Hard Cider Queso Dip Recipe

This recipe sounds perfect for snacking during a football game, doesn’t it? Please enjoy this guest recipe! ~Darcy Hello Darcy and Brian readers, my name is Madina and I’m happy to be writing in partnership with Queso For All today! I am also very excited to be sharing one of my favorite


Throw a Spooky Fun Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Monster Musical Viewing Party

Disclosure: We received the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Monster Musical DVD and a few promotional items for review. All opinions are our own. Amazon affiliate links included. Mixing Halloween with Mickey Mouse equals a big win with my kids. My daughter gets excited as Halloween approaches because it is also her birthday. My


Easy Sausage Pancake Muffins

Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Johnsonville and features their breakfast sausage. Ahh, mornings. I always have high hopes for a beautiful morning. I imagine getting up before the kids, showering, getting ready, and eating a quiet breakfast. Or, perhaps reading or getting a bit of work done. Then my bright-eyed, smiling


The Day My Son Made Me Slow Down

Disclosure: We received the book Hands Free Life to review. The Amazon affiliate link for the book is included in this post to make it easier for you to order if you’d like to read it too. Today my little guy insisted on walking all the way home after dropping his sister


Sorry To My Second Child

You get the hand-me-downs, the seconds on the toys and the previously-used bibs, blankets and diapers. I haven’t kept up with your baby book the way I should have. And that photo album I made for your older sister’s first year of life, well I’m still hoping to get around to yours.


Things All Moms Need to Hear, Refusing to Let Body Image Ruin My Sex Life & More

Being in the trenches of motherhood is rough some days. It always goes in streaks too. Several days will be extremely tough, making me rethink why I ever thought I could raise tiny humans. Then a switch is flipped and I’m granted several days in a row that go well with children


Cosmic Cookies Recipe Inspired by Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket!

Disclosure: We received a copy of the Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket! DVD for review. All thoughts shared are our own. Post also contains affiliate links. Aerissa and Xander get excited whenever we “do science.” They find experiments fun and they have a few shows they enjoy watching to learn about the


Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Upcoming Movies! #D23Expo

Thanks to all the information coming out of the D23 Expo recently, we can see there are a lot of great movies coming our way. Right about now, I think I need to start deciding which ones we’ll see in the theater and which ones we’ll wait to watch at home. Of


Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies Recipe {Dairy, Soy, and Gluten Free}

A recipe was recently shared on a moms group I belong to for cinnamon raisin quinoa cookies. Seriously quinoa. In cookies. The ingredients were simple enough and didn’t contain any of our personal kryptonite (dairy, soy or gluten). So, naturally, I just had to try it!   I thought I’d give it a


Taking Daddy Dancing: Friday Night Live

Several weeks ago, I shared about how my 4 year-old daughter had a really sweet gift idea for her Daddy for Father’s Day.  We’ve been dancing our way through summer at Tosa Tonight, Sunset Safari, and Summer Sounds.  Next, we headed to Waukesha for their Friday Night Live event. Friday Night Live occurs


A New Name, A New Look, and Reflections on 5+ Years of Blogging

When I started this blog five years ago, I never imagined being where I am today. Granted this was not my first blog. The very first one I contributed to was during college. I wrote the most random stuff about my life because in 2001, that was all most of us blogged


Taking Daddy Dancing: Summer Sounds

A few weeks ago, I shared the story of how my 4 year-old daughter gifted my husband five weeks of dancing activities for Father’s Day this year.  So far we have had such an awesome time dancing at Tosa Tonight and Sunset Safari.  This week, we took a little bit of a roadtrip


Sharing My Feelings and Fears on Trying to Conceive and Parenting

Hey all, I’ve been writing my heart out over at mom.me this month. I hope you’re enjoying the posts my friend A. Hager is writing and sharing with you. I have lots of updates coming soon. But in case you missed these posts, here’s what has been going on. Unloading the Weight of


I’d Appreciate It if You Would Shut Up (because I’m trying to raise children with a healthy body image)

“I’m sick of being fat” is what she said. I knew she meant ‘I’m sick of feeling like crap’. You know the feeling – no energy, short of breath, can’t keep up with the kids kind of crap. But that’s not what she said. What she said was ‘I’m sick of being


Taking Daddy Dancing: Sunset Safari

Previously I shared my 4-year-old’s adorable request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live concerts around the Milwaukee Area and was able to find a bunch of family-friendly events! We decided to check out five of the events I found over the next five weeks. Last week


Taking Daddy Dancing: Tosa Tonight

A week ago, I shared my 4-year-old daughter’s sweet request to take her Daddy dancing for Father’s Day.  I researched local live music concerts in the Milwaukee Area and compiled a list of the family-friendly events I found.  My daughter created a card for him and in it we wrote out an


Taking Daddy Dancing (Free Summer Music Events)

Let me preface this by saying, I usually let my daughter pick out gifts for others, for any special occasion, by herself. I want to instill in her the joy of giving. So for every birthday or holiday I ask her what she would like to gift her loved ones. Her little


Creating 4th of July Traditions and Frozen Graham Cracker Sandwich Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Honey Maid. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. Sparklers, sprinklers, and cool treats were the highlights of my childhood 4th of July gatherings. When I close my eyes I can hear the murmur of family members chatting and laughing at my aunt’s farm. There


The Importance of Supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.   All moms worry about their children. Some worries are small, others carry an enormous weight. Right from the beginning, I’ve worried about the health and wellbeing


Building Inspiration with the LEGO® Americana Roadshow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post to share information about the LEGO® Americana Roadshow at Mayfair Mall. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. After spending a week hanging out by the lake, it was rough adjusting to our summer routine. While I welcome the warmth of summer, I do not enjoy the