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Disney characters in front of the Disneyland castle

The true magic of Disneyland

Feb 20, 2017 Disney really is magical. We feel it every time we step foot into the park. We’re so glad we have these memories to share. You can never be too old or too young for Disneyland. These memories aren’t just magical, they’re priceless. ~1,000 words

Year of YES

How to start a book club

Feb 17, 2017 Remember my post a couple weeks ago about finding your tribe? Well, I talked a lot about how making new friends is kinda like dating and you really need to find commonality within a group in order to fit… ~400 words

The runDisney phenomenon and runners to watch

Jan 26, 2017 Let’s be perfectly clear here… I am not in shape. I don’t exercise regularly even though I want to with all my being. I let every excuse in the book prevent me from going to the gym or even around… ~600 words

Finding my tribe

Jan 24, 2017 Supposably we replace and make new friends every ten years or so. Whatever your life events that have lead you to making new friends, know you’re not alone on the adventure. ~400 words

Bowman family, end of 2016

2016: where do we go from here?

Jan 18, 2017 Happy New Year! Yep, it’s January 18th and I’ve been silent for a very long time around here. Mainly because I haven’t been sure about what I want to do with this space. For many of us, 2016 was a… ~300 words

Battling anxiety: When the sky turns gray

Sep 11, 2016 I’ve been in a bit of a funk. It’s the kind of funk that I can probably get out of quickly if I did something about it. But right now, I’m feeling very melancholy. It didn’t dawn on me why… ~400 words


What teachers really want for back to school supplies

Sep 6, 2016 It’s that time of year again when our kids head back to school. Parents settle into a normal routine, and forget to pack lunches for the first day. Oh wait, is that just me? One of the things I stress… ~600 words

Sparkling water brands

Fear of running out (of water)

Jul 11, 2016 Ever since I cut way back on drinking soda and other sweetened drinks, I have been on a quest for more water. You guys know, I talk about this endlessly around here. When my body gets accustomed to ingesting lots… ~600 words

Introducing Buster!

Jun 28, 2016 This past weekend we expanded our family. Meet Buster, our 12 week old black lab mix puppy. Buster came to us from the Helen Woodward Animal Center. We were initially apprehensive about adopting a rescue. But we now think… ~200 words

Lost gun

Do you own a gun?

Jun 2, 2016 I recently came across a Facebook page about a child who was playing at a friends house after school one day. When the parents dropped their daughter off at school that morning, they never imagined it to be the last… ~600 words

Our dog, Jackson (aka, Bubba)

Saying goodbye to our first dog

May 16, 2016 A couple of weeks ago, we lost you, Jackson. Last year we found out you had cancer, and it was a rough go initially. But you’ve been in great health since we had a tumor removed on your leg. So… ~300 words

Daisy Bridging

Girl Scout bridging ceremony

May 11, 2016 I scoured the internets for ideas around a Daisy Bridging Ceremony, and couldn’t really find what I was looking for as a party theme. I was surprised at how few ideas there were on Pinterest and wanted to share what I did. ~500 words

toy story cupcake toppers

Toy Story birthday

Apr 11, 2016 Just when I thought we had moved on from Toy Story, our four year old surprised us with her birthday party request. Move over princesses, Toy Story for the win. I was kicking myself for not saving the Jesse boots… ~500 words


A fresh start

Apr 8, 2016 Today is a fresh start. A fresh start for writing and bringing back to life the passion that might have been misplaced for a while. Over a year ago, we decided to make some pretty big changes for our family.… ~300 words

Our pride and joy

Pride and joy

Jul 15, 2015 There are moments when I can see how much our girls love each other. My heart fills with pride and joy to see them together. I love seeing them giggle and tell each other their secrets. We have rough days,… ~56 words



May 30, 2015 Our dog turned nine this summer. Nine years. We brought him home when he was just nine weeks old. He has been trouble since the day we brought him home. But he’s also been a huge part of our family.… ~200 words

Valentine Hot Chocolate Heart Cake

Valentine hot chocolate heart cake recipe

Feb 1, 2015 Every week, I park in front of a Smart & Final when I drop my daughter off for her gymnastics class. It wasn’t until recently that I realized it’s open to the public. It’s a one-stop shop where you can… ~700 words

Canvas Art

Easy Valentine no-paint canvases

Jan 29, 2015 Getting ready for the holidays can be a lot of fun. We do a fair amount of entertaining, so I like to keep my decorations updated and fresh. With our impeding move, I need to keep things simple. Working with… ~300 words

My girls

Getting (delayed) alone time

Jan 26, 2015 When my husband and I found out we were having a baby, it was a mutual decision that I would stay home. It’s been over six years now that I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. Now that we have two girls,… ~300 words

Butternut Bisque

Easy butternut squash bisque

Jan 8, 2015 I love a good soup on a cold winter day. Even better, I love a quick and easy soup that I can whip up quickly. That’s how I feel about my butternut squash bisque. This soup is wonderful, fast, and… ~400 words