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Another Year Ahead.

I'll never forget the first year of sending my oldest son to school. I was literally sick with fear and worry.  “Am I doing the right thing? Should I keep him home one more year? Should I go all-in on the homeschool thing? What if this is the worst decision I’ve ever made?” You know…

US Cooking Tour Stop 21: Iowa

Well, I have to say - Iowa was certainly a surprise! We were so impressed with the recipes that came out of The Hawkeye State that it is a contending frontrunner in the state cooking tour so far. Who would have thought? Iowa, no offense to those from there, is a state that I completely fo…

The Day I Scared a Stranger.

The other day the boys and I ran into Walmart for a couple missing ingredients I needed for my state challenge. In proper Whitney fashion, I ended up humiliating myself within 60 seconds of entering the building. The kids and I came in chatting and walked over to pick out a buggy. Of co…

US Cooking Tour Stop 20: Wyoming

I totally forgot I hadn't posted Wyomings recipes yet, and I couldn't leave you hanging on this one. Indian Tacos were the main dish and though I've had them countless times, I've never made them at home. This one was a hit and such a great twist on Taco Night! I don't…

The Summer Reset

As we near the end of school every year, we have all these hopes and dreams for what our summer will look like. We make check lists of fun activities, plan out our yearly traditions, and romanticize the long, sunny days ahead of us. It’s going to be all fun, exciting, Leave it to Beaver…

Theme Park Must-Haves!

I did a lot of research before our trip to Orlando on what to bring to make our long days in the parks as enjoyable as possible. I wanted to share some of our favorites so they might help you like they did us! As a participant in the Amazon Associates program, I may earn a commission fro…

Disney Vs. Universal

Ah, the age old question. Which is the better park - Disney or Universal?  I got bombarded with this question in my Instagram DM's while on our trip, so I thought it would be a fun to do a post noting the distinct differences that stood out between the two. Since we did both sets of …