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Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher – Free Download!

Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher – Free Download!

Just in time for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., here’s have a fun cootie catcher to share, commemorating some of my favorite things about this holiday: the food! Download, print on 8.5×11, and share this fun activity with your kids. Who remembers making these in elementary school?? Has it been a while since you’ve folded [...]

Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

I found a post on Pinterest last summer that inspired me to begin “eating clean.” It basically was a blog post full of simple swaps for your diet that can help you eat healthier and cleaner. Since I was on summer vacation at the time, I was indulging in ice cream, fried foods and too [...]

30 Day Clean Eating Challenge and Tips!

30 Day Clean Eating Challenge and Tips!

I’m sure most mamas can relate to how I was feeling a few months after giving birth to my second son. To help in losing the baby weight, I was breastfeeding, *trying* to eat fairly healthy and making it to the gym only on occasion. But caring for a toddler and an infant doesn’t leave [...]

Yummi Pouch Review and Giveaway!

Yummi Pouch Review and Giveaway!

I have three little girls ages seven, two-and-a-half, and nine months. When my two-year-old started getting into eating purees, we discovered “pouch” foods. I absolutely loved the convenience of them and my daughter loved the independence they gave her. Even my eldest daughter, who was five at the time, was always asking for them. I [...]

Easy Homemade Hummus

Easy Homemade Hummus

Does anyone else have a toddler who would subsist solely on Cheerios and bananas given the chance? Not the most nutritious diet, is it? I know my little girl gets some potassium and vitamins from those foods, but they’re practically devoid of some of the most important things a growing baby needs — protein, fiber [...]

Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

Ikea Antilop High Chair Review

The Antilop High Chair from IKEA fit both of my high chair requirements: inexpensive and all plastic.  Through work and family, I’ve seen kids in most of the “big brand” high chairs: Eddie Bauer, Graco, and Fisher-Price. And while those high chairs are generally visually pleasing, have comfortably soft seats, and have layers of removable [...]

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

Feeding a Large Family on a Budget

What is it like to feed a large family on a very tight budget? Here are some of my strategies. First, let me give you a bit of my background. I am the mama to four grown children, all born within two years of each other. I was a stay-at-home-mama in the late seventies and [...]

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

While browsing Pinterest the other day, I found a pin that made my heart stop, my mouth water and my pants bulge all at once (yes, that’s possible). It’s called Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark… but I just call it heaven. You most likely have the five ingredients you need in your pantry/fridge already. If you [...]