Archive for September 2016


15 Lunch Ideas for First Graders

Drake started 1st grade this September and with that came many new and exciting changes — one of them eating lunch at school every day. I have been blessed not to have had to pack lunch more than 2 times a week for over 6 years, and now I have to pack it 5 times […]


My Hubby Gets a Green Card Part Two

Our interview had been scheduled and it was time to prove to the government that we were really in love. If you missed how we got to this place, check out part one. The morning of our interview Mr. Cookie and I were feeling lots of different emotions. We had given ourselves over an hour […]


Gifts for the Minecraft Lover

My kids, ages 4 and 6, have been¬†obsessed with Minecraft for the past year like all of their friends. Obsessed would be an understatement as nothing has ever captured their interest so intensely! While playing Minecraft (and other video games) can have¬†downsides, I think it also has many positives. The worlds my kids build are […]

Private VS Public School and how we made the choice

In our community there are several different private, charter and public school options. As soon as we moved here last year we had to really consider where we would put our oldest in school because there are so many options, all of which seem great. We had never really looked into private school very much […]


When a Line Isn’t a Line

In the TTC world, so many of us have heard “a line is a line!” That’s usually a good thing — it means that even a faint line on a pregnancy test means hurray, you’re pregnant! Unfortunately, while trying to conceive our second child, I learned that a line isn’t always a line. I always […]

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Kid-Friendly Austin Eats & Treats

One of our favorite family activities is trying new restaurants. At almost four, Little Cotton Candy is getting to the age where it’s not as easy to take him places as it once was. (As a baby and as long as he would sit still in a high chair, he loved going out to eat.) […]

A roundup of 40 adorable and simple fall crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.

40 Fall Crafts for Toddlers

Fall is here, y’all! This is my absolute favorite time of year, and I get completely giddy once the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to fall. I’m hoping to instill the same love of this wonderful season into Jackson as he gets older, so I’ve been spending some time lately gathering […]

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