Camping Hack: Tent Stakes Got You Stumped? Try This.

Pitching a tent as newlyweds can probably be seen as the first test of marriage. You’re fresh off hours in the car. There are flies. You are hot and hungry; itching to ditch all the unpacking and go for a swim and rip open the bag of peanut butter pretzels you allow yourself (because it’s…


  Our time in Ireland was magical. Newgrange. Connemara. The Cliffs of Moher. Glendalough. I could go on! Thousands of beautiful photos, but in my moments of reminiscence this is always one of my favorites. Kissing the Blarney Stone. What a thrill! I had always dreamed of making the journey, but never really thought I…

Teaching Kids to Respect Lives… Using Bugs.

  When Little Fish was born, we had fire ants. I had always seen them outside, but due to the drought they were suddenly coming inside to search for water. I definitely wouldn’t say we had an “infestation,” because that would be horrifying and gross. What we had was more of a randomized psychological annoyance….

What’s My Niche Again?

All right you guys… I have spent Little Fish’s entire nap time trying to figure this out. I am writing this post because today marks TWO weeks since my first post on this blog. So I thought I would write a little bit about my experience. First off, let me say that I have been reading…

The Simplest Thing I Do Everyday to Keep My Family Healthy

Whenever I walk around my neighborhood, I try to see if I can find a house that has a door or window open. Now hold on a minute, before you flag me as the local cat burglar just hear me out. It’s no secret that our kids were born into an increasingly indoor generation. Screens….