• I Don’t Have A “Mom Tribe”

    My calendar consists of scheduled bills and doctors appointments. There’s never a “girls night” or a reminder to meet so-and-so for coffee on Thursday morning. There are no playdates or babysitting trade-offs so I can date my spouse or go get my hair done. Birthday party invitations are those which I plan myself for my husband and daughter, with the guest list mainly being ourselves. If I’m having an emotional day, there is nobody there to meet for a drink and just vent. There is no tribe. While I understand this can, in part, be attributed to the fact that…

  • Easy Caprese Bites with A Balsamic Drizzle

    Springtime generally signals the beginning of cookout season and I’m always looking for dishes to bring along that are outside of your traditional potato salad, baked beans, and macaroni salad. These Caprese bites are very simple to prepare and offer…

  • Turkey & Quinoa Tacos in a Lettuce Shell

    As a mama on a budget I am always looking for ways to stretch our food in the healthiest way possible. Tacos are a favorite for us so I decided to swap the shell out for a piece of butterhead…

  • 10 Reasons You Should Shop at Lidl

    As most of you already know, my husband and I travel the country in our fifth wheel camper. One thing about this lifestyle that sticks out to me is the fact that grocery stores really do vary by region. When…

  • Home School: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

    I would be lying to you if I told you homeschooling your child was the easiest thing you could ever do. I would also be lying to you if I told you it was the most frustrating thing. What I…

  • Easy Italian Bread In Your Stand Mixer

    There’s nothing my family enjoys more than a loaf of fresh baked bread anytime of the day. We all enjoy the way it makes our fifth wheel smell as well as the different tastes and textures we can create depending…

  • Top 10 Parenting Books for Raising Little Girls

    Whether you have a single daughter or a whole slew of them, these books are full of great advice on how to handle all manner of parenting issues, from education to bullying to the princess obsessions.  1. Little Girls Can…

  • Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

    Lately I have been feeling as though we are in a snack/dessert rut. It seems as though it’s always the same thing: cake, ice cream, cookies, or a sweet cereal to curb that sweet tooth after dinner and before bed.…

  • Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

    This recipe was discovered when I cooked a 15-lb turkey for only three people. I had so many leftovers and had no clue what to do with them all! After having our fill of at least a dozen other turkey…

  • Simple Hard Boiled Eggs in Your Instant Pot

    For the last few years I have tried every tip and trick available on the internet to create the perfect hard boiled egg. From baking soda, to vinegar, to immediate ice bath, if it’s out there, I have failed at…

  • Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

        We woke up to pouring rain and a tornado watch here in South Western North Carolina. Whenever it rains I’m suddenly in the mood for some sort of soup or chili. My entire family loves a good hearty…