Dear Me, Excuses Are Like…

Tell the truth. Have you been going to the gym?

sigh So I took a look at the letter I wrote to myself at the beginning of this year. You know, the one where I talked about how I’d done such a great job working so hard for the last year and how I needed to make sure I didn’t let it all go to […]

Roasted Parsnip Puree

Delicious gluten free dairy free vegan roasted parsnip puree

When I first heard of parsnip puree, it was when someone was talking about them as a replacement for mashed potatoes as a side dish. As much as I enjoy parsnips in a pot roast and other hearty dishes, they just weren’t cutting it for me when I thought about things I wanted to eat […]

Homemade Lemon Squares {Dairy Free}

Plate of lemon squares

Little Miss has a dairy allergy, which means I adapt a ton of recipes to work for her. When it comes to baked goods, it generally isn’t that hard, as I’ve gotten really experienced at working with coconut oil and other alternatives. Most of the time, I’m making what sounds good to me, but there […]

Grow Your Blog In 10 Minutes A Day

13 ways to grow your blog

Who doesn’t want your blog to have more traffic? Who doesn’t want to be bigger, which we all associate with with being better? Becca Ludlum, of My Crazy Good Life spoke at Type A in Atlanta with thirteen great ideas of things you can do in just ten minutes a day to grow your blog. Not […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Delicious homemade pulled pork sandwich

For some reason, as soon as football season approaches, I’m ready for the barbecue type food. The idea of a pulled pork sandwich and some quality mac and cheese makes my tummy happy. Of course summer has finally arrived in Chicago (hello, September?), which means that it is hot outside, and I don’t have the […]

And The Travel Gods Laughed

Hopping to your gate in O'Hare

Sometimes the travel gods smile on you and sometimes they just laugh at you. I travel often enough that I am pretty confident of what I need to do and when to ensure that I make my flight. Granted, I no longer fly every week for work the way I used to (and oh how […]

Protecting My Kid

What are you protective of?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IAmProtective #CollectiveBias On Thursday last week, Mister Man came home from school. He dropped his backpack on the floor and immediately stomped upstairs. This is not usual behavior for him. As I started to follow him, Little Miss […]

Kitchen Lessons: How To Succeed With Yeast

Afraid of yeast? You won't be after reading this!

I was invited to the test kitchen of ACH Foods, which is the parent company of Fleischmann’s to learn about yeast. I received a gift basket but was not compensated in any other way. All opinions remain my own. Yeast can be a tricky little bugger. I bake with it frequently, but there is so […]

Celebrating “No Activities” Nights

Enjoying a weeknight movie night #MyGoodLife #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyGoodLife #CollectiveBias Last night was Back to School Night at my school. Our principal always gives an incredibly motivating speech to kick it off, and this year was no exception. She talked about how parenting is truly so […]

Making A Labels For Education Teacher Gift Basket #Labels4Edu #cbias

How to make a teacher gift basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Labels4Edu #CollectiveBias The wee ones went back to school last week, and I know how hard the teachers at our school work. I’m married to a teacher, and our principal pushes our teachers harder than anyone. As a […]