Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Looking for a more wholesome sweet? Try these Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars, naturally sweetened with honey, and packed with sweet-tart lemon flavor.

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A few years I did a Whole 30 when I went without sugar, grain, and a bunch of other foods I had previously thought I couldn’t live without. I discovered that as much as I love sweets, I don’t think that sweets take very good care of me. Sure, they taste good, but they make me tired.

Since then, I’ve tried different strategies to curb the sweets that my family eats. I’m nowhere close to arriving. Hello! I still make my famous Lemon Meringue Pie at least once a year.

But, I’m working on it. I surprise myself when I can satisfy that late-night craving with a bowl of yogurt and fruit instead of a heaping pile of ice cream. And I’m working on swapping processed sugars for unprocessed when we can, though reducing the sweet overall is my end-game. Continue Reading »

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Advice for Young (& Old) Wives

Want to have a marriage that goes the distance? Me, too! Here are some of the things that I’ve learned in 23 years of marriage, and my advice for you.

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Bryan, aka FishPapa, and I have been married for over 23 years.  He was — and is — Mr. Right For Me. The picture on the left is us in 1992 when he came to visit me in France as my boyfriend. The picture on the right is us in 2014 when we returned to celebrate our 20th anniversary with six kids in tow.

We’ve been through thick and thin together. Richer and poorer. In sickness and in health. We’ve welcomed six children to the world and cried together over three miscarriages. We’ve moved five times and over 4000 miles.

It’s been a crazy, wonderful, amazing ride for over 23 years. Continue Reading »

Traveling in the UK: How We Got Around

Looking forward to traveling in the UK? Wondering how to get from place to place? Here’s how we got around as a family of 8 for a month in Great Britain. Those who’ve been parents more than three days know that travel with kids entails a fair amount of planning and logistics. Heck! Going to […]

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Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Bake someone happy with a batch of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast and for tucking into lunch boxes. Growing up muffins came from a mix from a box. Most of the time. Unbeknowst to me, my mom had a muffin recipe MEMORIZED. I remember the first time […]

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Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

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How to Make Snacking Healthier (Plus 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids)

Want to improve your family’s diet? Check out these healthy snack ideas to offer your kids better choices and feel good about what you feed them. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. I […]

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Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack

Are you ready to go back to school? Ready to pack lunches, check homework, and be a responsible parent? Yep, it’s that time of year. School is gearing back up for the year along with opportunities for growth for ALL OF US. Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack Take things a little easier this year by […]

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