5 Healthy Things To Make With Canned Chicken

Grilling chicken breasts in the summer is my favorite way to eat chicken, but living in Chicago my grilling season is very limited! While I cook with chicken year round, there’s always those nights I’m not home until nearly 8pm and cooking, shredding and preparing even a boneless chicken breast is not going to happen. […]

On the Road again: A firsthand trip with Kerouac

“On the Road” is one of the rare books that has stood the test the time. It hits on the human desire to explore and to be a part of something bigger in this life; values that are even more prevalent today. With the rise of technology, it’s easy to see the Great Wall of China […]

How to help your teen prepare for driving lessons – 5 Tips

If your teen is about to embark upon life on the road, you’ll probably be feeling a mixture of emotions. Whilst learning to drive is a great way to gain confidence and open up opportunities, it can also be a pretty terrifying idea for a parent. Here, we share a few tips for helping your […]

Guest Post: Velcro is going to be one of my favorite crafting supplies

Recently I have been introduced to the joys of velcro. It all started when was browsing in the fabric department of Wal-Mart when I met a friendly and very chatty lady (Lisa.)  We were both looking at the same fabric – the panel kind that you can use to make pillows and she started up […]

Decorating a Baby Nursery for Sleep – Tips from Paige Rien

When you’re planning your baby’s nursery decor, sleep probably isn’t the first thing you’re thinking about. Coordinating colors? Which brand of crib to purchase?  Sure.  How to plan your decor around your baby’s sleep? Not so much.  But maybe you should be thinking about sleep.

Get creative with The Art of Silliness author Carla Sonheim

Hello! My name is Carla Sonheim and I am the author of a new book, “The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone.” Today I’d like to talk a little bit about creativity, drawing, and… silliness! Being creative enriches our lives. Besides the more “serious” benefits such as developing problem-solving skills, etc., expressing ourselves creatively […]

Baby Poop – That First One’s a Doozy by guest author Andrew Kardon

Every mom has at least one good “birth story.” Maybe everything was perfect, serene, and a barrel of laughs. Er, yeah. Probably not. With childbirth, expecting the unexpected is just about the only thing you can rely on. As a dad, I can’t share the actual pain and sensation of pushing a watermelon out of […]

A baby born far from home by guest author FabGrandma

It has been almost 41 years since my oldest child was born. My son, Seth, made his entry into the world on November 14, 1971. I was 19 years old when he was born. My first husband was in the Army, stationed in Germany. I went over to live with him six weeks before Seth […]

Feeling Overwhelmed With a New Baby by Lilac City Momma

When my oldest daughter was born, a little over five years ago, along with the joy and happiness of having this little being, came worry and anxiety. Will I know how to take care of her? Will I do something to put her in harms way? Before the wonderful day, I had never once held […]

A wedding, a birth, a day to remember – Guest Post by My Little Me

It was the night before my sister’s wedding thirteen years ago…   I was 37 weeks pregnant and one of her bridesmaids practicing at the rehearsal dinner.  I started feeling contractions and chuckled as I said, “Wouldn’t it be horrible if I missed your wedding tomorrow?” Haha!  The joke was on me.  The contractions got […]

Newborn Nurseries Make People Crazy – BookWormMama Guest Post

Want to freak out your girlfriends, irritate the grandparents, and have total strangers question why you ever decided to be a mother? That’s easy. Tell them you’re not going to do a baby’s room. My husband and I had an agreement. We were not going to do a nursery before our daughter was born. We […]

4 Tips On Installing Hardwood Flooring – DIY

Installing hardwood flooring yourself is the easiest way to get trendy flooring in your home without spending tons of money. You can even install heated floor systems for your bathroom or eco-chic bamboo floors. The possibilities are endless with hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are significantly easier to clean, and they can give your home a new feel […]