previous post, I shared how we were able to give Little Piñata breastmilk from the time we brought him home from the hospital. This was mostly due to a mother who wanted to donate 1,500 oz. of breastmilk to us! We planned to pick up the milk from her about a week after […]

Meal Planning and Resourcefulness

Growing up, it was just me, mom, and dad, and with our schedules, it seemed easier to go out for dinner most of the time. If we were going to eat dinner at home, someone would have to go to the store and that would add hours to the time we would eat, and we […]


6 Month and 32 Month Update

With the weather so nice lately, and the sun setting no earlier than 7:30 pm, we’ve been spending a lot of our afternoons outdoors, often taking our dinners outside in the form of a picnic.  We lay out our blankets, eat simple food, while watching the kids play at the park.

favorite preschoolers authors

Favorite Authors Part 2

I did a post a while ago about some of Drake’s favorite book authors.  Since then Drake’s library has grown, so I thought I would share some of the new authors we have discovered and added to our shelves.


Exercising as a Family

I have known for a while that when I had a family, it was important to me to maintain an active lifestyle. Mr. Pen and I actually met when I joined the volleyball group his friends were a part of, and throughout our dating relationship many of our activities were group sports. Mr. Pen grew […]


What a difference a few years makes

This list was originally compiled in 2012, when Lil Miss Wagon was a newborn! I had kids 2 years and 7 months apart, so I didn’t expect a whole lot to change from baby to baby. But products and technology change so quickly in this day and age, so there are so many things that […]

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