I Had A Dream about Mangoes… ~ Chase Family Meal Plan

Last week I was traveling to a blogger's conference and while out and about, I saw on Instagram that a gal was working on her 20 Meals from Costco for $150 shopping and prepping experience and noticed that she had mangoes in her photo. I commented about how I wish my store had mangoes again...as my kids eat them like candy and I usually have to buy 2-3 boxes at a time! Last … [Read more...]

Cuatro’s First Year Litany ~ Chase Family Meal Plan


Seriously y'all. I blinked and he's already a year. The litany... 4 teeth. (With one that I didn't notice coming in, until it was all the way in. #fourthchildproblems) 3 ear infections. 4 sinus infections. 1 ticket to the ENT. (He would catch a cold from his brothers and not be able to clear it on his own. Hence the ticket to the ENT...I suspect his adenoids are enlarged … [Read more...]

Pocket Knives in Our Future, plus The Chase Family Meal Plan

Another busy week for our family...it started Sunday, with a wild afternoon of Pinewood Derby with their Cub Scout pack, followed by more Cub Scout events and the Mexico-South Korea pre-World Cup (something like that!) soccer game tonight. Plus more to come tomorrow, Friday and into the weekend. (Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I'm picking the opposite of who my … [Read more...]

Hormonal Weather Makes It Hard to Meal Plan ~ Chase Family Meal Plan

January is hormonal weather month in Texas. When we lived in Ohio, the hormonal weather months were April and October.  Down south, it's January...and December, this past year too. While it's easy to manage the "what to wear" with a quick glance at the weather channel app on my phone each morning, the planning of meals part is tough. Take this morning for example. It was 40 … [Read more...]

Augmentin, Singulair, Amoxicillin, Demerol, All in One Week ~ The Chase Family Meal Plan

I *think* we are almost on a first name basis with the gals at Walgreens pharmacy. I wonder if next time the red van pulls into the drive thru lane, the gal will pick up the phone and say, "Good morning Erin, which kid is it this time?" Sigh. In the past week-ish, we've been to Walgreens 3 times...once for the baby with his 2nd ear infection in a month, he gets the … [Read more...]