School Delays and Cancellations- A Mom’s View

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  Here in the Midwest USA this winter, Mother Nature has gone a bit crazy. We traditionally have cold, snowy winters, hot summers, and anything in between during Spring and Fall. Most of December was fairly mild, and now that we are into January/February, that bitter cold has set in. Kinda. We are forecasted for […]

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Recipe: Cheesy Potato Casserole

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Our deck project is complete! If you have been following along on my Instagram page (@suburbanboymom if you aren’t already following) you know that we took on a project much larger than we had anticipated. We purchased our home exactly 1 year ago, and the previous owners had built and stained a HUGE deck on […]

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Making Simple Desserts Festive for the Holidays

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This time of year is always crazy busy with various holiday parties, get togethers, pitch-ins, etc. One thing I try to always keep on hand during the holidays is some basic dessert mixes to make when time is limited and I don’t want to go the “store bought” route. One of my family’s favorite “easy” […]

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Prepping for Spring- Stocking the Freezer


At Home, Recipes

Along with Spring comes a jump in chaotic schedules. We go from 1 weeknight activity a week to 4, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The kids will be starting swim lessons again to get a refresher for Summer, my youngest will be starting T-Ball and my oldest is joining a new Ninja […]

March 20, 2019

Recipe: Crock Pot Barbecue Green Beans


Recipes

Did you know that I have an award winning recipe? I do! When I worked at my corporate office job several years ago, the company did a company picnic type of thing. They asked everyone who wanted to participate to bring in a side dish and there would be judges who would hand out awards […]

March 15, 2019

Prepping for Spring- What’s In My Car Bag


At Home, For Kids

  Spring is in the air! Ah, finally. If you follow along here, you know that I actually love snow, and love winter, but man, this winter has really made it tough to love. Spring is probably one of the busiest times of year for us. The boys start new classes and sports, and we […]

March 13, 2019

Crock Pot French Onion Soup and Soup Tips


Recipes

One thing I do every winter is get the freezer stocked up on soup. We have 3 types of soup that are favorites in our house- Paula Deen’s Crock Pot Potato Soup, the Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup from Trader Joe’s (it’s premade and in a carton, but still SO good and good to have […]

February 6, 2019

School Delays and Cancellations- A Mom’s View


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  Here in the Midwest USA this winter, Mother Nature has gone a bit crazy. We traditionally have cold, snowy winters, hot summers, and anything in between during Spring and Fall. Most of December was fairly mild, and now that we are into January/February, that bitter cold has set in. Kinda. We are forecasted for […]

February 4, 2019

It’s Finally February!


At Home

Is it just me or does January literally feel like the longest month ever? I swear Christmas was 6 months ago, but in reality it was just a little over a month ago. We have even had a pretty busy January, so I’m not sure why it has seemed so long. We’ve been busy over […]

February 1, 2019

Monday Vibes


Articles for Her

Happy Monday! Today has been the Monday-ist Monday EVER. We have a LOT of new faces around here, so I decided to lighten things up a bit today, and just share some fun facts about me. Remember those emails that your friends would send you on AOL back in the day? You had to fill […]

August 20, 2018

Skin Care for All- My Skin Care Story


Articles for Her

I will be the first to admit that back in my younger, teenage years, I was a definite sun worshiper. If I could be out laying in the sun, I would be, lathered up in baby oil and no sunscreen (and Sun-In in my hair, because, of course). I know, it makes me cringe now […]

July 23, 2018

DIY: Kid Canvas


For Kids

I am a sucker for a super simple DIY. I am an even bigger sucker for a super simple DIY that’s also super cheap. Add in the fact that I can include the kids without pulling my hair out AND it can be doubled as a thoughtful gift and I’m SOLD. While shopping at the […]

July 20, 2018

Life in the Indiana Suburbs


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With the exception of 2 years we lived in Jacksonville, Florida for work, I have lived in Indiana my whole life. I started off in the city, and we moved to the country when I was in 6th grade. Once I graduated, I moved to the ‘burbs, about 20 minutes north of Indianapolis, and have […]

July 19, 2018