Review: Disney’s (Live-Action) Cinderella

In case you haven't noticed, we’re big Disney fans in this household. Just a few weeks back, the entire family traveled to Walt Disney World to spend a week in the resorts and parks, and to take part … [Continue reading...]

Showing Our #DisneySide with a Villaintine’s Day Party (Giveaway!)

Villain party food

Disclosure: I received free products to assist with hosting a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. We wanted to get the kids excited about our late February trip to Disney, so we decided to host a party … [Continue reading...]

Opting Out of PARCC


Here in Ohio and several other states, it's currently PARCC testing season. PARCC is short for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a standardized test created by Pearson … [Continue reading...]

Gluten-Free Pizza Nirvana at Pizza Hut (& Giveaway!)

It was just over two years ago that we found out Aaron couldn't eat gluten. A lifetime of stomach issues was finally explained with a simple diagnosis. This new diet restriction didn't come easy, … [Continue reading...]


Ultrasound image of baby 3

Last month, we had what might be the biggest surprise we've ever experienced: I was pregnant. Unlike our first two, this one wasn't planned or expected. Over a year ago, we had considered the … [Continue reading...]

Escaping Winter At Castaway Bay

Castaway Bay wave pool

I've been experiencing the winter blues lately. I'm tired, I have no energy, and my brain is generally mush. I love snow, but this year it came at the worst possible time. After being in a boot for … [Continue reading...]

American Idol Keeps Drawing Me Back In

American Idol logo

Can you believe we're on the 14th season of American Idol? It doesn't seem possible that it's been going on for that long, but the show started before either of my children were born. I admit I still … [Continue reading...]