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The NTK Super Practical Gift Guide

The NTK Super Practical Gift Guide

Hello everyone! I know that there are so many gift guides out there. And many of them are awesome! I looked at one Buzzfeed put out and was inspired by it.  When it comes to giving and receiving gifts, I am a very practical person. […]

The Thermostat {part 2}

The Thermostat {part 2}

A few weeks back I talked about being a thermostat verses a thermometer and I thought I would give you two big ways I set the temperature in our home. These are both mostly for me. But that’s sort of the point, seeing as I’m the […]

The Thermostat

The Thermostat

For some reason, I have not been able to get the idea of a thermostat out of my head. In particular, when it comes to mothering.         Nate has been out of town since Thursday and if I am honest, I spent […]

5 items I own that are worth their price tag $$$

5 items I own that are worth their price tag $$$

In the spirit of #ballinonabudget, I thought it would be helpful to tell you a few things I own that are NOT #ballinonabudget, but if they were to break tomorrow you better believe I would be ordering a new one. I am not saying that […]

Summertime Watermelon and Shrimp Orzo

Summertime Watermelon and Shrimp Orzo

I am so thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with the Georgia Watermelon Association and create a delicious recipe using one of their watermelons. Nothing says summertime quite like watermelon. Pair it with fresh herbs and local seafood and it’s a match made […]

Why I Yoga

Why I Yoga

I have been practicing yoga on and off since high school. Back then, it was mostly for anxiety. It felt like a tangible way to calm down my mind and breathe. It forced me to enter a room without my cell phone and commit to […]

two tips for perfect quesadillas

two tips for perfect quesadillas

TWO CHEESE QUESADILLA TIPS ? . TIP 1: Microwave it for about 15-30 seconds so the cheese gets a little melty and the sides stick together. That way, you don’t have tons of little cheese shreds falling all over your stove when you try and […]

A Thought for your summer meal sanity {part 2}

A Thought for your summer meal sanity {part 2}

A THOUGHT FOR YOUR SUMMER MEAL SANITY {part 2: the contradiction} . Here’s the thing about what I told you yesterday. It was 100% accurate when I wrote it a week ago. But in the past week, I have wanted bacon and eggs for breakfast […]

A case for gym childcare {part 1}: why it matters for mom

A case for gym childcare {part 1}: why it matters for mom

Looking at the picture above, my heart melts. Few things hold a candle to the way I feel holding one of my children on the beach. I love how much they need me and want to be held by me. Motherhood is by far one […]

A case for gym childcare {part 2}: why it matters for the child

A case for gym childcare {part 2}: why it matters for the child

Over the last few months I have been asked this question enough and feel passionately enough about it this topic that I decided it needs its own pos! It is either posed as a question: “how do you stay in shape with three small children?” […]