Author Archive for Mrs. Garland

A roundup of delicious and easy fall recipes that can be made on a weeknight - these all taste like you've been slaving over a stove all day long, but they don't take a ton of work at all!

Our Favorite Fall Weeknight Recipes

Fall is probably my favorite time of the year. I love Christmastime, but I think the anticipation for Christmas that comes with fall is half the fun. I love football season, cooler weather, and basically every single thing about this entire season. I tend to gravitate to more time-intensive recipes in the fall (there’s just […]

5 Ways We’re Teaching Manners & Communication

As Jack has gotten older, Mr. Garland and I have begun to focus more and more on being intentional about teaching him certain things. Sometimes I find that it’s easy for us to forget about explicitly teaching some of these skills to him and I end up assuming that he’ll just pick it up eventually. […]

This post has links to HUNDREDS of easy and healthy lunch box ideas for back to school lunches for your kids!

Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

Is it just me or is it really hard to come up with ideas for what to send for lunch each week? I feel like I tend to fall back on the same few ideas over and over, and I always feel bad about the complete lack of variety in Jackson’s lunches! I’ve been working […]

How Life is Different When School Starts

Mr. Garland and I are both teachers, and that means that are summers are absolutely amazing, but it also means that our worlds are completely and utterly rocked when school starts back up every year! It’s always more than a little exhausting as we try to get back into the swing of things, and we always […]


DIY Super Simple Hooded Towels

A year or so ago, my best friend made a hooded towel for Jackson. He fell in love with it more or less immediately, and ever since he has requested it at every single bath time. He gets very upset if his towel doesn’t include a hat, and we’ve had more than a few arguments […]

A roundup of 20 different ideas for how to document your baby's first year!

20 Inspiring Ways to Take Monthly Baby Photos

I had so much fun with our weekly photo project when Jackson was a newborn – it was so hard to remember to take photos of him every week, and the bigger he got the harder it was, but I’m so glad we have those photos to look back on! There are so many fun […]


Author Spotlight: Jane Yolen

The “How Do Dinosaurs…” series of books are hands down Jackson’s favorite books ever. We’ve checked them out from the library so many times it’s not even funny, and we’ve finally decided to start buying them all because he never gets tired of them! Mr. Garland and I never mind reading them over and over […]

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