Care Bears and Sunglasses

  • Did you have an amazing weekend? Our family sure did! We celebrated Evie’s birthday Friday with my family where Evie proudly displayed her new shades. You can’t see it, but girlfriend has her hand on her hip in this picture. Oh, the sass! We headed to the Children’s Museum Saturday morning and ran into one of my best high school friends and his family – a true treat! Finn and Evie loved the museum. A fun “must-do” in Omaha! Saturday night we grilled out and gabbed and laughed with my best friend and her family. We are tired and happy :)
  • Evie received her first Care Bear from Erin for her birthday: Funshine Bear! How I LOVED Care Bears growing up. I loved them so much my mom made me Care Bear clothes … true story.
  • What are in your kids Easter baskets this year? There’s enough “outside” candy and junk that will swarm them, so we try and not make food the focus. (Easter isn’t about chocolate bunnies, right!?!) That said, I do love Easter baskets, I think because it brings back fun memories from my childhood. This year the kids are getting umbrellas, a movie, and bubbles. We’ll do our own Easter egg hunt that morning with eggs containing coins for their money banks and a little candy. What will be in the candy eggs? Surf Sweets!
  • Surf Sweets do not contain artificial flavors and colors. They are free of corn syrup and are verified GMO-free. Also, Surf Sweets are made and packaged in a facility free of the 10 most common food allergens, including dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites. These are certainly a best bet when looking for Easter treats. No junk, no GMO sugar, no weird ingredients you can’t pronounce… and they are delicious!

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My Mommy Mind


  • After the majority said it was a “MUST-SEE,” we jumped on the Frozen train. The kids loved it! Friday night we were in Kansas City for a cousin-fest. The kids started the show at 7p (bedtime) and had bug eyes all the way until the end. They were with their fav cousins… the only time in life we have ever bent bedtime rules. (And we paid dearly the next day, I might add! Dearly.)
  • Cousins need to grow up with one another, yes? We’re so lucky our kids and my cousins kids are so close. They played without a single incident non-stop! Nothing better!
  • Justin was obsessed with watching Wrestlemania last night. What did I learn? Two things. One, it’s still fake and terribly ridiculous. Two, Maria Menounos was once part of the WWE. Who knew?
  • Need an amazing gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free breakfast bar that will not disappoint? Check out these Raspberry Crumble Bars. We made them this weekend for cousin time (opt for the coconut oil option) and I honest to goodness haven’t stopped thinking about them! So fantasitc!

What menu item (entree, dessert, snack, etc.) have you been craving lately or making over and over?  We need some fresh ideas at our house!

My Mommy Mind

Evie 2

  • My littlest little is now TWO! Details on her big day soon! She is desperate to ride bikes anytime we are outside with Finn. She’s too big for anything we currently have, which made her birthday gift from Justin and me an easy choice: an Evie-sized tricycle. She cheered!
  • Evie’ birthday and birthday party had to be (very) rearranged due to some insane stomach alien that knocked Justin and I flat last week. It should be illegal for parents to get so sick. Thankfully we are back to 100%!
  • If you were able to join our Essential Oils webinar last week, I thank you!  I’ve had such great chats with many of you over email. Please contact me if you have additional questions. I hope to do additional webinars based on the feedback.
  • Have you noticed any changes around My Wise Mom recently? :) After lots of behind the scenes work, the new logo and design is finally live!
  • Jess Creatives gets a double high five (and a heart) for the new logo. Jess was amazing to work with and really “got” the vibe of the blog. She and her husband are actually in the process of making amazing health and lifestyle changes, so it was extra fun to work with her on this journey!
  • Justin’s team is responsible for the site redesign. His team was working on the layout piece and put some “fillers” in that I just loved. It quickly evolved into what you see on the page.

Thank you for the patience during the last several weeks. From moving to sickness to blog changes to webinar planning, so many “outside” things were fighting for my time and blog posts simply had to take a temporary backseat. I’m slowly getting into my “new normal” in our new house, so let the “new normal” begin! What are you most looking forward to this spring?