I started a new job in February. Correction: I started TWO new jobs in February. The first one was a foot in the door. It didn’t pay enough to cover my bills, so I took the second job to supplement. Anyone can tell you that two jobs are more than enough for a single human to handle. I also run Elle Jay at Home, a blog about comfort food for moms. But my hours shifted to 7 am … [Read more...] about The WFHWK Life: The Down and Dirty of Working Mom Survival
The smell of roasting pumpkin seeds is the second best part of carving Jack o’ Lanterns for Halloween… the first best thing is, of course, carving funny faces into a pumpkin. While you probably have a family recipe for turning your pumpkin’s guts into a tasty treat, we have a few new ideas for you to test out. You might even start a new Halloween tradition … [Read more...] about What Do You Do With Pumpkin Pulp?
With Halloween around the corner and costumes constantly growing more provocative, maintain your cool mom status and your dignity with some of these creative costume ideas. The best part? You probably have some of this stuff in your house! Gumball Machine All you need is a clear trash bag, colorful round balloons , red tulle, and a red skull cap. Put on red leggings, … [Read more...] about 6 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Ideas
How much fun are Jack o’ Lanterns? I love visiting the pumpkin patch, picking out just the right one and deciding what funny face it will become. My little sister was the queen of picking the biggest and heaviest pumpkin in the patch and then lugging it back home. But God love her, she’s not the most graceful being and there were more than a few bumps and bruises along the … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips
We've all heard the saying, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Getting proper nutrition jump starts your metabolism and helps you keep your energy up through the entire day. Sometimes though, it’s tough to get your little sleepyheads to eat in the morning. But with a little creativity and some healthy ingredients, you can make sure their little bodies are … [Read more...] about Start Your Morning Right: Healthy Breakfast Recipes