Maggie is a life-long Milwaukeean whose life is a balancing act of growing a business and making messes in the kitchen with her daughters. Maggie wants to be Ina Garten when she grows up. She attributes her ability to parent to her awesome husband who is a true partner that lets her nap on the weekends. Ah, the real good life. Isn’t it amazing?
sourdough starter

Lessons from Veronica, My Sourdough Starter (Yes, I Still Have One)

Way back in olden times, i.e., March, I joined the bandwagon and got a jar of sourdough starter from a friend. With the girls at home, I figured this could be a project we...
kid friendly dinners

Four Kid-Friendly Dinner Ideas (and a Bonus Bang for Your Buck!)

A Kid-Friendly Dinner that parents want to eat too? It's not impossible! As we stare down the new school year, so many things are different or unfamiliar. Do you know what promises to stay the...
Parenting While Imperfect

Parenting With Imperfections

How do we parent with imperfections? About a month ago, I unearthed a video that I knew defined me. See, it’s a video of my first “cooking show” where I baked chocolate chip cookies with...
Meatless Meals

How to Move Meatless Mondays to Most Meals

However you square it, Eating meat for every meal just isn’t smart math going forward. As a complication to the COVID pandemic, meatpacking plants are seeing production hiccups, making meat more scarce and expensive....
Exercise is important for mental health

Exercise As A Stress Reliever, As Told By A Cookie Lover

Hello. Let me start off with an apology. I swear I’m not That Girl. No, I am the girl who usually prefers reading books on the couch with a big brownie nearby, but alas,...
Monthly Goal Tracker Sheet

A Monthly Goal Tracker That Actually Works

In an effort to keep myself sane as a working mom, I’ve tried all the different planners and goal-setting programs. Seriously, all of them. (But if you have a new one you think I...
Hudsonville Ice Cream Chocolate Bonbons

The Perfect Sweet Treat to Enjoy with Your Favorite Valentines

This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Ice Cream. Hudsonville Ice Cream is about more than just ice cream. For them, it’s all about making life a little sweeter. It’s about the feeling you get, the...
Girls' Nap

Our Priceless Tradition – Girls’ Nap

Let me start by saying my husband and I got a king-sized bed because we are the kind of people that don’t want to be touched when they sleep. Do NOT get your cold...
What to do when life is overwhelming

When It All Seems Too Much, There Are Ways to See Through

Breaking news – It’s a heavy time to be alive. Sometimes it all seems too much. Fingers crossed that you are in the same great place I am as I write this. My family is...

How to Parent Your Parents

There comes a point in almost every young or middle-aged person’s life when you find you need to learn how to parent your parents. Suddenly, you are the responsible party. For some, it happens...