I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For…. Kale? {My Whole30 Journey 2.0}

You know that moment when you look at the mountainous accumulation of laundry and absolutely cannot ignore it for another minute? Or the day you finally break down and scrub your shower, clean out your garage, or deep clean your refrigerator? Well, we had one of those moments a few weeks ago. I'm pretty sure … Continue reading I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For…. Kale? {My Whole30 Journey 2.0}

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The Mama Diaries has been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

I'm so excited to announce that The Mama Diaries has been Nominated for the Liebster Award! What is the Liebster Award? It is an award that new bloggers give each other to commend a great start and help bring better exposure to new blogs. {You can read the full definition at wordingwell.com} I was nominated … Continue reading The Mama Diaries has been Nominated for the Liebster Award!

Raising My Little Control Freak {By A Control Freak, For A Control Freak}

"The apple doesn't fall far," my husband will chuckle to me after a power struggle with our 4-year-old going on 35-year-old. I sigh. "It's not my fault." He just looks at me. "Ok, maybe it's my fault, but it's not my fault!" And it's not. I didn't teach her to be a control freak... I didn't have … Continue reading Raising My Little Control Freak {By A Control Freak, For A Control Freak}

Busy Mom’s Guide: DIY Baby Photos

My Little Mr. turned 6 months old this week! He has grown so fast, his rosy, pudgy, melt-your-heart face hardly resembles the frail 7lbs 4oz infant he was just a few short months ago. If you're a mom you know what I mean. They weren't joking when they said it goes too fast! Which is … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: DIY Baby Photos

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! {Quick & Easy, Yummy Fun}

I just love St. Patrick's Day. I always have, ever since my brother ruined my sister's St. Patty's Day pot roast (yes I know, not corned beef, but the sweet girl was only 8 so cut her some slack) by dumping in a ton of green food coloring to make it match the party. Needless … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day! {Quick & Easy, Yummy Fun}

Bailey’s Non-Alcoholic Irish Cream 5 Ways

It was a match made in heaven the day I met Bailey's Non-Alcoholic Irish Cream. We were at my husband's grandmother's house for the weekend when she introduced me to this amazing concoction. Smooth, creamy, rich, sweet - everything you want in thick Irish cream (minus the alcohol of course :)). I don't normally like … Continue reading Bailey’s Non-Alcoholic Irish Cream 5 Ways

Your First Deployment: How to Thrive {Not Just Survive}

I washed my hardwood floors today. A monumental task in this current season of my life, but I managed it. And as the smell of Murphy's Cleaning Oil was wafting through my house, I found myself rushed back to a life, that now seems very far away, full of fear, anticipation, pain, and waiting. My … Continue reading Your First Deployment: How to Thrive {Not Just Survive}

Busy Mom’s Guide: St. Patrick’s Day {turn} Spring Pendant Banner

Do you like easy? Of course you do - who doesn't like easy? I've mentioned how my craft skills before Pinterest were absolutely non-existent and that whatever skills I may possess now are solely because of that wonderful entity, so it should not surprise you to learn that I've thrown together some cute decor for St. Patrick's … Continue reading Busy Mom’s Guide: St. Patrick’s Day {turn} Spring Pendant Banner

Best New Recipes {February}

I love trying new recipes, and I have very simple criteria: to make it into my kitchen, a recipe must be quick, painless and easy. Oh yes... And amazingly delicious! I tried several new dishes in February, but these three topped the list as they passed my 'test' with flying colors. Alas, without further ado, I … Continue reading Best New Recipes {February}