I’m the mother of a blended family of seven. Yes, seven. And it sounds very shocking at first. Seven people. Seven personalities. Seven mouths to feed. But blended families aren’t always together, so I only have to feed seven people a few times a year, ha! And ours is further complicated because three of our five children live over 2300 miles away from us.
Showering a soon-to-be mother with gifts is a tradition that’s been around since the Renaissance era, but that doesn’t mean new mamas are sticking to status quo. The ever-so-creative millennial Moms (that’s you!) have come up with the greatest variation of the traditional baby shower ever. Behold: the adorably practical baby sprinkle. Read More “Baby Sprinkles 101”
Pretzels, string cheese, goldfish, repeat. If this sounds like a highlight reel of your child’s afternoon snacking ritual, you’re not alone. In a perfect world free of diaper blowouts and meltdowns, we’d only feed our kids colorful arrangements of veggies in the shape of ladybugs and butterflies. But when you’ve got a bazillion things to get done at once, convenience is everything. Here are our fave snacks that are just as nutritious as they are easy.
It’s that time of the year again where we start thinking about the Holidays. This means that sweets are on everyone’s mind, whether it’s baking them or eating them. I’m always looking for a delicious dessert recipe to bring to that family party or Holiday event. I wanted to create a recipe that was simple, healthy, and delicious! These ingredients you most likely have already in your house and will be able to make within minutes. Read More “Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles”
Simply put, Friendsgiving is Thanksgiving dinner shared between friends friends. A gathering to raise a glass and celebrate with those who you may not not see as often as you’d like, but when you do, it’s like no time has passed.
There’s a lot to love about this unofficial holiday. For starters, everyone brings their signature dish (or drink) to share, creating an eclectic feast.
Smack dab in the middle of the ghouls and the garland is the “gobble gobble” of Thanksgiving. While its neighboring holidays boast trick-or-treating and tree lightings, Thanksgiving can sometimes leave a lot to be desired in terms of its fun-factor.
This season is all about sharing memories, oversized slices of pie, and deep belly-laughs with the people we cherish the most. Amidst the mayhem of all the whisking, measuring, and peeling, it’s easy to skimp out on the tiny details that can make large gatherings feel special and intimate.
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When our firstborn turned two, rather than accumulate more stuff, we asked guests to bring a book in lieu of gifts. We collected a handful of new and used titles that we then donated to the Ready Readers program in our community. This book-giving birthday tradition has continued and it doesn’t diminish how special birthdays feel; in fact, I’d say it enhances the experience for all involved. Here’s why: books keep giving.
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Parenting is tough business. Often it’s a full-time job on top of a full-time job (or two), and if we’re being completely honest, no one really knows what they’re doing. It’s all just trial and error, isn’t it? A nerve-wracking trial and error, at that. Imagine being responsible for the health and wellbeing of tiny human beings who are one day going to be grown adults living in the world and one day having their own kids and…
Okay, got a little lightheaded there
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