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baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help
April 21, 2014 No Comment

baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s.   My three kids were the first grandchildren on both sides of our ...

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve
April 11, 2014 1 comment

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve

  Frozen is all the rage these days, so it’s no wonder that my Cora wanted a ‘Frozen’ birthday party for her 7th. So that’s what we did. Starting last ...

april fools' candy bugs: funny trick for families
March 19, 2014 4 comments

april fools’ candy bugs: funny trick for families

 originally published in 2011     April Fools’ Day is practically upon us, and I thought that before I served the kids jell-o in their juice cups tomorrow (seriously, how funny ...

3 ways to kick-start your family's health
March 7, 2014 No Comment

3 ways to kick-start your family’s health

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at Walmart.com   Spring is around ...

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*
December 14, 2013 6 comments

halos mandarin orange paper dolls: dress up your food *sponsored*

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of making mealtime more fun for my kids.  And if we can sneak in some sort of learning along the ...

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition
December 12, 2013 2 comments

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition

Every year, one of our advent calendar activities reads: Cookie Baking Day!  And what that means is that no matter the day–it’s always a surprise!–the kids and I ditch everything ...

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats
December 6, 2013 4 comments

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats

    It’s no secret that I am a crazy huge fan of getting kids in the kitchen. Early and often, let’s tie those aprons onto our littles, pull the ...

make a veggie turkey: kid-happy, thanksgiving dinner-ready
November 25, 2013 2 comments

make a veggie turkey: kid-happy, thanksgiving dinner-ready

It’s no secret that I have kids who usually love to be in the kitchen–whether it’s trying a new food or helping with a new recipe, my kiddos are usually ...

quick and easy halloween ghost cookies
October 22, 2013 No Comment

quick and easy halloween ghost cookies

October has been an incredibly busy month for us, with me finishing up two classes on top of all of my other normal work. However, our crazy schedule isn’t stopping ...

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)
October 8, 2013 2 comments

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)

    This post was originally published on December 12, 2009, but as I searched for our Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe, I found this oldie but goodie and realized ...

put an end to hunger in america: get the whole family involved
September 10, 2013 3 comments

put an end to hunger in america: get the whole family involved

I’ve thought long and hard about how to get my family involved in helping to end hunger in America, knowing that all around us–in DC Metro suburban community–people are hungry. ...