The new school year is just about here and that means one thing for us parents: back to school shopping time! Even though we’ve been packing lunches for a few years now, it can still be overwhelming to choose the right lunch gear for our kiddos. We look for a few things: * A good value […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
What feels like forever ago, we learned that a new Whole Foods Market was coming to town. We live in between two stores and don’t often drive in either direction so this new location is so much more convenient for us. Each time I’ve driven by the new building over the last few months, I’ve […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Whole Foods Greenway Gives New Meaning to Local
A few weeks ago we watched a movie where the family ate Chinese takeout for dinner. It was so reminiscent of my own childhood where my parents would stop on their way home to pick up egg foo young, moo goo gai pan and chow mein, mmm… and some egg rolls. And at that moment […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Dinner Special: Our First Chinese Takeout
By definition, a double whammy is when two bad situations occur together (hence, resulting in double the trouble). If you or your child is suffering from seasonal allergies, it’s possible that hidden food sensitivities aggravate your symptoms and result in double the misery. You’re probably familiar with the symptoms of seasonal allergies like itchy, water […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
A few months ago, Kraft secured a lot of media coverage around their announcement to remove artificial food dyes from some of it’s products. Many in the food industry accused Kraft of a marketing ploy meant to earn positive sentiment from consumers who care about what’s in their food since they chose the least popular […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kraft Is At It Again: Marketing Meant to Confuse Consumers
Between holidays, snow days, sick days, furlough days, spring break and, this year, accreditation days – some months it seems like the kids are home more than they’re at school. Every once in a while, this is a welcome entry on our calendar. With busy weekends that don’t allow for lazy mornings, we’ll happily take […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Snack Time: Homemade Pretzel Pillows
Last month I asked Whitney of the fabulous blog for new parents (and even not-so-new parents), Rookie Moms how she defines Real Food. Ironically, she and I met at a cheeseburger party many many years ago (but if I recall, neither of us indulged in the burgers, just fun hats). This is what […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Real Food Comes From Nature
Our snow is finally melting after keeping us close to home for more than four days. It was a beautiful scene to watch from the warmth of our home each day, and we made lots of memories sledding down our hill with neighbors. Each day my son asked if we could walk to our friend’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Valentine Treats That Are Natural and Sweet
When my kids were around five-ish (and could read), we ended their nightly question of: “mommy, what’s for dinner” in a way that also helped me avoid staring blankly into my pantry or fridge wondering what to make. We bought a small whiteboard with a magnet on the back and a dry erase marker to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Pinterest Answers: What’s For Dinner?