Galuskis: The Smell of My Family Christmas

When you think of the smell of Christmas, what does it bring to mind? Maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? Cranberries? Gingerbread? Roasting chestnuts? A fresh cut Christmas tree? Peppermint candy canes? One of my very favorite memories of Christmases past is of waking up to the smell of galuskis, or cabbage rolls, cooking. My mother's family … Continue reading Galuskis: The Smell of My Family Christmas

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Christmas gift ideas

Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! I love to find or create the ideal gift for each of my family and friends, but it is not always so easy! (I'm looking at you, Dad...) If you're anything like me, it is likely you are searching for the perfect gift for at least one person on your … Continue reading Mommin' in the Real World's 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Dollar Tree is a store that is relatively new to my small community. I don't shop there often, but when I do I always seem to find something great. Last Easter I was able to fill the kids' Easter baskets with lots of fun stuff from Dollar Tree without breaking the bank, so I went … Continue reading The Best Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffers

Grandma Julia’s Cranberry Salad

My grandma Julia's cranberry salad is one of my favorite fruit salads. With only five easy ingredients, it is a snap to put together. This salad is full of fiber and healthier than most Thanksgiving fare. My grandmother and I are both dump cooks, so my measurements aren't precise, but can be altered to your … Continue reading Grandma Julia’s Cranberry Salad

Book Reviews: Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play, Maisy’s Christmas Party, and Little Robin’s Christmas

Disclaimer: These review copies were generously gifted to us from Candlewick Press. All opinions and views below are mine and those of my family. Christmas season is soon approaching! My children are excited, and frankly, I am too! In preparation for Christmas we have been reading their favorite Christmas-themed picture books each evening before bedtime. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play, Maisy’s Christmas Party, and Little Robin’s Christmas

No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

I love Spring, but Autumn and Winter are close favorites because there are so many activities for a family to do together inside and out! I created an Autumn and Winter bucket list full of fun so you won't have to hear, "Mommmm, I'm so bored!" Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List Rake leaves into … Continue reading No More, “I’m bored!” a Family Autumn and Winter Bucket List

Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

Disclaimer: Hasbro has kindly gifted these toys to us. Thank you, Hasbro! *Please note: All views expressed are those of myself and my daughter. My daughter is crazy about Disney Princesses and Frozen characters if you couldn't tell by her photo, but she comes by it honestly; I too loved Disney princesses as a girl. … Continue reading Toy Review: Wreck-it Ralph Breaks the Internet Disney Princess and Frozen Character Dolls

How to Throw a Ghoulishly Great Halloween Party

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Paperless Post Next week is Halloween and I am so excited!  Halloween has always been one of my very favorite holidays of the year and we are preparing for a party! I love to throw a party. My kids’ birthday parties are really just an excuse for me to … Continue reading How to Throw a Ghoulishly Great Halloween Party

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Eight Scary Movies to Watch for Halloween

Do you like scary movies? Don't you think it is strange that humans like to be scared and regularly consume different types of entertainment that frightens them?